Well today is Thanksgiving. We have a lot to be thankful for. John has made great strides since July. Today, he got to eat some foods he would normally not be able to eat. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, jello, deviled eggs are all foods that he could not eat, but he has been good, so today he could celebrate.
I have made an apple pie made with Xylitol instead of sugar. He will get to have some with ice cream that has no sugar added. He is excited. I also made a pumpkin pie with Xylitol. It tastes and acts so much like sugar. It is a blessing to have.
Around the time of the last entry, John's sugars were running a little high. He was having problems with the dialysis treatments, in that they were not able to pull off the necessary amount of fluids because his blood pressure was too low. In 3 weeks he had gained 8 kilos. It really had an effect on him. Now that they have it fixed he is feeling much better and his sugars are under control again. Like around 91-95. He hasn't lost any more weight, but that may change as they continue to get the required amount of liquid off.
He was having way too many bowel movements, so we adjusted the amount of Xylitol he was putting on his oatmeal. That seemed to help. He is still having problems sleeping on occasion, like last night. Otherwise he escaped catching the Swine Flu. He is continuing to make progress in his workouts as well.