New Chair!

By Ethan Latest Reply 2009-10-04 23:12:00 -0500
Started 2009-10-02 19:05:17 -0500

Well, thought I'd start a new post, as this is hopefully a turning point for mother and I. Her breathing problems are largely due to her diahrettic, or however you spell that. It's helping her drop all of the water retention weight she'd picked up after a year or so of poor eating choices before we finally got her diagnosed and sent to the hospital. Well, her breathing issues have been, largely, remedied to a good degree, thanks to the kind donation of a lift chair from a fellow family member. Hurray! She can sleep soundly tonight, I am sure. So, one major problem solved. Still working on getting her diet right though. The poor woman was shaking she was so underfed today, largely due to me not grasping what amounts of food to give her for lunch. Some chicken noodle soup, followed about an hour later by half a wheat sandwich with cheese, mayo, and a thin slice of honey ham seemed to have helped. Uhm… anyone know if honey ham is bad or not? The package details said 2grams of sugar total, I think… I'm pretty sure it's ok, as a dietician said pretty much all meats are good, but maybe I took that the wrong way. Anyhow, thank you everyone again for so much support, and I'll keep posting as the days go by. Erm… sorry for this mile long post, too!

3 replies

Judimar 2009-10-04 16:04:08 -0500 Report

Hi Ethan!

Glad to hear she is doing better and that she now has a lift chair. Don't worry about the length of your posts… I don't think anyone else is :)

As far as honey ham being good or not, I am not certain. Best way to tell would be to check her blood sugar two hours after eating to see if it will spike her sugar levels or not… or ask a dietican maybe.

I'm keeping you both in my prayers!



Ethan 2009-10-04 23:12:00 -0500 Report

Thanks for the replies guys… she's still improving, slowly. Still taking a lot of work to get down a good routine though. I've got her in a hospital bed now, a bit more comfortable than that lift chair even. Being able to lay down with her upper body nicely elevated has solved her breathing problems entirely. Her leg cramps have been preventing much of any constant sleep still though, I'm trying to help with that now. That and getting down a stable diet for her still. Once more, thank you for the replies guys. It's nice to know there's people out there that care.

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