My dad is going through chemo right now. Last week was his week off and I was hoping during that time he would gain some strength back and maybe eat a little more...he hasn't. He is very skinny and barely eats or has any type of appetite. He is also in pain everyday that these pain meds never seem to get a handle on. I know this is common and I try to get him to eat, but I have no idea how he feels. I know he has problems swallowing too. I don't want to constantly nag him too much because I read on here from a few people not to do that. My question is, those of you who have no appetite and problems swallowing, do you literally force yourselves to eat, even if you don't want to? Do you make sure you eat a certain amount a day no matter what? I can't tell if my dad is not trying hard enough or if he just cannot eat because of how he feels. He is so skinny and weak, I want him to gain some weight and get some strength back :( He does drink his Ensure at least!