“No need Doctor…”February 28, 2023
When Do We Draw the Line?June 29, 2023
I peered into those reports. Her kidney function tests were borderline high, as were her sugars.
“We may have to go up on the doses of your sugar medications” I commented.
I briefly mentioned what fruits she really needed to avoid when she said “Mangoes!.woh to mein khaungi. This week.. hamara festival hai”
My eyes widened, and I explained how that can increase her potassium to dangerously high levels.
” That’s a festival that she religiously follows. It’s for the health of her children , that’s me and my husband. She believes that’s essential for our health. It involves mango dishes and recipes. don’t think I can convince her about this” said her 50 year old daughter.
When my 75 yo patient also tried to convince me to join, I knew any attempts to convince her would be futile.
Once a mother, always a mother. .
Happy mother’s day