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Thank you all for the anniversary wishes.

Friday, August 22, 2014

I had a busy day. I ended up meeting with one of FIL's new doctors who practices both homeopathic as well as western med. I was thrilled and he agreed with me that FIL is on too many drugs and getting so many side effects and that is why he has no appetite and dizzy, etc. So he coached the nurse, Mina to taper him off the antidepressant and he is already off the antibiotic. Turns of the antidepressant he is on had all the side effects he is suffering.

Then I made it a mission of mine to get him a more comfortable brace. The one the surgeon had made was simply awful so found a new more comfortable on and Mina was able to get it yesterday and FIL was happy.

Have a busy day today with errands and will check in on
FIL.

Hope you all have a great Friday.
Sallie

  
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GOANNA2 8/23/2014 8:47AM

    Poor man - no wonder he was not himself with
all the meds he was taking. You are a marvelous
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123ELAINE456 8/23/2014 12:58AM

  This is Wonderful. You are really making progress with your FIL. You are so Good to Him. Hope the Improvement Continues. God Blessings Always. Have a Great Day. Here is Lots of Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For You and FIL.

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_LINDA 8/23/2014 12:29AM

    Over medication is quite often a source of problems for seniors -so glad this is getting sorted out. That is wonderful the brace has come so quickly, glad he was happy with it!
Have a super Saturday!

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MSLZZY 8/22/2014 10:10PM

    You are so kind and good to your FIL. Angels have nothing on you! HUGS!

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BOOKAPHILE 8/22/2014 6:10PM

    Medicine side effects are a serious problem. Your FIL is blessed to have you for an advocate. People who don't feel good often can't advocate for themselves. You have my admiration. We just went through that struggle with my Dad.

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GUNNSGIRL91303 8/22/2014 4:39PM

    Great job with FIL and I'm so glad you got a naturopathic doc for him. I bet he'll get better fast!

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WHITEANGEL4 8/22/2014 4:38PM

    Wish we had doctors here in the states that practice both western and homepatic meds. I believe we would all be healtier in the long run

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PEGGYO 8/22/2014 4:02PM

    Have a great anniversary even if you are apart

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CELLA_P 8/22/2014 2:54PM

    Sallie, your FIL couldn't have a better, more caring ally than you! Well done.

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KRISZTA11 8/22/2014 2:01PM

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but I wish you many wonderful years with your husband and family.
Have a great day!
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1CRAZYDOG 8/22/2014 1:24PM

    awesome . . .you've really made progress with your FIL! HUGS

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/22/2014 12:36PM

    That is fabulous you found a more comfortable brace for your FIL! I am so glad to hear your FIL is off his antibiotics and you're weaning him down off his meds! I hope you have a fabulous Friday!
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LINDA! 8/22/2014 12:07PM

    Hope that your FIL goes off the anti depressant with no problem. Sad to know it was giving him side effects.

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NASFKAB 8/22/2014 11:52AM

  great of you trying to make your FIL more comfortable

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LIS193 8/22/2014 11:50AM

    Sounds like a very productive day!
Enjoy your weekend with the doggies!

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Happy 26th Anniversary to me and my DH

Thursday, August 21, 2014

You can tell when you have been married a long time when you are willing to be apart for it. But we are together in heart and spirit. We talked this morning and sent ecards to each other. DH says that he is getting to the point where he doesn't want to be around the grandkids and kicked them out of the house to play until their mother came back from her run. They are both very spoiled and unfortunately their mother gives in to them and isn't consistent with discipline. My DH said when he was alone for the four days with them that they listened well and he managed to get them on a walk everyday. They whined a little but they didn't refuse to do it and they need the exercise, especially the granddaughter who is very chunky and lazy. Anyway as soon as "mom" got home they refused to go on the walk with Papi and their bad behavior returned. I hate to see them being so spoiled. It breaks my heart. They get anything they want and Lyla who is 6 still has tantrums. Very sad. I told my DH that I am not sure I will make it a whole month with them in the fall as I am a discipline person when we are in charge with is every morning and every afternoon, they won't be able to get away with crap with me. It's funny though when they visited here and I disciplined Lyla she would cry and pitch a fit but would listen to me...and then like 5 minutes later would be just fine and would try and be extra sweet to me to gain my love again which of course I gave to her. She wants rules. She does so much better with rules but Mommy wants them to like her. I believe you can't be a "friend" to your children but you need to be a "Mother" and help form them to be responsible young adults. You aren't raising children you are raising people to grow up and be contributors. Oh well enough of that soapbox.

