"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Well, Amy's road to recovery is going well!  This morning she can actually bend forward a little.  Everyday she gets a little better.  Yesterday she was able to eat tomato soup and chocolate pudding and has been working on drinking her protein shakes.  We are also toying with the idea of switching her to regular Tylenol instead of her Tylenol with Vicodin.  We will see how her pain level goes though.  Tomorrow she has her first post-op visit and afterward she will most likely be able to move from a full liquid diet to a pureed diet.  Not much shift, mainly the addition of sugar-free applesauce but still more texture.
Speaking of pureed foods, I'm going to take a side-bar to discuss that.  Do you know what "pureed" entails?  We were actually told that it includes any foods you can put into a blender and blend to a smooth pureed consistency.  Seriously?!?!  Like a nice hamburger smoothie or baked potato sauce.  YUCK!  I'm not the only one who feels this way.  Amy has expressed her dislike for this as well.  Obviously that's not what the doctors and nutritionists have in mind, since it defeats the purpose of the surgery.  No pizza shakes.  But still, just the thought of taking anything, putting it in a blender, and then eating it gives me the willies!  Baby food are also under the pureed category but again - yuck!  All the yummy ones have too much sugar for Amy so no Hawaiian Delight or puddings.  That just leaves the nasty meat and meals ones.  

So Amy's diet for the pureed foods doesn't appear as though it will be very different than the full liquids diet, but we will see.  Who knows?  Other than that though things are going well with her recovery.  The pain is slowly subsiding, as is the fatigue.  The incisions are looking much better and she gets a daily improvement in her range of motion.  Yesterday I took the boys for a few hours to a birthday lunch for my mom and Amy stayed at home by herself and did well so that is good.  She is getting more and more self-sufficient!  We will see what the doctor has to say tomorrow and how well she is feeling before we make a final decision about her making the trip to Dallas for the RenWeb conference.  Currently that topic is still tabled.  It all depends on how she does on a day to day basis.

All is well, getting better day by day, in Drosche Land.   

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