Hi Kj9. I am sorry about your Mom’s situation. While the diagnoses cant be changed, you and your sister may be able to impact the quality of the process with little things. When my Dad experienced the cachexia following removal of his esophagus, we quietly left little snacks everywhere. Those snacks included the boost extra, small portions of dinner, potato chips, candy, various beverages, and anything else we could think of. We figured out which “tastes” were pleasant and which ones to avoid. His “taste” became very different from what it was before. We took off all the pressure to eat. He began to nibble. We were able to stop the progression of the cachexia, but not really recovery. His quality of life improved dramatically, as he gained some energy. We were able to have 10 more years with our very skinny Dad. I hope that you and your sister will be able to celebrate your lives together with your mom, and feel the beautiful bond you clearly have.