On another note, yesterday when I went to visit FIL I hung the sign on his wall and he smiled. I reviewed the chart of what he ate the day before and it was evident that he was trying as there were many entries. So that tough love is going well and I do believe he is trying.

Today for my anniversary I will walk the doggies, get a facial and then I signed up for an on line seminar for hormones and autoimmune.
Hope you all have a great day.
Sallie

  
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IRP1114 8/23/2014 12:35AM

    Happy anniversary Sallie! So cool you have had 26 happy years together. Glad you got to talk to each other.
I absolutely agree with the discipline and rules. I talk to my boys a lot about things to help them understand why I have the rules that I have for them. They aren't always happy with rules but I tell them I am not here to make them happy every moment of the day but the things I teach them will help them live happy productive lives. Each kid is different too so we have to find ways to work with them but definitely not simply try to be their "friend". We live in such a tough world as it is. If kids grow up thinking everything will be handed to them they are in for a very rough life! Sigh. Good luck with the next visit. I am sure some day they will look back and thank you for each little thing you did manage to instill in them.
Hope you enjoyed the facial! Happy to hear your fil is doing so well.

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GUNNSGIRL91303 8/22/2014 4:45PM

    emoticon Sallie and DH!

I get frustrated with my super spoiled and bratty grandkids too. Their mom has always wanted to be their friend but has found out with the 14 y/o that is a HUGE mistake. Our 14 y/o granddaughter is so out of control, ran away all summer and lived with a 20 y/o man and his parents, is in legal trouble already and has been drinking and drugging. At 14. But even though mom says she has learned her lesson I don't see it. Our 6 y/o grandson is a behavior problem nightmare and throws a tantrum an hour and always gets what he wants because of it. It truly makes me sick. I never tried to be a friend to my son, always was a mom. We are friends but he is 29 and that age it is natural for that to be the case.

Great job with FIL, you should be a caregiver. Again I say he is SO lucky to have you and I hope he appreciates you!

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JENNEINAZ 8/22/2014 10:37AM

  Happy anniversary!

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GOANNA2 8/22/2014 6:21AM

    Happy Anniversary to you both. emoticon
Glad to hear that FIL is doing so much better.
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123ELAINE456 8/22/2014 1:08AM

  Happy Anniversary Of 26 Years Salie. Enjoy Your Facial and Walking The Doggies. When DH returns home You can have a Big Celebration then. Sorry to hear about the Grandkids and their Mother. Today Children run things. Their Parents are their Bank/ Whatever they want they get. Very Sad. I hate to think how they will be in the Teen Years and beyond. It isn't the kids fault. It is the Parents Fault. So glad FIL is eating and gaining in strength. I give you the Credit for that. Great Job. God Blessings Always. Have a Marvelous Day. Here is a Lot Of Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!For You and FIL. Take Care.

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JANIEWWJD 8/22/2014 12:22AM

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Sallie!!!! Enjoy your day and get that facial. I already had mine today. Makes me feel so good!!!! I'm happy to hear that FIL is cooperating and that he is eating!!! I credit you with that!!!! Have a great day and God bless you!!!
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BOOKAPHILE 8/21/2014 11:32PM

    Happy anniversary, Sallie! You're a good influence in those kids' lives.

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DJ4HEALTH 8/21/2014 11:31PM

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Just as your grandkids need discipline it also seems that your FIL needs it too. But at least he is not throwing a fit like the kids are for your hubby.

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WHITEANGEL4 8/21/2014 9:12PM

    Enjoy your anniversary alone as DH is so far off. It is true if you have love and affection the distnce is not imortant

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MJREIMERS 8/21/2014 8:25PM

    emoticon and emoticon on 26 years. Bummer that you aren't together, but you'll have to celebrate once you are!

I totally understand the parenting thing. I see it all the time! We have rules and discipline in my house. My oldest thanks us all the time for raising her the way we did. So far, so good so I guess we are doing something right.

Yay, for your FIL. I hope he continues making progress! Hugs.

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_LINDA 8/21/2014 4:48PM

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You do have a wonderful relationship!
That is so sad about the children. Very much the same thing happened with both my brother and sister's kids, At first they would do chores (especially the farm family), but being given everything and when they didn't feel like doing something daddy would step in and do it for them so they soon learned they didn't have to do anything at all. Trying to get them to do anything now is like pulling teeth, and most of them are adults, living off their parents except for one. You reap what you sow. I hate to think of what your grandchildren will be like when they are teens..
Great news about FIL!
Enjoy your special day!

