study: 40% of hospital patients are malnourished.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

ivy6
Elite Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 5/29/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
 

Post Edited By Moderator (CrohnieToo) : 5/29/2009 5:33:34 PM (GMT-6)


spookyh
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1342
   Posted 5/29/2009 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, when I've been in the hospital, more often than not, I didn't even touch my tray. Unless I was hopped up on prednisone that is, then I was watching the clock for when the next meal would arrive smilewinkgrin.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


isergodur
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 831
   Posted 5/30/2009 3:38 AM (GMT -7)   
there are a few hospitals in my city.

Two of them I don't even look at the foot.

But the hospital that I spend my time at has this amazing food.
And I eat everything they have to offer.

But my grandpa hat to stay at one of the other recently and he lost a lot of weight and he would not eat anything they had to offer.
It is a total crap food.
24 year old female
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


nawlinscate
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 656
   Posted 5/30/2009 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Doesn't surprise me. Without exception, my experiences with hospital food have been bad ones. For example, I've explained to everyone (including the dietician) that I'm a vegetarian--and been provided with beef broth. After gallbladder surgery (and months of cutting way down on my fat intake, as instructed), they presented me with a tray full of bacon, whole eggs, and cheese. After my resection--before which I was on a liquid diet for a month and after which I hadn't even been allowed ice chips or water for five days--the first meal they served me was a peppery meat-and-rice dish. When I complained that this meal was too big a shock for my system, I was told that the only alternative would be a liquified diet, in which the exact same meal would be put into a blender and served to me in liquid form. Ugh!

crohnielass
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1118
   Posted 5/30/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
YES i can totally believe it the menu i was given in hossy had a good variety for vegaterians, diabetics but not for the people with bowel issues and the elderly a lot of the elderly ladies i saw lived on soup day in day out i ended up having food brought in from home by  my parents, husband. Bev x

Diagnoised with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993
In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma
 No maintance drugs as such on B12 shots,iron syrup,loperimide 20mg  EScitalopram 4 anxiety.


CrazyHarry
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1034
   Posted 5/30/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
ha ha ha - i know i was when i was in the hospital recovering from resection surgery, but then with that kind of surgery you cant really eat for a while and then you need to introduce slowly so i blame that on my drastic weight loss (like 20 lbs in 13 days). doesnt help that the menu is ok at best but now that i know about ingredients, i'd never eat hospital food. egads man! if the drug resistant microbes they are cultivating there doesnt get you, the food will.....
Crazy Harry

---------------------------------------------
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


ivy6
Elite Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 5/30/2009 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I, like a lot of people here, can't handle dairy products or a lot of fibre. My local hospital handles this - when they're not giving me milky sauces and cheese like nawlinscate - by simply removing anything I'm not allowed to eat from my plate, and leaving me with what's left. It's not unusual for them to give me one slice of (horrible) meat and a tiny potato... meal after meal after meal. It's pretty hard to contend with if you're stuck there for weeks.

I always make sure I take some tins of enteral feed with me to hospital, but still come home ravenous. It's not right.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

New meds thread


spookyh
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1342
   Posted 5/30/2009 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
For the times I felt like eating, I've found hospital food to be okay. I recall some very good cherry cobbler and chocolate cake *drools*. The hospitals I've been in have always given me a menu the night before, and I can pick what foods I want for the next day. There were usually really good breakfast options, but lunch and dinner were more average (lots of sauces poured on meats, which are not my bag).
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


MikeB
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1169
   Posted 5/31/2009 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I think loobylou has it right . . .check the cause and effect. Sick people tend to be malnourished. Also, I think that something like 30%of all hospital admissions are related to alcoholism, which almost always includes malnourishment in its late stages. Fact is hospitals today are more and more used by the terminally and chronically sick. I doubt that it is the food. 

pillpopper
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 209
   Posted 5/31/2009 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
turn My hospital turned me on to Italian Ice turn
diagnosed 1981
remission until 2006
Remacade,resection
B-12,Pentasa,Loperamide,
Entocort, 6mp,Hydrochlorothiazide
Remission since surgery
and 8-week Remacade.
d since 1981(enjoy the look
on Dr's faces)


ivy6
Elite Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 5/31/2009 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Mind you, I've heard that some people are too sick and weak to pick up the fork and spoon to feed themselves, and nurses are too busy to come and help them eat.... so if patients don't have friends or relatives to come in and feed them, these poor people tend not to eat.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

New meds thread


ExJohnson
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 128
   Posted 5/31/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually ivy, having had a recent hospital stint, I think the good is just not very nutritious. Powder egg and white biscuit with a few strips of bacon, and three little pieces of totally out of season melon does not a nutritious breakfast make. But that's what they serve. I was never offered any 'organic' options.
I am a pre-30yr. old who has been diagnosed with Crohn's for 14 years.  Symptoms change from cramping and weight loss to severe anemia with fatigue and diarrhea. 
100mg mecaptopurine, 20mg Prednisone, 500mg Metronidazole 3x daily, Darvocet for dessert.


ivy6
Elite Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 5/31/2009 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, agreed. Veg that have been boiled to extinction simply don't have many vitamins left in them.

And I think they rely on desserts to make up their daily calorie requirements... which is fine if you can eat the desserts and snacks, but they don't provide any gluten-free / dairy free sweets for people with food sensitivities.... other than jelly and pureed fruit, which gets *really* boring *really* quickly... so those of us with allergies etc tend to go hungry.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

New meds thread

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 03, 2016 6:55 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,023 posts in 300,982 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151148 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Bui.
248 Guest(s), 5 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Ruey, Milla, getting by, Bosco, eat2bwell


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer