Dec 08, 2012 - 2:43 pm
Since my posts have become quite depressing as of late I wanted to share a bit of good (or at least comical) news. Today David ate a baked potato in the hospital. I had a long talk with him last night as his PICC line continued to bleed and let him know if he wanted to continue to fight the beast that I was behind him, but that I needed him to really fight from every front. As everyone knows he has a PEG tube and hasn't eaten by mouth since September 18. I told him he needed to put food into his body and build himself up so this morning we requested soft foods to start in addition to the contiuous feed. So this afternoon they brought him a baked potato. He was able to eat it without aspirating or gagging. He was thrilled with that. Then about 30 minutes later he threw it back up. He didn't seem to care because he was tickled he got it down in the first place. He only had 3 weeks of radiation so other than really thick saliva and a bout of thrush, he should be able to tolerate eating by mouth. I know this sounds like a small thing, but it still is nice to know that he was able to do something he hasn't been able to do in months. Also was good that the chemo hasn't seemed to make everything taste bad either.