Thursday, October 31, 2019

Home, Day Two

I collected my husband from the hospital yesterday around noon. I am wondering if it was easier to have him in the hospital and visit, or here and wait on him and control his actions!

While I was in town picking up his new prescriptions, he picked up the dogs! The instructions say nothing over 5 lbs. None of our babies weigh less than 5 lbs. 

My new challenge is to feed a man who applies salt to his entire plate of food before even tasting, something palatable without salt. Mrs. Dash came home with the skim milk and shredded wheat. He hates oatmeal. His idea of oatmeal is a Little Debbie cake. I did get the shredded wheat with frosting. He wants steak for dinner. I will give him steak, but he is not going to be excited for any more steak. His baked potato will be equally bland. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

No more smoking. I bought a good supply of jolly ranchers and chewing gum. Too bad he can't have a pacifier!

The new prescriptions have been doled out in the pill taker and the discontinued ones put back in the bottles. The kitchen has been cleaned out and all the food he loves has been redistributed or tossed. I will just eat whatever he eats. Can't hurt, might even be good for me. He lost 12 lbs. during his stay. I think I might have dropped 2 lbs.

He is still very weak and it makes me nervous to leave him for an extended period of time. I am afraid he will fall or trip over the crazy cat. I feel like I have a newborn, except that he can get up at will.

Kevin gave me the store phone yesterday. He was happy to hand it over. I am back 100% now. Just trying to acclimate to my new normal. Thanks to all of you for the prayers and good thoughts. I have been surrounded with so many wonderful people throughout this event. 

Blogger buddy Linda, of Write From The Heart fame hunted me down at the hospital during the surgical procedure. She was afraid I might be alone. I am blessed to have so many people in my life! I had my son, Jeff and Drew's cousin (more like a little sister), Doris and her husband Kevin with me. Kampers Terry and Sharon, and Craig and Cheryl with me until the surgery was over.

Now that we are home I have a park full of help at my disposal! I am looking forward to a nice day tomorrow that will not be spent in a vehicle running errands!!


Joanne Noragon said...

I'm so happy you're all back under one roof. I'll be rooting for you, dealing with the new HeWho.

River said...

I remember childhood times when everyone sat down to dinner and the first thing we did was sprinkle the salt. I'm glad most of us are more sensible now and I'm sure HeWho will get used to the taste of things without salt. It will take time and there are flavourful herbs that can be used to make things taste better. Ask around and get some ideas.

luksky said...

Glad he's home and recouping. Lifestyles changes are hard for everyone involved, but once you (and mostly him) get used to it, it'll be smooth sailing.

ellen abbott said...

glad to hear he is home. changing a lifestyle is not easy especially when the person doesn't want to do it. my three weeks in Portugal broke me of the salt habit. they don't put salt or pepper on the tables there.

Val said...

It's good to hear that HeWho's home. Maybe he should be reminded to let the dogs jump up to be near him, rather than lifting. Do they have a little stool to assist their short legs? Hopefully, he will discover new treats that are healthier for him.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I would hate to be unable to eat the foods I like but it is something he will become use too

Kathy G said...

I like to use a couple of drops of rice vinegar on food that needs some 'oomph'.