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Woo hoo no early morning phone call

Monday, August 26, 2013

when we went back to visit FIL yesterday he was doing okay but had pain again in his stomach. The nurses called the doctor while we were there and she recommended something for the nurses to give him so off my DH and I went to get it. It was a shot and worked quickly. After the shot my FIL seemed to get his sense of humor back which was great to see. He still feels helpless but was making jokes about it. So we were happy to see that. We also took over many of the things that I had to drink to keep me hydrated as well as the nutritional drinks(the really expensive ones with tons of vitamins and nutrients). I was happy to hear my FIL say that he knows it's important for him to get the nutrition into him so he will heal. The problem is that it's so hard for him to eat lying smoothies with protein and these other shakes are going to be good. We also finally found straws that bend so that is a bit help. Things are looking up. The doctor changed his order and my FIL must continue to lay flat and not even sit up into a 30 degree originally stated. So that makes it hard for him to see the computer to watch movies and such. Hopefully when the doctor comes on Tuesday he will agree to let him sit up more but we will see and follow doctor's orders.

My DH and I were tired after running around all day and came home around 5pm and I had my late lunch and we watched the rest of season one of Homeland. Really enjoying it. We have season two to start today if we get time.

Will walk the dogs and then get dressed and go check in on FIL and see what's up for today.

I hope you all are doing well and that this week will be a successful one for all of you. Again, I can't thank you all enough for your thoughts, comments and prayers. They always are so comforting to me to see at the end of a long day. I am holding my own and weighed in this morning at 106.5....that was up 1.5 pounds from yesterday which is fine as my high end goal is still 110 so I have room. I had Quinoa for the first time yesterday and not sure how much sodium was in it. It was in one of the meals that Carmen made for me with pot roast and carrots. It tasted good. It is also in the meal I am having today that also has Chicken Picata and asparagus.

Have an awesome week.
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    1570 days ago
    You've had a tiring day Sallie. Praying that
    your father in law will start to get better soon.
    Praying for him and for you to have strength. emoticon
    1571 days ago
    thought and prayers with the father in law
    1571 days ago
    Pray FIL heals quickly. Sounds like you are doing all the right things to help him do that. Make sure you take care of yourself also, care taking can take it toil even when you have people to help.
    1572 days ago
    You're a God send for you FIL. I'm so happy that he is doing as well as he is. You seem to be staying healthy too. It's a good feeling, isn't it? God bless you, my friend, and have a great week!!!!
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    1572 days ago
    Your FIL is lucky to have you and hubby to check on him. I don't have anyone who would care for me if something happened, it is a scary thought sometimes.
    1572 days ago
    Hope the recovery continues with minimal disruptions.
    1572 days ago
    Glad FIL is getting his sense of humor back as that makes it much easier for all. Enjoy your day
    1572 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Wishing restored health for your FIL.
    1572 days ago
    I feel quite optimistic about your FIL's progress, overall, and feel great about your own regained health! I know you've invested a lot of good, hard work and effort in this, and it's paying off emoticon
    1572 days ago
    I'm glad your FIL is doing better and I hope it continues. I'm glad to see that you are still hanging in there. Your weight is good and are eating yummy food. (I may have to try quinoa.)

    Take care and have a great week! emoticon
    1572 days ago
    It is slowly getting better. HUGS!
    1572 days ago
    I love quinoa. My mother introduced me to it a couple of years ago. I eat it for breakfast too!

    I am glad that everything is coming along for your FIL. It is a long road to recovery.
    The protein shakes should help him get the vitamins and the nutrients he needs. I will
    still keep him in my prayers. Hope you have a good week!
    1572 days ago
    Congrats on your continuing success with overcoming obesity. I saw you listed in the Hall of Maintainers (Hall of Fame Maintainers??) and was it 9 years you've had it off? Amazing! Hope hubby has kind of settled down from his impulse to move so that you both can think it through. Glad FIL is getting what sounds like good care. He is lucky to have you cheering him on and getting him what he needs. Be sure to take care of yourself during this busy and not stress-free time. -Marsha
    1572 days ago

    1 serving - 1/4 cups

    calories 172
    carbs 31.o grams
    fat 2.8 grams
    protein 6.0 grams (great protein source!)
    sodium 1.0 mg
    fiber 3.0 grams

    Obviously there will be more sodium if you prepare it in stock or broth or add lots of salt. I typically don't prepare it with but 1/8 tsp. of salt. LOVE it as a breakfast. That way, though it's high in carbs, it gets "worked off" through the day.

    HUGS and glad you're feeling ok. So sorry that your FIL can have even less movement! OMG, that has to be so difficult! HUGS and prayers. You're taking such god care of him. I am sure he appreciates it.

    1572 days ago
    I hope the recovery continues to improve.
    1572 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    So good to hear about FIL's progress. Said a prayer for him in church yesterday...
    1572 days ago
    Glad your FIL is getting such good care and is being positive about getting better- a good sign indeed.
    Lovely to see you're taking time to rest and get some stress relieving walks in too, important you take care of you too Sallie

    Have a great week hun, sending positive vibes your way emoticon
    1572 days ago
    Those meals that Carmen made for you sound wonderful! I like quinoa. Hope FIL is doing well today.
    1572 days ago
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