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How can I restore the appetite of my husband post surgery and also he is not able to move his one arm ?

My husband has not eaten well since his pancreas- kidney transplant two months ago. No eating problems prior to surgery. After surgery, food does not taste or smell right. He gets sick to his stomach and has anxiety when it is time to eat. He lost 40 pounds in less than two months. He is 5 11 and weighs 153 pounds. He used to be near 200 pounds. Every bite is a challenge. Feeding tubes didn t work, as they kept falling out. How do we restore his appetite and help him to eat well again? He consumes barely 1,000 cal a day. At age 46, and almost 6 feet tall, this is not enough. Could it be the result of the anesthesia still working its way out of his body? Anyone ever heard of this. By the way, one of his arms is also not working right. Could this be related? Similar parts of the brain , maybe?
Sat, 14 Jan 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi
there is no effect of anesthesia now ,so dont worry about it
ur husband has post traumatic stress disorder
i think he is still not coming out of the fear of operation
he need psychiatric treatment
there is medicine to increase appetite like hydroxyzine .
be gentle with him and take care with caution .
ya ,there might be relation between hand and brain and so appetite.
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Nephrologist Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha's  Response
Thanks for the query
I see that your husband has multiple medical problems and it is very incorrect to come to a conclusion without examining him and going through his reports.
It is defnitely nt because of anesthetia. I cant figure out the reason for his monoplegia and it is not monoplegia that has caused decreased appetite.
However it could be the drugs he is taking that might have caused reduces appetite.
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How can I restore the appetite of my husband post surgery and also he is not able to move his one arm ?

hi there is no effect of anesthesia now ,so dont worry about it ur husband has post traumatic stress disorder i think he is still not coming out of the fear of operation he need psychiatric treatment there is medicine to increase appetite like hydroxyzine . be gentle with him and take care with caution . ya ,there might be relation between hand and brain and so appetite.