Tandy

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This is not about the Falcons so if it has to be moved, I understand, but I am in need if some food advice for my husband who is back at Emory and very ill

He has been in the hospital for thr past month with respiratory failure, septic pneumonia and trapped lung syndrome, and needs a procedure to free the lung

However he is down to 99 pounds and very weak.   We are trying to strengthen him up.  He’s too weak to have a peg tube placed to help with the weight either

We are trying to find good places to get some softer foods to fatten him up.   I know Mary Mac’s but I am looking for some other places like good Mexican food, soul food with good southern cooking or great stews

Hospital foods suck and he’s stuck here so I want to help by feeding him great food that will put some meat on his bones

Thanks for any help you can offer

 

 

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On 6/1/2019 at 11:27 AM, Tandy said:

This is not about the Falcons so if it has to be moved, I understand, but I am in need if some food advice for my husband who is back at Emory and very ill

He has been in the hospital for thr past month with respiratory failure, septic pneumonia and trapped lung syndrome, and needs a procedure to free the lung

However he is down to 99 pounds and very weak.   We are trying to strengthen him up.  He’s too weak to have a peg tube placed to help with the weight either

We are trying to find good places to get some softer foods to fatten him up.   I know Mary Mac’s but I am looking for some other places like good Mexican food, soul food with good southern cooking or great stews

Hospital foods suck and he’s stuck here so I want to help by feeding him great food that will put some meat on his bones

Thanks for any help you can offer

 

 

Tandy, I would adhere to the doctors advice and also get an abundance of high protein shakes and force 3-4 down per day.  Lots of rice & milk are easy and quick ways to add weight in a hurry

Most importantly, you know your husbands taste.  Stick to the food he loves if possible.  

I am so sorry, Tandy.  Your strength will help him through this

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20 minutes ago, Falconsin2012 said:

Tandy, I would adhere to the doctors advice and also get an abundance of high protein shakes and force 3-4 down per day.  Lots of rice & milk are easy and quick ways to add weight quickly.

Most importantly, you know your husbands taste.  Stick to the food he loves if possible.  

I am so sorry, Tandy.  Your strength will help him through this

He is on Ensure Enlive and Ensure Clear now - and we've been through everything with the nutritionist.   Right now, he's on a calorie count so they can determine just how much he's getting down -  but we are free to find foods he likes outside as long as we provide the information on how much and what he's eaten.

We are doing everything we can to fatten him up.

I'll pop a picture here of his Mary Mac's meal last night - good for a laugh anyway.

 

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Very sorry to hear, Tandy. Prayers are with you guys. 

This is a tricky situation and you need to be more careful than you realize. 

A lot of foods you’re mentioning can be very inflammatory.  Starches, bad carbs, bad fats, excessive protein/amino acids/sugars, excessive sodium, bad cholesterol (hdl’s vs ldl’s), etc... can all make his condition worse.

You need to speak to a professional nutritionist.

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4 minutes ago, Beef said:

Very sorry to hear, Tandy. Prayers are with you guys. 

This is a tricky situation and you need to be more careful than you realize. 

A lot of foods you’re mentioning can be very inflammatory.  Starches, bad carbs, bad fats, excessive protein/amino acids/sugars, excessive sodium, bad cholesterol (hdl’s vs ldl’s), etc... can all make his condition worse.

You need to speak to a professional nutritionist.

I appreciate the advice and you are correct.    Everything we are doing is under the direction and guidance of the nutritionist and the doctors.

 

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I don't know if you have a Golden Corral restaurant close by, but they have a good variety of Southern-style meats, vegetables, soups, salads and desserts at a fair price. Praying for his speedy recovery and you are also in my prayers, sweet lady.

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1 hour ago, Tandy said:

His meal from Mary Mac's last night - lol!  Of course - he didn't eat a lot - but he ate well for him!

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Tandy I'm sorry to hear this. I'm praying for you guys. It was an honor to meet him. Very cool. If he liked Mary Macs try "This Is It". To me they have the best soul food in Atlanta. Also a friend of mine owns "Home Grown" which is the best blue eyed soul food in ATL in my opinion. Get him some Varsity dogs if he likes those. 

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1 minute ago, FalconFanSince1970 said:

Tandy I'm sorry to hear this. I'm praying for you guys. It was an honor to meet him. Very cool. If he liked Mary Macs try "This Is It". To me they have the best soul food in Atlanta. Also a friend of mine owns "Home Grown" which is the best blue eyed soul food in ATL in my opinion. Get him some Varsity dogs if he likes those. 

Thank you my friend!   We were just looking at the Home Grown web site and drooling over the menu!   Looks like a great place - we are definitely trying it.    Going to check out This Is It now.

 

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1 hour ago, Tandy said:

His meal from Mary Mac's last night - lol!  Of course - he didn't eat a lot - but he ate well for him!

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Nito eating like a King....lol

He has to feel that way cause his queen is by his side.  

Still praying for you guys...

