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Hi there - Just got my husband home from hospital - he is two days post-op and feels like crap. He underestimated the pain and the pain meds not doing much. I am having a hard time getting him to drink anything, much less getting any Protein in him. He is depressed and I fear he is having major regret. He won't even join this site for support. I think he is getting frustrated with me too.

For all of you out there - how can I support him? He hates everything I try to give him to drink and he just looks at me like I don't understand. Any helpful tips on palatable Protein sources, pain management, emotional support would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Sorry he feels bad, but he has to drink. Forget the Protein for now, dehydration is what you want to prevent. Can he suck on ice chips? SF popsicles? Some people don't tolerate cold things well. If that is the case, try hot tea, broth, gatorade.

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Foxbins is right fluids are the most important thing right now! Protein can wait for a little while. Warm or cold or room temp you have to find what works for him. Plus he needs to sip sip sip and walk walk walk to get the gas moving and alleviate the pain.

I dont think I got much Protein in for the first 4 days. I just concentrated on fluids. Maybe put an array of different things like cup of tea, cup of gatorade, broth, Water and juice see what he tends towards taking.

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