Friday, October 17, 2014

Update on my life - October 2014 - Part Two

And so it goes on...

Mike's lower right legs started to swell, and he went to his doctor on Friday. Doctor suspected that his water pill wasn't working anymore and started him on Lasix, and said the swelling would clear up in a day or so.

Well, the doctor was wrong - his leg continued to swell, so we went back on Monday - Again using the wheelchair. Doctor came in, looked at his leg and said "emergency room". Do we see a pattern here?

This time, it was a DVT in his leg. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. So, back in the hospital.

They released him late Tuesday afternoon and sent him home not only with an oxygen tank, but had an Oxygen Concentrator sent to the house. This was one of his biggest fears, to be on oxygen - he Dad had been on oxygen towards the end of his life and Mike did not want to follow his Dad's footsteps.

They sent him home mainly because he had a Colonoscopy scheduled for Friday, and his rheumatologist really wanted him to have that to rule out cancer. He was barely able to make it to the Colonoscopy and they did it without anesthesia because his oxygen level was so bad. Sadly, I was not there, if I was, I would have canceled the Colonoscopy and had him admitted

we will see how this goes...

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