Life is a rollercoaster....

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Kitten71, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Kitten71

    Kitten71 Registered User

    Jul 22, 2013
    157
    East Yorkshire
    So after weeks of dad eating pitifully little and wasting away to skin and bone in front of my eyes, today he has eaten a mug of soup, puréed mince, mashed potato and broccoli and a slice of Arctic roll, all washed down with a glass of Complan! It's been like a miracle! :D He even managed to lift the cup to his mouth completely unassisted! Long may it continue :)
     
  2. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,731
    That is wonderful news...all fingers and toes crossed xxx
     
  3. mrs mcgonnagal

    mrs mcgonnagal Registered User

    May 9, 2015
    153
    You must feel so relieved, I really hope it continues, best wishes
     
  4. Kitten71

    Kitten71 Registered User

    Jul 22, 2013
    157
    East Yorkshire
    Thank you so much Fizzie. I feel so happy that we've had a good day. I saw a little bit of my old dad back and I can't begin to say how lovely that was! :)
     
  5. Kitten71

    Kitten71 Registered User

    Jul 22, 2013
    157
    East Yorkshire
    Thank you so much Mrs Mcgonnagal. It was like a miracle to see him eat so much with relish. It's a day I thought I'd never see again. I know he's never going to get 'better' but I don't believe he's ready to give up just yet xx
     
  6. scattysue

    scattysue Registered User

    Aug 20, 2015
    65
    So pleased to hear this great news - long may it continue xx
     
  7. Kitten71

    Kitten71 Registered User

    Jul 22, 2013
    157
    East Yorkshire
    Thank you Scattysue. I'm sure only people on here can understand what an exciting day it's been! Dad's carer came to see how we were doing with his evening meal and was amazed to see an empty plate. I hope and pray he's as hungry again tomorrow xx
     
  8. claire43

    claire43 Registered User

    Jul 11, 2013
    153
    South Wales
    Thats great to hear. I'm happy for you both. This may seem a little thing to some but to those who understand its a massive success.
     
  9. Kitten71

    Kitten71 Registered User

    Jul 22, 2013
    157
    East Yorkshire
    Thank you, and yes, it seems a massive success today! There's no point in discussing it in great detail with my friends as they really have no idea, but to see my lovely dad become reduced to skin and bone and then heartily tuck into a sizeable meal, well, it's just fabulous! :D
     

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