Hi, Princess, and welcome to the forum. I'm sorry about your grandmother. However, she can eat most foods, as Mer said. Just stay away from red meat. Also avoid highly processed foods and most canned foods as they tend to be high in sodium. The more natural a food is, the better it is for her. And absolutely NO alcohol. The Lactulose is to treat her hepatic encephalopathy, which is due to excessive ammonia levels in the brain. As Mer suggested, read the info in the folder at the top of the page entitled Hepatitis Resources. Also read some of the older posts here regarding cirrhosis and nutrition.
I hope this helps.
The chorizo and eggs should preferably not be fried. Pork and beans is not the best choice, but not the worst, either. Canned foods and frozen dinners tend to have high salt content and she needs to keep her sodium as low as possible to prevent swelling.
The Lactulose she is taking is for elevated ammonia levels that affect the brain and cause hepatic encephalopathy. It's important that she take this med. The high ammonia is probably caused by her cirrhosis. You can read more about this in the educational folder at the top of the page, entitled Hepatitis Resources (which is not just about hepatitis.)
Princess, no pickles of any kind--too much salt! Not much cheese, either, for the same reason...sodium. A little light Ranch dressing should be okay, but she's better off with olive oil and vinegar. Fresh foods really need to be emphasized, with no added salt during cooking. She could get a salt substitute or use various herbs and spices for flavor. Start reading labels. If one of the first 5 ingredients is salt, then it's bad for her.
Hope this helps.
Princess, nonfat yogurt mixed with fresh fruit should be just fine. I know it is really hard to give up certain foods, especially those that you've eaten all your life, but it is to her benefit to do so. If she is lucky enough to get a transplant, then she can again enjoy certain foods. She would be extremely uncomfortable if she started blowing up from the sodium and had to go in and be drained every couple of weeks, etc. It's far better to make the dietary changes.
All of that is fine, as long as there is no added salt.
Hi, Princess! I suspect that the endoscopy is to check for varices, which are swollen veins in the esophagus and abdomen that can burst. Ice cream is fine for a day or two, but popsicles or frozen fruit bars are even better, as the cold ice numbs the throat. I always ask for them in the hospital after surgery and having that breathing tube down my throat.
Let us know how her procedure goes and what the results are.