My dad is due to finish up his first round of TMZ and radiation on Wednesday. Over the last few weeks he has declined considerably. The nausea and vomiting kicked in and he is very weak. His balance and mobility are limited at best. He has been in a rehab facility for a few weeks because he fell at home and ended up there. We tried to get him back home last week, but he is unable to perform basic functions on his own and/or with help from my mom. There will be people (including the rest of us) stopping in to help him once he gets home, but it will not be consistent, so the two of them need to be able to manage.
At this point he is not taking much in terms of supplements because the nausea and lack of appetite prevent him from putting much in his mouth. He is also eating very little and nothing healthy.
Once the chemo and radiation end and the steroid stops (he is at 2mg as of tomorrow), I want to give him whatever I can to build up his strength and breathe some life into him. Any suggestions?
I know it will not happen over night and that there is no magic pill, but I want him to come home. He desperately needs to be at home, and he needs to build up his strength for that.