The last time I was in the hospital i was on a low-residue, dairy free, gluten free diet. I progressed up from liquids to soft foods to solid foods. I ordered from a menu and it worked sort of like room service in a hotel - I would call the kitchen to order, a human took the order and used a computer program linked to my chart to determine what was/wasn't allowed. It led to a really interesting lunch one day (i was getting close to discharge, so i was back on solid food). My first few choices weren't allowed...i finally said I would have a hamburger without the bun. The operator informed me that a hamburger wasn't allowed on my diet and after a brief pause said, wait you can have a cheeseburger without the cheese and bun. I said great and still laugh when I think about
it. It's definitely an imperfect system -- i've seen similar systems at several hospitals in the states, but some are able to implement it much better than others.
34 - Diagnosed with Crohn's in Nov. '05
Current Meds: Apriso, Canasa, Methotrexate, Pamine Forte, Aciphex, Domperidone, Folic Acid, Restasis, Plaquenil, Xyzal, Zyrtec, Align, Calcium, Vitamin D, Centrum, Digestive Enzymes, Thera-tears Omega 3 Supplement, Co-Enzyme Q10
Gluten free since Aug. '03