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98-year-old needs to gain weight, doesn't eat enough: Food suggestions

jhopp217 | Jun 28, 201110:30 AM     121

Hey, my grandother has emphysema and the docs said she burns approximately 3000 calories a day just trying to breath. This is astonishing since she doesn't seem that bad and doesn't need oxygen really other than when she sleeps. Her nurse said to eat as much as she can and menioned ice cream, which is now, because that's what she heard, all she eats. She is a little sensitive about hard or chewy foods and has basically been eating yogurt, soft fruits and veggies, mashed potatoes and ice cream. she also is supposed to drink five Ensure drinks a day. She maybe drinks two.

Any suggestions on some foods that are high in calories, but low in difficulty to eat. Much appreciated.

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