Susan...I agree with Lauren, some foods are more difficult to digest than others. Below are some of what I have learned. Make sure to have your Mom discuss with the physian.
Magnesium Citrate – prescription only, for acute sympton control.
I remember our JeffG mentioning drinking ½ of the bottle –wait 4 hours and then repeat if necessary.
Stool softener ½ hour prior to meal
Followed by Laxatives after consumption of meal.
Please note that diuretics and oral stool softeners with salt will drain your body of potassium.
Lemon, even lemon drops help rid the mouth of salty/metallic taste caused by chemotherapy.
Meals high in protein – six meals spread throughout the day
Moving around after meal consumption, if possible small walks,
In some instances it might be necessary to eat while standing upright.
Fluids in regular intervals throughout the day - most important after chemotherapy. (Flushes chemicals through system.)
Protein shakes such as Boost or, as Lainy had suggested Carnation Instant Breakfast.
Due to dietary restrictions some use gluten free shakes or whey protein shakes.
Reduce fat and spices.
Also, by using the "search" button on top of page, you will be directed to numerous postings on the issue of "gas" and "pain."
I will enclose a few:
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … hp?id=5761
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … hp?id=4622
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … hp?id=6463
And, dear Susan, be prepared for a good chuckle here and there.
THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER