We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are —Adelle Davis

Right now Wayne is what you might say, “a little on the skinny side”.  Wayne needs to be much more. It doesn’t seem likely he will be much more eating a measly 300-500 calories a day. The goal for him is to eat a minimum of 2,000 calories a day (I provide a good example of what he must do. I tell him, “do as I do”, but alas I am doing all the eating, well over 2,000 calories and he is not!!!!)  Since we cannot shove food down his throat, we can do the next best thing and tube it down his throat. Even with the nasogastric tube (a tube that goes from the nose to the stomach) he will still need to eat and drink, which he can easily do with the tube.  Wayne will now receive much more help, calories and protein and soon he will be much more than what he eats, he will be a strong, muscular dude.  Bon appetit!

 

6 thoughts on “We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are —Adelle Davis

  1. Bill and my dad both had a tube for feeding too. Know that when they take it out it takes a day or two for the valve in the throat to start working BUT it will. You guys have been on a roller coaster for a long time. Prayers that this will the last hill of this ride and you will be getting off soon and heading home!

    • Your wealth of experience is a great comfort to me. Let us hope we have reached the crest of the last hill, and sliding downhill to our front door.

  2. Peeches……

    Just know I’m saying lots and lots of prayers. I am amazed at both your strength and unwavering love and determination….when you get a chance, lean over and give him a hug from me….I love you both.

    Lori

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