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Quick Sam / hospital update type thing
18-02-2005, 09:27 PM
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Quick Sam / hospital update type thing

Hope no one minds me starting a new thread for this but it'll save me typing it out in PM and email form all day tomorrow Smile

It was Sam's check up at BCH today and, as we feared, he has lost 4kgs in weight since our last hospital visit 3 months ago and is also still iron deficient, and so he needs to have his elemental nutrition once again.

His consultant has suggested that Sam try an alternative liquid nutrition this time which you can actually drink, rather than have an NG tube passed - that said he will have to drink eight 200ml cartons of the stuff a day exclusively for 6 weeks! Which won't be easy. He wants to do it, and intends to do it, but somehow I am sure that it will all become too much at some point. I can't see him managing to do this for 6 solid weeks.

I fear that I will once again turn into 'nagging Mum' as I endevour to check that he is doing what he should (it's bad enough with the blummin iron tablets!) Anyway, we are going to try that over the weekend and if he can't manage it then he will have his tube down again next week as agreed with his consultant. We go back to the hospital in 8 weeks time.

So far he's tried the strawberry one and the chocolate one and he says they are 'ok' ...which, for my apathetic teenage boy, is quite high praise actually! :laugh:
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18-02-2005, 09:29 PM
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oh Voice - what a trial for you all.

All my very best to all of your family. :hug:

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18-02-2005, 09:30 PM
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Oh Voicey, sorry to hear that.

Good on Sam for trying the drinks though, bet he'd try anything rather than have the ngt down. Lets hope he manages ok.
And as for nagging mum's, I thought that that was all part and parcel of the job:wink2:

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18-02-2005, 09:33 PM
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Voicey..look forward to putting my arms round you next week. :hug:
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18-02-2005, 09:35 PM
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Voice....good luck to you both. I hope Sam takes to the drinks...... :hug:
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18-02-2005, 09:35 PM
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Cat Wrote:Voicey..look forward to putting my arms round you next week. :hug:


for goodness sake, it's any excuse with you isn't it!

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18-02-2005, 10:15 PM
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Voicey

Hope all goes well for Sam, sounds promising if he says theyre OK Smile

My mum once had to drink a similar sort of buildup stuff, in 200 ml cartons, she hated the taste so instead of using the carton and straw she used to tip two cartons into a glass and gulp em down.

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18-02-2005, 11:09 PM
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VOR - I can't imagine how difficult this must be, but he's a lucky boy in one way as he has the support and encouragement of a very loving family. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he can cope with the nutritional drink so he doesn't have to go back to the tube. I think they're pretty sickly aren't they, so good for him for having the courage to at least try.
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19-02-2005, 12:16 AM
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Oh Voice, I'm thinking of you and yours.
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19-02-2005, 12:54 AM
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Sorry to hear about that, weight loss, worry and the challenges for you all. Wish it would go away for you all x

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