Thursday, December 01, 2005

Not so scary anymore

So Tuesday morning I was at the nursing home for an hour and learned all the ins and outs of setting up the feeding tube, and it's not as difficult as I'd thought. (For one thing, all the containers and tubes are disposable and you start with a new kit every time, which although it offends me as an environmentalist, makes the whole thing a helluva lot easier.) I still haven't actually had Tam at home and hooked her up yet, but the feeling of being kicked in the gut that I've been walking around with for the past two weeks has at least disappeared.

I'd say that we'll see what this weekend brings, but she probably won't be at home. There's a craft sale at the nursing home Saturday that she wants to attend with her mom, and the nursing home contacted me asking if we'd like to set up a table of our own sellling amaryllis kits for the Huntington Society, so I'll be there myself taking care of that. After that Tam will likely be too wiped out to come home, but we'll see what happens.

Oh, and at the grand weigh-in on Monday she'd only gained 0.3 kilograms, so they haven't reduced the tube feed and she's still on it for 10 hours a day. At least her weight went up and not down...

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