My husband had a lobectomy last Wednesday by keyhole surgery. He is now cancer free so, very lucky, however, he is 77 and had lost around 2 stone in weight prior to the surgery due to nausea. He'd been prescribed meds that worked for his nausea a short time before his admission and I had been serving him what he fancied whenever he wanted to eat but, being in hospital now, he has to eat at designated times and only what they serve. Unfortunately, they changed his meds and he got the nausea back. I think he's eaten very little since then and he gets annoyed if I nag him to eat, or drink his nourishing drinks. Today they finally gave him his normal meds but he is still nauseous and I've just heard that he may need to go back to theatre as the drain isn't working on his collapsed lung! I'm so worried that he isn't getting enough nourishment and will suffer from malnutrition. ( a neighbour recently died in hospital after refusing to eat.) He has swollen up from his collapsed lung so doesn't look skinny any more and there are so many different nursing staff I doubt they notice anyway. His surgeon is brilliant but will he know, before he does the surgery that my husband is so malnourished? My husband hates me making a fuss. I don't know if I should try to talk to someone about it...I am so worried!
Sorry for such a long post!