Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Keto Diet, Day 1

Well, we've had a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong day here at Children's. First, Lily was to fast after dinner with the exception of "Keto approved drinks" (no-calorie fruit flavored water, or the like). No meds either, until after labs. We were to be here at 11:00 for labs, then a noon admit. After labs, Lily was allowed a cup of "Keto milk" (diluted heavy cream), but she wasn't too excited about it. Well, then our room wasn't ready at noon. Then it wasn't ready at 1. FINALLY at about 2:30pm we were taken to our room, a decent sized single on the medical floor. It's noisier up here than it generally is in the telemetry unit, but the nurses have all been great.

We were supposed to get her 1st meal (1/3rd her calories, at a 3:1 ratio) right after arriving in our room. But the dietician ended up not getting it to us until 4:45. Our girl was NOT a happy camper. But she eat her tiny meal and then fell asleep at about 6:00 for a couple hours.

She woke at about 8:00, ready for her 2nd keto meal (also tiny) and was up for a play time. I had *JUST* gotten her settled for the night when the nurse came in to tell us we were being bumped into a double room because they needed the single for an RSV kid who was being admitted from the ER. *SIGH* What can you say to that?? So now we're all tucked into our new room, Lily is asleep (again, hopefully for the night). She took a while to coax back to sleep, but seems to be resting peacefully for now.

(Our roommates, while VERY nice and sweet, are not super considerate. They have the bright lights on (at midnight), loud toys & TV, and the mom keeps talking to me! Not the worst thing in the world of course (and at least she's really nice), but dude. It's after midnight. TURN YOUR LIGHTS DOWN. Ah well.

If you can, please spare a good thought or prayer (whatever is your choosing) for my grandmother. She's nearly 80 & in the hospital pretty sick. There is some concern of lymphoma & she has a surgery in the morning to remove/biopsy some lymphs. [worry]

Off to bed now. *YAWN*

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