Muscle Wasting in Lung Cancer Patient
Mr Ted we really need your help, my husband who has a lung cancer stage 4 for 2 1/5 years now, has been in and out of the hospital since the last time i sent you an email.... due to fever, diagnosed to have a pneumonia, then was admitted again due to fever of unknown origin, then he had a tooth extraction after he was discharged, the tooth that was extracted was infected, and a couple of days passed, he was admitted again due to fever... each hospitalization, my husband received a lot of antibiotic, vancomycin q6 hours, zosyn q 4hours, and a take home antibiotic of azithromycin 500mg every day for 7 days......
He really loss a lot of weight, we have been following all the supplements i read... like
Vit B50 2xday,
lecithin 1 tbsp every meal,
selenium 1000mcg a day,
vit D3 24000 IU a day,
Vit E 800 IU a day,
Co Q10 50mg a day,
Vit C 5000mg a day........................ is this too much Vit C?
Magnesium Citrate 500mg a day,
Zinc 50 mg every other day
When i said a day... it really means every day.. Mr Ted, let me know the correct way of taking these supplements.... do we need to space it out, meaning in a week at least 4 to 5 days he should take the supplements... or in his condition he needs to take those supplements everyday? What else can i give my husband to counter act the muscle wasting... his weight is going down from 168 lbs last Nov 2008, and now he's down to 140 lbs.....
And here are the following medications that was prescribed to him... Tarceva 100mg a day, how i wish he should stop taking this, but he tried to stop it once before at least a month... and the cancer went to his liver and the brain, he was so mad at me when i encourage him to stop taking the Tarceva, Klor-con M20 a day, oxycontin 40mg a day in divided doses, 10mg twice a day and 20mg at night... for his pain... he is taking the formula of 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp potassium citrate for breakthrough pain..
He's having a high pulse rate reaching t up to 120 bpm right now, so i decided to stop the Klor-con M20.. they prescribed it to him because his potassium level is around 3.4 everytime he was hospitalized. I tried to give him the 1/4 potassium citrate in a glass of water, but he seldom take it.....he prefers the tablet form.. can he take the potassium citrate 99mg a product of nowfood that i ordered from iherbs.com? everyday or at least 4 to 5 days in a week?
And i ordered BHT 350mg from vit research products and its a food grade preservative as indicated in the label, is this the right BHT that you are talking about?
I just bought this kind of vitamin c, Nature's way The Right C, it contains:
Vit c 1g (as sodium ascorbate),
Vit B2 7mg ( Riboflavin),
Sodium 135mg (as sodium ascorbate),
Is it OK to give this vit c to my husband at least 5000mg or 5 tablets a day? as in everyday or at least 4 to 5 days a week?
Mr Ted I don't know what else can i do to help my husband... Help us he is so thin...