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COMPCHIC52 8/21/2014 2:32PM

    emoticon 26 yrs is really cool. Hard work too! emoticon emoticon
You know in today world parents don't get the kids out like it was when we were young. my brother who is 60 and raises a son I see it. he had him all summer and what happen they stayed in the house all summer. I mean in the house. The child also gained weight from it. I would go over and ask ya`ll want to go walking and it would be that the child did not want to go so we didn't go. In our day of being children and when we raised ours we did not ask if they wanted to do it we just had them do it. Today the kids are in control. Believe it or not they do want to be disciplined and they do want to mind. You seen that though your grandbabies. Just gotta get the parents to understand that.

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ALICIA214 8/21/2014 1:58PM

 

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I have read your blog with a great deal of interest, it saddens me to see children run
their parents ragged. I am a firm believer that children need borders which they must not cross if they need to be acceptable in society.
They start out as beautiful little human beings that need loving and caring parents to
guide them into being responsible adults, a very big job for us as adults but we can do it.

I wish you and your life partner all the very best.
And I hope your grand children will benefit from your love and caring.


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LIS193 8/21/2014 12:38PM

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You are so right about children needing rules, routines and discipline.
Parents should be parenting and not try to be their children's friend - friends are who they meet in school and socially. Parents are there to guide, love unconditionally and teach children to become responsible adults.
(Ok. off my soapbox..)

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NASFKAB 8/21/2014 12:15PM

  emoticon to both of you all the best yes you can be friendly with your kids but they need discipline as well

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/21/2014 11:54AM

    Happy Anniversary to you and dh!

I am so with you on discipline. If God wanted us to be friends with our children He would have made us the same age. emoticon

Enjoy your day!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 8/21/2014 11:31AM

    Happy Anniversary!!!!

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KLONG8 8/21/2014 11:28AM

    Happy Anniversary. Enjoy your day ( a facial, that's a treat)!

Karen

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/21/2014 11:17AM

    Sallie,
Happy 26th Anniversary to you and your DH! I'm sorry your honey is not there to celebrate your anniversary with you..... You can celebrate it when he comes home!
Enjoy your walk with the doggies and I hope you have a wonderful facial today! That is fabulous you signed up for an on line seminar for hormones and autoimmune...I hope you will learn some more information on your disease!
Happy 26th Anniversary!
Hugs and love!
Jan
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Food is Medicine

Wednesday, August 20, 2014



So today I am going to put this sign up in my FIL's room to remind him to eat even if he doesn't want to. I will also share with him the book I am reading that talks about food being medicine for those of us with autoimmune disease and let him know that I have to adapt this attitude as well. Food no longer is for pleasure but fuel to heal and help my body. I think I will also take some photos and paste them up in the room from when he was healthy to motivate him to get back to this. Like this one


It's a rainy morning here in Ajijic...but I will force myself to put a jacket with hood on and walk the doggies. Don't feel like it but will just get it done!
Hope you all have a great day!
Sallie

  
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IRP1114 8/23/2014 12:39AM

    Great idea with the pictures! Those look like good ones : )

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JENNEINAZ 8/21/2014 10:25AM

  Those pictures are amazing. I hope he is his smiling happy self again soon.

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GOANNA2 8/21/2014 5:40AM

    Sounds like a plan Sallie. I think when FIL sees
all the photos and messages, he will get strength
and determination back to start coming back to
his good self. You are so good with him and DH
must be so proud of you. He will see a big change
when he comes back. I hope you went out for your
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JANIEWWJD 8/21/2014 12:18AM

    I have a feeling that by the time your hubby gets back, your FIL will be back to his old self!!!! I love the idea of the visuals. That chart will help him remember to eat correctly and the pictures will guide him to where he wants to be!!!! Great job Sallie!!! You are a true Angel!!!! God bless you and have a great day; rain or no rain!!!!
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DJ4HEALTH 8/20/2014 10:27PM

    That is a great idea and praying that it works for him too.

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CELLA_P 8/20/2014 10:22PM

    Beautiful, cheerful poster! How can that fail to inspire FIL as he regains his health (largely via better nutrition, too)? emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 8/20/2014 8:53PM

    The posters are great idea! I hope they help!!!

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/20/2014 8:45PM

    Awww...... I love all your posters and pictures! You are so awesome Sallie! I think you're wonderful! You're FIL is so lucky to have you in his life! I hope you have a wonderful day! Sending you lots of hugs!
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GUNNSGIRL91303 8/20/2014 5:41PM

    FIL is SO lucky to have you Sallie! You are such an emoticon and emoticon person!

