Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Prescribed Oddities

hospital snack
Originally uploaded by Teckelcar
This may look like an ordinary bag of Doritos with a label on it, but it is so much more.

The key thing here is the label.

If you look closely you'll see that this was one of Max's prescribed snacks while in the hospital. Yes, if you have CF you get a prescription for snacks when you are in the hospital. This falls under the odd treatments from yesterday's post.

When Max was first admitted the nutritionist stopped by and asked me what Max would like for snacks. CF patients need about 50% more calories than the average person, so snacks are a big part of his diet. So every day the kitchen would send up a cart with snacks to be doled out to all the patients that are prescribed "nourishment."

Originally uploaded by Teckelcar
I realize that they do have to label everything, but it still is hilarious to get a snack bag with an official stamp on it. Especially when it is an item that is often vilified by nutritionists.

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