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A WOO HOO for my Wonderful Husband!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

My husband is on a PEG tube feeder and has not had anything to eat by mouth since early November 2012. Today he had his modified barium swallow study at the hospital and tomorrow he will start having breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room of his rehab facility! It will be nectar thickened liquids and pureed soft foods. HUGE accomplishment for him!
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My week is going well healthy eatingwise, hitting my daily calorie, carb, protein, water, vegetable/fruit and fat targets. I have upped the exercise from ten minutes per day to twenty five this morning. Tonight my right knee is stiff and sore, possibly a combination of the ramped up exercise and the pending thunderstorms in our forecast. I put some Theragesic on it and will be ok.

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  • MCONFESSOR
    That is fantastic! I'm so happy for him - and you. Congratulations on hitting your numbers. I hope the knees loosen up soon! :)
    1652 days ago
  • LOOZINITNOW
    That is exciting news! emoticon
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  • WORKNPROGRESS49
    That's great news!!! emoticon
    1655 days ago
  • PURPLE180
    Awesome! I am so happy to hear the good news.
    1655 days ago
  • LESLEYANNE11
    emoticon I'm so happy for your husband.This is a huge accomplishment. emoticon to him.I hope he continues to get stronger and healthier love and thank you for being such a great wife.You rock. emoticon
    1655 days ago
  • TRYINGTOLOSE64
    Congrats for your husband!! I remember when my mom had to take a test on swallowing before she could move from the pureed food to solid food. We prepared her for the test that she was going to take and even with our explaining it she didn't quite get it other then the fact that she knew it was an important test to pass. She passed it and then her next meal (which was actually a snack at a birthday party in the rehab facility) she totally understood what she had passed.
    1655 days ago
  • ANNIE924
    Wow that is great news.

    I've also ramped up my exercise this week. Hope your knee feels better soon.

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    1655 days ago
  • ARNETTELEE
    That's great news!
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