Update on Larry and more
I took Larry back to the dietician. I needed some help as to how to get more weight on Larry and she was helpful earlier this year. The problem is Larry can eat a mechanical soft diet but he likes only certain foods. He likes his meat but he does not like it ground up or pureed. That is one problem. He likes his milk and will drink the "Boost" type drinks, milkshakes and eat ice cream. So, he does stay hydrated at least. The dietician came up with a product called Benecalorie which I can add to his oatmeal or drinks. I ordered it from Amazon as I could not get it anywhere here. The main thing she says is to get the calories in. We will see her in a month for a follow up. I hope I can get a couple more pounds on him. I set foods out for him to try but he just will not eat them. It is very frustrating.
I found out I can get more speech therapy if the therapists does an evaluation and deems it necessary. I will try to get that soon.
Monday I had surgery for skin cancer on a mole that showed to be Melanoma. The surgeon said he was sure he got it all and I will go back to get the stitches removed Monday. It was a small mole on my face, but no walk in the park to get the cancer cells out. I think he must have given me 20 little shots, plus I thought he was sewing up my entire left side! He is the same Dr. I went to 2 years ago for the skin cancer on my nostril. He is a highly rated Dr. in the area, very easy going, plays music while the surgery is being done. I now cannot wait to get the bandages off. I'm glad it was caught soon.
Later that day my son called from the ER and had been hit by a van. He is recovering from a concussion but hopefully is doing better and returning to work tomorrow. The car (our old Alero) was totaled. He is an adult but still seems to be depending on me for help in cases like this. He is working on resolving it and I hope he will learn TO WEAR HIS SEATBELT.
I am looking forward to my daughter's visit over Labor Day weekend. I intend to have some fun with her.