Feeding my Mom is driving me crazy. When I ask my Mom what she would like, usually she tells me she hates everything unless she is on some kind of kick. Two weeks ago it was I want Italian food and Mexican food. I want pork and beans. I love ham, bacon and sausage. Buy more fruit and salad makings. I want sweet rolls, waffles, and toaster pastries for breakfast. I want mild cheddar cheese and crackers or deviled ham sandwiches for lunch.
Now this week, everything I have been eating for the last year is hurting my stomach terribly. I am going to get stomach cancer. I want plain toast and nutrition shakes for breakfast, cottage cheese and fruit for lunch and only plain chicken breast or hamburger patties and canned vegetables for dinner.
Anything with tomatoes is out, all fresh vegetables and most fresh fruit is out. Anything seasoned is out , after hearing speeches from her recently about things needing to be seasoned "properly". This is just a partial list of what she told me was killing her.
What has stayed the same is white bread, a couple of Coca Colas a day and lots of candy. I don't buy the candy, but on the rare occasion she feels up to going to the store with me, she stocks up with several bags full.
When I asked her questions to try to clarify what she did and did not want, she said "You are making too big of a deal of it. It is not that hard. Just make whatever you all are eating and give me the rice or potatoes if there isn't any seasoning other than salt or pepper."
I am trying but also know that soon she will tire of it and complain again. This has definitely upped the stress level in an already stressful situation.