Tuesday, July 23, 2013


The beginning of learning to eat again with a brand new, post Roux en Y stomach pouch, is a diet composed mainly of clear liquids.  That means that, except for "milkshakes" made up in a blender with unsweetened , vanilla flavored Almond Milk, fat free/no sugar added ice cream, and Unjury Protein powder, she is limited to clear broth, reduced sugar, clear fruit juice without any pulp, sugar free popsicles, and sugar free jello.  It will be 4 or 5 more days before she can step up to what is termed "full" liquids including dairy, puddings, yogurt, creamed soups and thin cooked cereals.

I have made up a batch of homemade applesauce that will be good when she can tolerate it.  She took a chance and had a small spoonful today.  Even that challenges the new stomach pouch, but she enjoyed, and it seems to have done no real harm.  So...  t.his is the beginning.


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