File Under: Family Matters
As I've mentioned in the past, my mom lives with me. For the most part she's self sufficient but she has her moments where she neeeds me. She's diabetic, she's got high blood pressure, and her cholesterol is high so she's on meds to keep that in check. In her words "I'm a walking pill bottle!" She's on 6 different medications.
Over the past 4 months, she's been seeing her doctor monthly. Her blood sugar has been elevated, the doctor has her trying different medications to regulate things. She has days were she feels pretty good and her sugar level is closer to normal. However, the latest medication upsets her stomach severely. She looked it up in her PDR (Physician's Desk Reference) and the side effects she's experiencing are considered normal and over time, they subside. For the most part, they have. She's limiting herself to very mild (BLAND) foods.
Today, she's developed a sore in her mouth that prevents her from wearing her bottom dental plate. Without teeth, she can't eat. Tonight's dinner was a big bowl of oatmeal. She's drinking nutritional supplements to make up for the lack of protein.
I stopped at Target on the way home to pick up more Boost (nutritional drink) and oatmeal, and I picked up apple sauce, and packaged peaches (both sugar free) as well as sugar free ice cream and chocolate syrup, and some cream soups. I think I've given her enough variety so that she can blend different things together and have a few interesting choices while her mouth heals. Already tonight she said it was feeling a bit better. This happened three months ago and it only lasted a couple days.
It's always something, isn't it.