I also haven’t had HIPEC but my appetite is greatly helped by THC products, even during chemo. Hence I’d definitely give medical marijuana a go, or even better if you can get some THC/CBD (full spectrum) oil (safer and easy to control dosing, with fewer undesirable side effects). 2-3 drops about an hour or so before dinner and I can actually eat a proper meal, which is a big change from before.
Also if he’s not already taking zofran (ondansetron), this can be helpful to relieve any nausea that might be in the way of his appetite.
Male 37; Melbourne, Australia
10/2018 Dx 3.5cm RC adenocarcinoma, 12cm from AV
Mod diff, EMVI+ LVI+ PNI-
3 LN; 4 liver mets, resectable
pT3pN1aM1a; Stage IVa. MSS, NRAS (G13R)
CEA: Oct-18= 12; Nov-18= 14, Mar-19= 2.4, Aug-19 <2.0
11/18 - FOLFOX x 6
3/19 - Liver resection
4-5/19 - 25 x pelvic radiation; complete met. response, TRG 3
07/19 - ULAR (robot), temp ileo, 1/27 LN
08/19 - Missed liver spot
08-11/19 - FOLFOX x 1, FOLFOXIRI x 1, FOLFIRI x 5
12/19 - Planned liver resection #2 & stoma reversal