Wow..thank you so much for all the posts and emails I've been getting. I've also joined a yahoo group for Gastroparesis and the support and advice sent to me in emails has been wonderful! I just love the internet!
I'm slowly but surely getting my brain back and making room in the day for my jewelry and internet activities. (I need it for my sanity!) It was important to get a routine of what to feed this poor kid of mine. A lot of it is trail and error, so we are still working on it. But we are finding some things that are working and so I'm getting a little more time to myself rather then spending it all constantly researching.
I'm also having to cook a little more which is probably good for me. Cameron has to eat things that are super easy to digest...blended is best. He needs calories to gain weight so it's an issue of what we get down him plus how much. He can't eat a lot at once because it just sits in his tummy, so he has to eat more often.
Last night we made sweet potato and leek soup. Blended the leek so he could have that. While I love sweet potatos, the soup never sounded good to me. My son was not crazy about the idea..but we don't have a lot of choices. It turned out awesome! I just didn't put in the allspice and the lemon. That seemed wierd for soup. And I had added in the leek from another sweet pot soup recipe that was microwaved. (I didn't want to micro it, he needs his food healthy and not all the nutrition zapped out of it) I added a tablespoon of butter for calories for him and it made it taste even better. It was really quick to make. Here is what I did:
1/2 cube of vegie bullion
1/2 cup homeade chicken broth (make chicken broth for use later and keep in freezer. Chizzled off some to put in soup)
3/4 to 1 cup of original flavored almond milk (can use real milk, but it hurts my sons tummy)
boiled this in a large heavy saucepan. didn't measure my water, but made enough to be like a small pot of soup. It covered the potatos well. boil till soft. peel skins off potatos. Cool slightly, put in blender and blend till smooth. Put back in pan, add milk, butter and spices to taste. simmer 1/2 hour.
Then we made homeade chocolate pudding. I didn't realize that has eggs in it. So that was more protien for him. Esp since he can't seem to eat just eggs like for breakfast. It was all a hit..he did not get sick last night.
Today we took a trip to the acupuncturist. He hated it..has a fear of needles. But he endured. Came home with a chinese med tincture for nausea and diarreah. Tastes discusting but he doesn't mind it..so thats good! We also go for a short walk after each meal to help move it down. He's started having 'Gerd' issues which have been scary for him not understanding whats going on with his body. but thanks to the support of the group we joined, both of us are understanding his symptoms better and can i can help calm his anxiety down.
I'm looking forward to seeing whats new with everyone...so I will probably be pestering your blogs soon ;-P~~~