Monday, January 9, 2012

1/09/12 - Healthy Living (starts tomorrow)

Adam, today, asked me to print out a "healthy foods" picture to hang on the refrigerator.   Ok... So, we looked online to find a food pyramid he approved of. Then, of course, was my question, "So, Adam, why do you want a food pyramid on the refrigerator?"  His response, classic, "I am going to start eating healthy so I won't be sick anymore."  Hmmm.  So, we have hit the mental capability to draw conclusions on our own...  Kind of like on the way home from piano and Adam says, "you know, mom, the coolest instrument are the drums."   Ok, intervention needed (on both accounts, but we'll focus on the pyramid for now).  Adam, remember when you were feeling sick, there were bad guys in your blood? They are gone.  But we have to keep taking medicine for awhile to make sure they don't come back.  I know sometimes you feel tired, but that is going to get better in a couple weeks.  How do you feel today?  "uh, uh, uh, well, I don't really like pasta, you know." Ok, I'll keep that in mind.  But it's always a good idea to eat healthy, so let's do that :)  His next question, "does sugar make me sicker?"  No... It's not good to eat a lot of sugar, but there is sugar in a lot of healthy foods too. "Ok, good."  Lol.

Interesting picture I found:

In ALL, too many stem cells develop into lymphoblasts and do not mature to become lymphocytes. These lymphoblasts are called leukemia cells ("Bad Guys"). The leukemia cells do not work like normal lymphocytes and are not able to fight infection very well. Also, as the number of leukemia cells increases in the blood and bone marrow, there is less room for healthy white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. This may lead to infection, anemia, and easy bleeding.

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