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Another ER visit for Mom

We had another gall bladder adventure trip to Emergency last night. My poor 82 year old mom made the bad mistake of eating a couple of pieces of salami with a white bun yesterday. And I suspect she snuck in some chocolate and potato chips too…lol

It’s one of the things when you are told not to eat certain foods and all you can do is think about eating them…That is her. She began experiencing the same type of pains she’s been getting off and on over the past several months. So we called TeleHealth and they said she should go to the hospital to get it checked out.

Emergency was packed to the rafters with sickies and folks with broken bones and we hope we didn’t pick up anything…but I did stock up today on Gravol, cough candies, toilet paper etc…just in case. Alot of little babies were in ER too. The sweet dears.

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6 hours later – thankfully no vomiting or nausea and her pain had gone away. She’s been given a clean bill of health (aside from a third time diagnosis of gall stones) with instructions to not eat ANY foods with fat if she wants to save her gallbladder. LOL She was devastated until we checked on the computer and discovered there are still tons of food you can eat – fruits and vegetables, tuna and chicken and turkey (no red meats), no dairy products (she loves her dairy) and no white processed foods…so yes to whole grains and brown. Healthy eating all the way! I told her that I would join her on this diet and she was happy.

For lunch we had a little bit of red wine with a nice salad of green lettuce, green beans, some water based tuna, and I dumped some hot corn into the mix. Salt, pepper and vinegar with just a touch (1/2 tsp mayo) and she loved her meal. So did I. 🙂

Ohhh but she doesn’t know that I snuck in a piece of cheese and chips for myself when she wasn’t looking, so shhhhhh…

Hope you have a lovely day!

jan, off to get some writing done.:-)

6 responses

  1. 😦 Hope she’s 100% soon. Love and hugs to you both.

    January 16, 2014 at 5:16 pm

  2. mikey2ct

    Oh boy! I hope your mom now realizes how important the diet is. I too love my cheeses and chocolate. It is wonderful of you to join in her diet. Hopefully, she’ll be able to pass the stones and avoid future ER visits or risk surgery if she is not a good girl.

    January 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    • I can tell you she is a stubborn lady. But she did really well today. (And so did I – except for that dip into the cheese and chips) lol

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      January 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm

  3. Glad to hear she’s doing better.

    January 17, 2014 at 8:55 pm

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