Hi, I know what you mean as far as trying to get enough calories into them. My husband is also drinking the high calorie content drinks but as you know yourself they are just not good enough. I've had some success with cream soups, I add real cream instead of milk and put them in the blender, these he can eat by mouth, ice cream with chocolate and whipped cream on top (I join him in this) I'm the one gaining weight, not him. I just went out and bought a protein powder that I'm adding to some of his milkshakes. I guess we just have to play it day to day and try to build them up. We've contacted a dentist who is going to try to make some temporary dentures until he can have permanent ones made in about 8-9 months when his mouth is healed. Hopefully that will help his eating. My best to you and your husband and I hope he'll be doing better soon.