We met with a nutritionist today. It was an hour long appointment and I was aching by the end of it, but I feel we have a good handle on things moving forward. DH and I both accompanied DD to the appointment. Hopefully with the things we will be adding to her diet, DD will have a chance to start absorbing nutrients again. We are adding digestive enzymes, probiotics, collagen powder from mixed soucres (i.e. chicken, fish, beef, and 2 other things I can't remember), Hibiscus tea, bone broth (we do this, but not every day, so she needs to have it every day), and a different form of vitamin b complex with enzymes and to raise her fish oil level to around 2000.
Since she can't digest greens or most vegetables grown above the ground right now, she recommended pureeing root vegetables and adding a scoop of the collagen. So I make a medly of roasted root veggies anyway with potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, and turnips, that will be easy enough to do in bulk. She can also digest pureed pumpkin. I bought 4 sugar pie pumpkins last week, so will get around to making those up this weekend and freezing in portion sizes.
She's to stick to chicken, fish, shellfish, and turkey and if she is having a less painful day, she can have ground beef, but no more than once a week. She should eat plain yogurt which she can sweeten at home with honey and pureed berries (the only fruit she can eat without getting sick) once a day.
We'll proceed like that for a month and see how that goes and then maybe we can try reintroducing above the ground veggies, but not greens, in a pureed form. Green beans did sometimes digest, but we are to quit those for now.
It's a lot to digest, no pun intended.
We had a meeting with the gastro doc at 7:20 a.m., not just the NP, yesterday. He gave her something called bile salts, so hopefully that will help with all the bile leaking into her stomach since she doesn't have a gall bladder. We'll see.
I'm pretty wiped out as I am whenver I go somewhere for any length of time and haven't slept too well that last two days. Having to be up early for appointments is hard as it takes my body a long time to I towarm up and not be stiff from the RA, and losing sleep makes it worse.
Nephew is officially moved out and is living with my eldest sister. We'll see if she doesn't have buyer's remorse. If this doesn't work out, he's getting dropped back on the door step of his own parents. They can deal with him.
My son's breathing problems have continued to worsen and having to wear the mask all the time at work was making it worse and they wouldn't let him carry his inhalers on him, so he's no longer working there. He's got a test scheduled for his lungs at the end of next month and then depending on what turns up on that he may need an EKG. There is some worry that he might have got that heart thing that some young men get from Covid from when he had it in March of 2020. Sometimes medicine moves so slowly.
He's bummed to not have money coming in, but I told him once this was straightened out, he could get another job if he wants to. He doesn't need to work, he saved over $2000, and all his living expenses are met by us so it doesn't concern me. As long as masks are a thing, though, I'm not sure getting a job is wise if it hurts his breathing.
I did get my Youtube money this week, so will add that in to the budget tomorrow. It's a 3 payday month so it'll be a bigger paycheck as well.
LAL, I haven't had a chance to pull together recipes yet, but I did see your comment on the last post and will do it eventually when I have a few more spoons (see Spoon Theory).