Survivor since 2007
All of the above!!! Excellent advice. Do not get hurt feelings is your mom refuses to eat foods that she would normally like. I could not believe how my taste changed during chemotherapy!!!! I had cravings for certain foods and rejected others. Sometimes your sense of smell is also effected and things normally smelling delicious are nauseating during chemo. Don't get frustrated. Fix her whatever she will eat. I craved greens and I mean everything green and leafy! So, that is what I ate. It is not going to effect her one way or the other eating weird during this time. Don't put additional pressure on her to "eat-a-balanced-diet" as it will be nearly impossible. Just push fluids which is extremely important during chemotherapy. She can also drink "Ensure" which will help give her nutrients and fluids at the same time. Nobody cares if she eats Pop-Tarts, and hotdogs!
You are wonderful to be caring for Mom during this tough time. Take care, Sharon