JamesW Posted July 29, 2015 Share Posted July 29, 2015 Hi All, Just needing more help with dad. Dad is still on an NG feeding tube but has also been allowed to have a purified diet and normal liquids. The SALT team assessed him last week and he has been on a purified diet ever since. Over the weekend and on Monday he ate well. However, yesterday and today he has refused all food apart from a yoghurt. His NG feeding tube is giving him all the nutrients he needs but dad is just being stubborn dad and refusing to eat any of the purified food. Yesterday he told us it looked disgusting and he was able to stand his fork in it and the fork didn't move!! In all honesty I don't blame him for not eating it. My sister and I had a serious talk to him and stressed the importance of eating otherwise his NG tube wouldn't come out and he would take a backward step in his rehab. He thinks we are nagging him. The problem is we would love to be able to take treats and nice things in for him but he isn't allowed anything at the moment. We just don't want this to be a sticking point in his recovery. Personally, I think dad would be able to manage a normal diet as his swallow is excellent. We just need to wait for the official sign off. The news that he refused to eat this morning has come as a bit of a blow. We had a positive day yesterday with a great report from occupational therapy. Dad even started writing his own log of visitors in a little book we have left by his bedside - he refused to write for the OT. We would offer to go in during meal times but I am not sure that will make much difference as dad has always been very stubborn and even more so after his SAH. Thanks James Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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