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March 24, 2010

Day 36 - Make Every Swallow Matter

Today is the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Day: Give Daffodils, Give Hope http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PAR/PAR_4_Daffodil_Days.asp
At the radiation appointment today two teen girls were handing out daffodils and doing a pretty bad job about engaging clients in their endeavor. I took them up on their offer and they presented me with a daffodil that was in much need of some hydration - maybe indicative of Michael's state.

This afternoon we went to my new satellite office i.e. Kaiser Infusion Center where nurse Cheryl set Michael up with his 2L of saline. As she was going about her business we were talking about calories. She said forget water - you need to make every swallow matter so ensure that whatever you are drinking has calories in it. Water with maple syrup, thinned nectar juices - anything that has calories.

Good advice.

Posted by Claire at March 24, 2010 08:07 PM