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EDDYMEESE 8/20/2014 4:57PM

    Fantastic plan...you take such good care of him!

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123ELAINE456 8/20/2014 4:13PM

  An Awesome Way To Motivate FIL. You are His Angel Here on Earth. Enjoy Walking the Doggies. God Blessings Always. Have a Terrific Day. Here is Lots Of Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!Coming Your Way. Take Care. Stay Safe.

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QUEENIEBELLE 8/20/2014 3:08PM

    I must say I do love your Food Is Medicine poster and it looks very happy and motivating. At first when I saw it on your status- I thought that might seem kind of grim....but it doesn't.......looks very happy. REALLY like your upbeat pictures for him. You know that you won't regret a moment you've spent in helping him.....he is so lucky to have supportive family. emoticon emoticon

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PEGGYO 8/20/2014 2:16PM

    get walking!!

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MEADSBAY 8/20/2014 1:16PM

    What a couple of great ideas, Peanut!
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Btw...I finally got a TENS machine yesterday...hope it helps my dear man and also my hip issue.
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NASFKAB 8/20/2014 11:50AM

  what a great way to motivate FIL

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LIS193 8/20/2014 11:49AM

    You are a great motivator!! Your FIL is so fortunate to have you as his cheer leader.
Enjoy your rainy walk!
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1CRAZYDOG 8/20/2014 11:43AM

    Wonderful, my dear. You are his angel on earth, honestly!

HUGS

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/20/2014 11:28AM

    Those times when "I don't feel like it" but do it anyways are the most rewarding.


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MSLZZY 8/20/2014 11:15AM

    Enjoy the walk and glad that FIL seems to have turned the corner.

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TOOTERFISH 8/20/2014 11:07AM

    I love your "Food is Medicine" pix.
I love this philosophy. I posted moments after you on this topic.
Thank you for posting the book. I intend to seek it out.

Thanks for being a Sparker.

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/20/2014 10:57AM

    Yes, yes, yes food is absolutely medicine! I think these are all fabulous ideas to help fil, especially reminding him about how he felt when he was healthy.

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REGINAROLLINS 8/20/2014 10:56AM

  So true-food is fuel for those that don't want to eat-alot of elderly people forget or don't want to eat but they really need to be motivated by us to keep up their health!!

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Some more good news about FIL

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I just got back from visiting with him and meeting with Mina(head nurse and owner of the nursing home). DH had a good idea about making a chart up for the nurses to list what food he eats. I did a chart in Spanish and reviewed it with Mina. She thought it was a great idea. I told her that way I can review it daily with Dad and estimate the calories,etc. I said in front of Dad and Mina that he has to think of food right now as medicine. He agreed with me. I also showed the chart to Dad and he too thought it was a good idea.

I also reviewed with Mina the brace that I found on line that will be much more comfortable for him. The surgeon had this really awful one made for him that even I wouldn't wear. I sent the link and photo to the surgeon and he said it would be alright. Mina said that she knows a place in GLD where she can get the same thing so we don't have to wait until DH comes back from the states. Also showed a photo to Dad and he was very grateful that Mina and I are working to get him something more comfortable.

Mina said that Dad actually asked for food yesterday. He also ate a whole piece of Leonardo's cheese cake and said how good it was. Mina told me too that she told him to button his own shirt today and she said it took him like 15 minutes but he did it. I am "coaching" Leonardo(the cook) on foods Dad might like and showing him how to prepare things. The biggest challenge is Leonardo over cooks things and always wants to add onion, pepper and such to everything. I told him we like our food plain. I took out a can of good tuna from Costco...Mexican tuna fish in a can tastes like cat food. I told Leonardo and Mina to put the tuna in a bowl and only add mayonnaise but not mayonnaise with lime. Mina was already going to "gringo store " so she can get plain Mayo. Mexican mayo always has lime in it. Anyway I am going to continue to think of high calorie high protein foods that he can eat as medicine.

I asked when the Physical Therapist was going start coming and how often Mina says they will come on Monday and evaluate him to see how many times per week they will come. I asked Mina to let me know when there were going to be there so I can meet with them as well to know what is going on.

I feel a bit more encouraged today with our plan and how Dad seems to be responding better. I guess my tough love helped a little

Hope you all have a great day. Thanks for letting me blow off steam about FIL's recovery.
Sallie

  
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EDDYMEESE 8/20/2014 4:56PM

    Awesome progress....so, so happy to hear!

