Sunday, April 29, 2007
strawberry Jello good. Lime Jello BAD. very very bad.
As you may be able to tell from the photos below, my grandmother is NOT a big fan of the lime flavoured Jello (click on the picture for a larger version in order to fully appreciate the look. heh). Strawberry, orange, grape... in that order, are her preferences. She would have passed on the lime altogether, but when all you get for lunch is 1/2 cup of broth, juice, tea and Jello, you eat the damn Jello. Especially if all you've had for 4 days is an i.v.
As the saying goes, beggars can't be choosers.

But that was on Friday, and things have changed much since then. My grandma was discharged on Saturday and stayed the night at my parents home. Today she had enough of being away from home (nearly a week since this all started!) and so my mom drove her home to settle in.

Now we begin the learning process.... how does one deal with colitis? We just don't know, this is new to the family. I have already ordered a book online and will begin reading up on what foods are best to avoid and how we can control the inflammation in the intestines with diet. Once off the antibiotics her system is on it's own, so it's time to learn about "good foods" and "bad foods".

Overall she is in great spirits and happy to be home. The doctor wants to see her again in 3 weeks to follow up and make sure things are ok and after that it will be all about the diet. I thank everyone for your prayers, love and support, it was much appreciated!