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Have bone cancer, myelodysplastic syndrome. Unable to eat, bloating. Should she take IV fluid?

My mom is end stage bone cancer and has myelodysplastic syndrome . She is hardly eating anything now. We are giving her boost (like ensure) but she has only taken about 5 oz today and last few days. She is also drinking some water and taking some pedialyte . She is bloated. Should we be trying harder to get her to eat? She was constipated from her narcotics but had mom and enemas yesterday with some results. Does it hurt her if we keep trying to make her drink the boost? Is it beneficial for her to receive IV fluids?
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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she is in her terminal stage and definitly she needs some nutrition for survival.i think if all other parameter are ok then she should be given iv fluids keeping in view of her cardiac status and urinary output .we can also give her some parentral nutrition in form of lipids and protiens but again it should be done under medical guidence.
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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