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_LINDA 8/20/2014 10:13AM

    Good for your FIL for trying so hard! That bland, boring North American diet may be just what he needed! Looks like you will have teach poor Leonardo how to cook everything. Its great the nursing home owner and the chef are so willing to help out! Hope that new brace works better -could be the difference he needs!
Looking forward to hearing how everything works out!

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GOANNA2 8/20/2014 8:22AM

    You have done wonders with your tough love.
So glad SIL is starting to be responsive. You are not
just a daughter Sallie, you are an angel in disguise.
Thinking of you both. I think the corset will do wonders
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MJREIMERS 8/20/2014 7:26AM

    emoticon ! I'm so glad to hear that things are making a turn for the better. Yes, tough love can work. He knows that you care and that you want him around for years to come!

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123ELAINE456 8/20/2014 4:43AM

  Sounds like an Awesome Plan for FIL Very Good News. Very happy to hear it. God Blessings Always. Have a Marvelous Day. Lots Of Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!For You And Everyone. Take Care.

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WHITEANGEL4 8/20/2014 1:39AM

    Great news on FIL. Good that you are there to stay on top of things and keep them moving in a positive way. Take care of yourself

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JANIEWWJD 8/20/2014 12:17AM

    I am happy to hear that FIl is doing a lot better. The fact that you involve him in decision making has a great deal to do with your success!!! Very lucky FIL to have you on his side!!!! I like the chart idea; very "hands on" idea!!! Have a great day Sallie and may God bless you!!!!
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DJ4HEALTH 8/19/2014 11:44PM

    That is good news and so glad that you found a solution to the problem and he wants to also do it too.

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GLORIAMAJDI 8/19/2014 11:04PM

    Wow, that is a great plan, it is like making SMART goals here on SP, specific and all of that! Good job on staying involved and getting your FIL engaged in the whole thing.

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JENNEINAZ 8/19/2014 10:58PM

  Excellent!

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NASFKAB 8/19/2014 10:10PM

  you FIL is lucky to have such a wonderful caring DIL, great you did the chart of the food in Spanish do look after yourself

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/19/2014 9:10PM

    This is the best news I've heard all day! That is fabulous that you're FIL is finally starting to eat! You are a wonderful daughter- in-law! He is so lucky to have you and his life! ! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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1CRAZYDOG 8/19/2014 9:03PM

    Excellent!!

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PEGGYO 8/19/2014 7:44PM

    keep on blowing off steam !!

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IRP1114 8/19/2014 7:00PM

    Just fantastic news. So happy for all you Sallie. Take care and good luck continuing to work with the cook! emoticon

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CELLA_P 8/19/2014 6:38PM

    emoticon Sallie, your FIL could not hope for a more creative, resourceful, or especially loving DIL *and* patient advocate! How clever, your idea of this chart in Spanish for Mina's usage. Your point was as healing as it is accurate: Food really is medicine, isn't it? And, that's especially true when the patient is needing to regain badly needed strength and functionality.

Your FIL's got a powerful advocate in his corner, and I'm sure he knows it! More power to you!

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ALEXSGIRL1 8/19/2014 5:54PM

    glad you are in fil corner you are making great progress with him. hugs

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SLENDERELLA61 8/19/2014 4:14PM

    Great ideas, Sallie. Your caring, combined with your knowledge and ability to work with the people involved, has to pay off for your father in law. You should be very proud.

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LEXIE63 8/19/2014 4:05PM

    It sounds like a lot of effort being made all round to help your FIL help himself. That's wonderful. :-)

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/19/2014 3:24PM

    such wonderful progress! Answered prayers. emoticon

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LIS193 8/19/2014 2:57PM

    What a great visit! He really seems to have turned the corner and is more engaged in his recovery. I am so happy for both of you!!
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WENDYSPARKS 8/19/2014 2:51PM

    Glad he is feeling better. emoticon

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ADRIENALINE 8/19/2014 2:49PM

    I don't know if it will work for your FIL but my Dad loved Ensure. We kept a fridge full of the little bottles and he'd drink them like water. He really liked the chocolate falvored Ensure. Might help your FIL out.

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KENDRACARROLL 8/19/2014 2:05PM

    I am so happy to hear that your FIL is feeling better today.
Praying that his recovery continues.
All the best!

