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Emergency Diet

Saturday, January 17, 2009

After the trip to the ER Wednesday night GJ was tired and may have picked up a big. So though he had promised the girls that he was going to make an effort not to miss dialysis and told them at the center his new year resolution was to be a better patient, I knew early Friday morning that with the way he was feeling topped with the extreme cold he was going. Of course it was almost 11 before he asked me to call and cancel the ambulance and give the head's up to the center. That set us on the "emergency diet", even more resrictive than the dialysis diet in an effort to slow the build up of toxins. With less foods and using more carbs as "fillers" balancing the blood glucose is a bit more 'testy'. I hate when it happens on a M/F as the extra day to restrict him makes me feel mean. This bout is going well so far but Sunday will be tough. We are planning to watch the football game and I had promised snacking treats and had picked up salt-free pretzels and salt-free tortilla chips when Ginny and I had gone to the natural food co-op. Then at Milburn Orchards I had got a jar of peach salsa. that with his Christmas raspberry pretzel dip would have worked ok. But Emergency diet only allows 3 fruit/vegetable exchange. The dips would have counted as an exchange and he still needs breakfast, lunch, dinner, and nighttime snack.
Oh, how I love a challnege....
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