Friday, February 20, 2009
Posted by Leila
A big part of being a Mom is knowing how to take care of a sick person with love and skill. I actually think that training in nursing should be required of all women, just like Home Ec. used to be. We need both. Now we don't have anything, and so we have...blogs :)
Early on in my mothering path, of course one of my little ones got sick. I checked with the pediatrician and he said, "Okay, it's the flu. Plenty of liquids and keep him on a bland diet. Call me tomorrow."
So I called him tomorrow and he asked, "What did he eat?"
"Spaghetti with tomato sauce and cheese," says I. That honestly seemed bland to me!!
"WHAT!!" Yup, he was shouting. "What have you done to me!" Yup, that's what he said!
What have you done to ME.
Okay, then, what IS a bland diet?
I asked and I got an answer.
I have posted a Bland Diet Worksheet VI. Do you know how you get invited to a bridal shower and you are supposed to submit a favorite recipe? Well, I submit something fabulous, and I also give her my Bland Diet sheet, because Honey, you are going to need it!
I printed mine out and keep it taped to the inside back cover of my personal menu/recipe binder. If you have someone who needs to stick with it, it's useful to have handy.
When the Chief and I were first married, we didn't have a dining room table. We ate our meals off of two trays. I still have them, almost thirty years later! They have certainly save the day for feeding sick people...you can't help feeling better when your meal comes on a tray.
Here you have a tray meal that is not for a vomiting person (just in case you were wondering if I've been lapsing!).