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Back from visiting with FIL

Monday, August 18, 2014

One thing for sure is that his mind is much clearer now and he is more aware. I was able to have a good conversation with him and told him that I am asking the nurses to give him at least 6 small meals per day. And when I say small we are talking about a ritz cracker with peanut butter. I am trying to guide the cook as he does overcook just about everything. FIL said he tried to eat some of his scrambled eggs and they were like rubber and very dry. So I tried to coach the cook on making better eggs. Not sure my Spanglish worked but I tried.

Enjoyed getting back into Orange is the New Black. I am going to watch more of it tonight.

I hope all of you are doing well
Have a great evening.
Sallie

  
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_LINDA 8/20/2014 10:06AM

    This is such a great idea. Smaller meals and hopefully more tasty. Nothing worse then trying to choke down unpalatable food.

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JENNEINAZ 8/19/2014 10:24AM

  I am glad FIL has a clearer head and hope he likes the peanut butter on crackers!

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MSLZZY 8/19/2014 9:49AM

    You are an angel for FIL. I know he loves you dearly.

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GOANNA2 8/19/2014 9:03AM

    I hope you are enjoying your solitude. Must feel
good to go as you please. So happy to hear your FIL
is doing better. I hope the cooks figure it out, lol.

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123ELAINE456 8/19/2014 2:08AM

  So glad to hear that FIL is doing better. You could get a Sunbeam Egg Poucher that cook the Eggs to perfection. That would easy for the Cook to use. The home needs to get someone in there that knows how to cook to give the Cook a few cooking lessons. That would help a lot. God Blessings Always. Have a Marvelous Day. Got plenty of Rest and Sleep too. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1To Everyone. Take Care

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WHITEANGEL4 8/19/2014 12:34AM

    Glad FIL is doing better

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JANIEWWJD 8/19/2014 12:25AM

    You see what I mean? You are absolutely fantastic!!!! You love and treat your FIL like you would your own father. God bless you Sallie!!!! There are not many people like you. It is a pleasure having you as a friend!!!! Have a great day!!!!
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FIT4MEIN2013 8/18/2014 10:47PM

    You are such a good daughter-in-law!

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GLORIAMAJDI 8/18/2014 9:11PM

    Probably the nutrition is helping your FIL think more clearly, hopefully he will think that eating is good and build his strength back up!

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NASFKAB 8/18/2014 8:49PM

  great FIL is better but take care of yourself

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MEADSBAY 8/18/2014 8:37PM

    Just catching up on your blogs, Peanut.
Remember to take care of yourself!
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CELLA_P 8/18/2014 7:18PM

    That's a great idea to divide his food intake into six small meals, Sallie. I'm sure your instructions regarding a better way to prepare the eggs were just fine, too!

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/18/2014 7:12PM

    Your FIL is so lucky to have you as a daughter-in-law! That is wonderful to hear that his mind is much clearer and he is more aware! Have fun this evening watching "Orange is the New Black"
Hugs and love!
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IRP1114 8/18/2014 6:28PM

    I am so happy to hear the great news Sallie. Such a huge relief to know your efforts in tough love are paying off. That is just awesome. Most important part I believe is that you got him to actually say he wants to get better. That will be they key in his recovery and easing the hardship on all of you. Good luck with the cook. It sounds like you are doing your best to solve the problem! Having food taste the way he likes is super important especially if his appetite isn't there.

Sounds like you have a great show to watch! I have been meaning to watch that one too. Maybe in the winter when things slow back down again.

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/18/2014 6:18PM

    great that his mind is clearer, they reduced some of the drugs right? I've not started Orange is the New black yet, it's on my list but never seem to get to it! Enjoy!

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/18/2014 6:18PM

    great that his mind is clearer, they reduced some of the drugs right? I've not started Orange is the New black yet, it's on my list but never seem to get to it! Enjoy!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/18/2014 5:08PM

    Glad that you discussed 6 small feedings/day. That's a good start. And very happy that his mind is clearer.

Enjoy your series!

HUGS

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COMPCHIC52 8/18/2014 4:57PM

    goggle translator https://translate.google.com/#auto/
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COMPCHIC52 8/18/2014 4:56PM

    Just go to any translator online and tell it what you want to say in English and it will give you the Spanish then print it out. "please make his eggs soft" Por favor hacer sus huevos más suave "taste like rubber" sabor como la goma . that was from the translator emoticon emoticon

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GUNNSGIRL91303 8/18/2014 4:44PM

    So glad FIL is doing better Sallie! And I hope you are enjoying your "me" tine!

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