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Tandy,

i don’t know you personally but I feel your concern and I admire your dedication to your husband. My wife was in Emory for over a month with cancer stem cell replacement treatment. Emory is top notch. They are really good. May I give you a few suggestions that helped us?

Tell everyone you know about your husband’s health situation. Ask for prayers and to be put on prayer lists at churches or within individual prayer groups. The more the better  

Get some rest and take care of yourself. You have to be at your best to help him. 

Stay positive and focus on positive things. Surround yourself with positive people. 

I don’t know of any places to get food for him but I live fairly close to Emory and I have some time available...could I bring you some of my wife’s chicken pot pie and some banana pudding?  I am totally serious. I could get it there Monday and would be happy to do it. Also, what’s your husband’s name so I can get him in our prayer list tomorrow?

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9 hours ago, FalconFanSince1970 said:

Tandy I'm sorry to hear this. I'm praying for you guys. It was an honor to meet him. Very cool. If he liked Mary Macs try "This Is It". To me they have the best soul food in Atlanta. Also a friend of mine owns "Home Grown" which is the best blue eyed soul food in ATL in my opinion. Get him some Varsity dogs if he likes those. 

Very well said, bro.  

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6 minutes ago, marvinthemartian said:

Tandy,

i don’t know you personally but I feel your concern and I admire your dedication to your husband. My wife was in Emory for over a month with cancer stem cell replacement treatment. Emory is top notch. They are really good. May I give you a few suggestions that helped us?

Tell everyone you know about your husband’s health situation. Ask for prayers and to be put on prayer lists at churches or within individual prayer groups. The more the better  

Get some rest and take care of yourself. You have to be at your best to help him. 

Stay positive and focus on positive things. Surround yourself with positive people. 

I don’t know of any places to get food for him but I live fairly close to Emory and I have some time available...could I bring you some of my wife’s chicken pot pie and some banana pudding?  I am totally serious. I could get it there Monday and would be happy to do it. Also, what’s your husband’s name so I can get him in our prayer list tomorrow?

This is what TATF family should be like.  What a wonderful gesture, Marvin.  Good on you

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15 hours ago, Tandy said:

This is not about the Falcons so if it has to be moved, I understand, but I am in need if some food advice for my husband who is back at Emory and very ill

He has been in the hospital for thr past month with respiratory failure, septic pneumonia and trapped lung syndrome, and needs a procedure to free the lung

However he is down to 99 pounds and very weak.   We are trying to strengthen him up.  He’s too weak to have a peg tube placed to help with the weight either

We are trying to find good places to get some softer foods to fatten him up.   I know Mary Mac’s but I am looking for some other places like good Mexican food, soul food with good southern cooking or great stews

Hospital foods suck and he’s stuck here so I want to help by feeding him great food that will put some meat on his bones

Thanks for any help you can offer

 

 

I've had extensive experience with hospital food so I can relate, ok.  There are a few things even the hospital doesn't screw up:

Tuna salad.   Get it with a salad with some tomato slices and cheese if possible, and lots of crackers.  Its a pretty decent meal, and my hospital offered it for lunch just about every day.

Bacon eggs and toast with orange juice for breakfast every day.  The doctor had to approve the bacon, I managed to get three slices a day, but I had to call the culinary director managing the food prep to specify thee slices.

Someone mentioned rice?  I would mix that with some veggies and chicken chunks, then spice it up with some teriyaki sauce (you have to get the teriyaki, ok).  Some egg rolls from a chinese place would be good too.

Hospital salads are good as long as you have your own dressing.

Fast food wise, Chik Fil-A has thier sandwich value meal with the potato wedges which is good.   A chili-potato from Wendy's is a nice change of pace.  Any place that sells chicken pot pie, chili, Brunswick stew....

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In addition to the solid foods he is getting, find yourself a Smoothie King or equivalent type place and get him a high calorie high protein smoothie to wash it down with.

They can custom make what you want with whatever different ingredients you want. If you go in and tell them your goal of high protein and weight gain, they will fix you up.

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21 hours ago, Tandy said:

This is not about the Falcons so if it has to be moved, I understand, but I am in need if some food advice for my husband who is back at Emory and very ill

He has been in the hospital for thr past month with respiratory failure, septic pneumonia and trapped lung syndrome, and needs a procedure to free the lung

However he is down to 99 pounds and very weak.   We are trying to strengthen him up.  He’s too weak to have a peg tube placed to help with the weight either

We are trying to find good places to get some softer foods to fatten him up.   I know Mary Mac’s but I am looking for some other places like good Mexican food, soul food with good southern cooking or great stews

Hospital foods suck and he’s stuck here so I want to help by feeding him great food that will put some meat on his bones

Thanks for any help you can offer

 

 

Prayers to you guys.

When we were going through the same stuff with my Dad, he lived off Grubhub delivery, Landmark Diner was his go to for a while. wide variety, open all the time, good soups deserts, etc. Greek Italian and American. But they got loads of restaurants to choose from. Sometimes he'd wake up and be in the mood to try something and we would order it no matter what time it was.

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