He takes a total of 33 pills in a 24 hour period. He takes a steroid and no it has not given him super strength. He takes a water pill, he still has fluid that he needs to get rid of in spite of having lost 44 pounds of fluid by the time of discharge. He takes an antifungal, an antiviral and antibiotic to ward off infections. He takes medication to control nausea – all those meds would make anyone sick. He takes medication to control gastric secretions. He takes medication for the neuropathy pain he developed from taking the chemotherapy. He takes a pill to protect and ward off kidney and liver damage – you know all those meds are hard on the liver and kidneys! He takes immunosuppressive medication (12 of these pills a day) and so it is no surprise he needs IV magnesium to replace the magnesium lost from taking the immunosuppressive medication. Is it any wonder he isn’t hungry!