Our expert says:
I am so sorry to hear that your Dad had vocal cord cancer and that he has such difficulty swallowing food. Please make an appointment with a dietitian so that she/he can assess your Dad's present condition to evaluate if he is suffering from anorexia. The dietitian will also be able to recommend which liquid meal supplement your Dad needs in terms of energy and other nutrient requirements, for example Nutren or Fresubin, etc. The use of liquid meal supplements can make a world of difference to patients who have problems with swallowing and have lost a great deal of weight like your Dad. However, it is necessary to do an assessment to determine which type of liquid meal supplement is best suited to his specific needs and what dosage is required to help him regain his lost weight. This not something I can do for you over the Internet which is why it would be beneficial for him to be seen by a dietitian.
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