Can you believe this guy? Where does he get the inner strength?
This is some Green Chile Stew that I had frozen a while ago. I made a supplemental sauce with sour cream, half and half and some Red Thai Coconut Curry from a jar. And then I made it again because he ate all of the first (admittedly small) batch! See that little pitcher at the bottom left? That times two, in addition to the original gravy in the stew itself!
His hand is covering a big pile of carrot coins and a cut-up scallion. Almost everything on that plate disappeared, except for one of the pieces of meat. With the leftovers still on the stove, I was able to package up a nice lunch for him tomorrow or the next day.
At his place at the kitchen island there is one of those old Tupperware two-ounce containers full of mixed nuts. He routinely empties that every day – sometimes twice. He’s back with his taste for coffee, with his morning waffle, bacon, orange juice starter, with a Pirouette cookie often finding its way to join the afternoon coffee break.
And, yes, he eats a bowl of cooked cereal, yogurt, fruit for breakfast and a substantial lunch. Last night, about four hours after dinner, he woke up with the desire for a poached egg and English muffin. And down that went, lickety split!
He is walking short distances unaided, and his mentation is much, much improved.
His brother, Bruce, and a good friend (waving to Chris!) have been helping out with running errands for us, and for those helping hands we are eternally grateful!
I read all the comments to him, so if you have some words of encouragement, please don’t be shy about sharing them. He truly basks in those happy thoughts and words. ;->