Protein Powders, Calorie Boosters, Appetite Stimulation?
Looking for recommendations on protein powders, calorie boosters, appetite stimulators. My father has metastatic disease and has been off of therapy for 2 months now in preparation for clinical trial participation. Sadly, we just learned last week after he completed all screening procedures that the trial is not moving forward. We transferred his care to a new oncologist who is recycling the first chemo regimen he was on (gem-abrax) since he never had disease progression on that (have separate questions about this). However, because of receiving no treatment for this long, his disease has progressed with significant increase in pain. Palliative care has increased his dose of oxycodone to manage the pain, and this is making my father so loopy… which is now severely affecting his food intake. So, we are looking for things to "hide" in his food to keep his weight up and performance up until his resumption of chemo (and throughout), that will hopefully help control/reduce the disease and alleviate some of the pain to the point that he can reduce the oxycodone.
We have tried many options since the start of his journey. He hasn't really ever tolerated Boost or options that aren't clear. He does tolerate Ensure Clear, so he has those. Just looking for other options, or even things he can take to stimulate appetite (he refuses MMJ).
Please HELP and THANKS!!!