Anyone have experience with their aged parent not eating?
Mom has a parathyroid issue and as soon as she started taking the meds, she practically stopped eating. I know the meds are part of the problem.
She had surgery to remove the abnormal gland, but they couldn’t find it, so we are back to square one.
She’s in the hospital now and has been given appetite stimulant, but she still only eats probably less than a cup of food all day.
So far the stimulant doesn’t seem to be working and she has been prescribed twice the normal dose.
I am thinking she is at the end of life. They are sending her to a skilled nursing facility today for physical rehab, but if she continues not eating enough, she won’t have the strength.
We give her all soft food and ground up meats with gravies and things like that, and Ensure, but she has no interest in any of it.
I know we can’t force her to eat, but any other suggestions?