Friday, November 20, 2009

Heading Home for the Holidays

Well folks we are close to getting her out of the hospital. Again she will still be at City of Hope but in their apartments on site. Once the RV site are redone she move there. So mom is look at trying to get home for Thanks Giving however the doctor is not so sure. She needs to be eating three meals a day and is up to two. But she is getting better everyday and looks great and is more her self.
My dad and myself met with the nutrients today about how to care for her food. There seems to be a lot of things she can not eat and very little she can. So please make sure before you cook her anything it is okay. We have hand outs and information sheets that I can give if you ask. I am also going to list the general rules here.

she is on a low bacteria diet. Foods from take-out or restaurants are not allowed at all.
  1. wash hands and all surfaces (including cutting boards) with bleach solutions (see 2)
  2. wash can foods and drinks with bleach solutions (1 part bleach to 9 part water)
  3. Allow dishes ect to air dry do not towel dry. Best to hand wash not dishwasher.
  4. DO NOT use the microwave to cook any of her food.
  5. Wash all food with 1 teaspoon bleach to gallon of water solution (fruits and vegs)

Once the food is cook she has to eat it within an hour or she can not eat it. Once eaten she can eat the left overs the next day then it has to be throw away (if cleaned up and put away within an hour.) Frozen food has to been eaten within a week (cook at home then Frozen). Frozen food from grocery stores is okay. Frozen foods have to be cooked in the oven or stove top, can not be cooked in Microwave. She is allowed only five kinds of Fruit which are: apples, oranges, bananas, watermelon, and honeydew. No other fruit.

We are asking for extra cook books that were giving to us to hand out to those of you that may be interested. If you have questions or concerns please let me know I will do my best to answer.

Please take care and thank you


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