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Even in the Hospitals...

In her primary blog, my lovely and talented wife once posted an item on the evils of high fructose corn syrup.  Now, regular readers (my lovely and talented wife, anyway) know that my father is in the hospital.  He's being treated for a couple of infections and the cancer that led to the surgery that led to the infections, and he's in the part of the treatment where they're monitoring everything closely and giving him a liquid diet.

Liquid diet in this case amounts to broth (beef, chicken, see the variety?) and juice (apple, grape, see the variety?), although they have upped the ante and are including tea and coffee.  They're leaving out the Gel-Treat that is frankly no treat (and is on the short list of foods he is NOT dreaming about).  Today's lunch included cranberry juice which, as he noted, had corn syrup as its first listed ingredient.  After today's lunch they noticed his blood sugar was high; he pointed out the juice, and they countered that all the juices have sugar.  Today's dinner came with apple juice, which he pointed out had ingredients listed of apple and water.

He had gotten one unit of blood and was waiting for a second.  Let's hope those are low in HFCS... 


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That was cranberry juice COCKTAIL, not 100% cranberry juice! Ah, well, leave it to the VA. The irony is amazing, isn't it? Hang in there, Randy. Keep in touch, and if you need anything, please let me know. With any luck, I'll be out there in August.

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