Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wisdom Teeth

Giles had his wisdom teeth out this morning, a relatively quick procedure due to the short, straight roots on his molars. I sat with him in the recovery room as he was waking up and he had me cracking up with his anaesthesia-induced euphoria. "This was my first surgery!!!" he kept exclaiming.

How do you get enough calories into a dairy-and-soy-free boy who can only have cold drinks? Forget the milkshakes, ice creams, puddings, and malts that the surgeon suggested. Fortunately I had frozen bananas waiting for today. Blending one with a little rice milk, a big dollop of honey, and another fruit made a very nice milkshake-like drink. I did banana-blueberry (he downed two of those back to back), banana-nectarine-blueberry, and my supreme caloric effort, a shake made with a frozen banana, a *half cup of peanut butter*, a lot of chocolate syrup, and a little rice milk. I'm thinking I got about a thousand calories into that last one. Then he had another.

It's a good thing he can't go running until Wednesday. Doctor's orders.


Lindsey in AL said...

There's an avocado-chocolate pudding recipe around somewhere that I believe is dairy-free. I have seen it mentioned in several places, and I'm sure a search would yield quick results.

Too funny about the drug-induced amazement. I know I have experienced that feeling as well as witnessed it.

Tracy said...

My son, Mac, had his out several weeks ago, too. He was also cracking me up. It was the funniest thing!

You don't have to do dairy liquids. Scrambled eggs. Soups. Mashed potatoes. Mac ate a soft taco the second day! By the third he was eating hamburgers.

Laura said...

Well, I haven't had mine out, but I really hope not to. However, I do remember my sister Belle when she had dental surgery and how I got to listen to well over an hour rambling from her. Thankfully she loves yogurt and milk, though she was quite tired of it after a few days.

fairmaiden said...

Half of my family, including me, is lactose intolerant, so no dairy for us. But yogurt with the enzymes digests fine. We use the rice milk more than soy too. You could try using sorbet to mix with fruit for smoothies. They even make frozen rice milk by rice dreams. I here you can even blend granola into smoothies. Oatmeal is always a good soft food to eat.

Sounds like your trek in the woods was dreamy. Misouri can be that way. I miss the fire flies and creeks.

Sarah said...

In the days when I couldn't get enough calories, I used to drink coconut cream smoothie with dollops of coconut oil for good measure.

Tonni said...

I almost always toss in a handful of spinach or other greens into my banana-berry smoothies... it doesn't affect the texture or taste to much, and it's such an easy way to get my greens every day!

Katy said...

Bless his heart! You're a good mommy.


Anonymous said...

I made this for my 7 year old son and he loved it:

1 frozen banana
a couple spoonfuls almond butter
about 1/2-3/4 c. almond (or rice) milk
1 t. vanilla

And here's the pudding recipe somone mentioned. All my children love this one.

1 banana
1/2 avocado
2 t. tahini
1 heaping T. cocoa powder
a little maple syryp for sweetness
Blend well. Enjoy!


WindsweptPlains said...

My oldest is scheduled to have her wisdom teeth removed next week. These "milkshake" ideas are so timely- thank you all!

Ms. Dale said...

You are certainly a good mother to create such
nourishing drinks for him. He surely appreciates it
I know...we need him up and about to start snapping
some more pictures. Wish he could have snapped
a pair of wrens getting their three little ones from
my flower pot out into the world. He would have liked
Hope he feels better real soon!!!!
Ms. Dale

Linda said...

I'd say you've turned an unpleasant experience into a very pleasant one Anna. Those drinks sound delicious.

Natalie_S said...

Have you thought about blending up a protein drink into his smoothies? I drink one with whey protein every morning, but there are some out there made from hemp and are otherwise dairy/soy free. I know if I don't have my little protein boost first thing that I'm off for the day.

Clara said...

For our lactose-intolerant Dad, sister and brother, we usually substitute coconut milk for a huge variety of dairy products and it works swell. I made a wonderful dairy-free cheese cake last week, with non-dairy cream cheese and coconut milk. Yum!

Amy said...

Ugh! I remember when my wisdom teeth were removed...the dentist hit a nerve that paralyzed my tongue for a day or two.

My mother had made a roast chicken dinner that night and made me a "milkshake" of pureed chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy! It had the texture of baby food but actually tasted very good.

Anonymous said...

I am also dairy and egg free. I just found out a year ago (the hard way) and I am 38. It is so hard living in the world when it seems everyone thinks you can eat everything....

I hope your son is up and running soon:)


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