Monday, June 24, 2013
More Medical Intervention
I decided that I would knot a pair of socks before I forget how, so that is my next project. It should keep my hands and mind busy as I spend my time waiting for Mike on his all of a sudden endless round of doctors' appointments.
I mentioned that he had a rough winter, but then seemed to feel better. He was treated for a bladder infection this past spring, which was knocked out quickly with antibiotics. Still, he has had a round of follow-ups for the problems he experienced last winter and his blood thinner medication was changed to the type that requires a lot of blood testing.
So he goes twice a week for blood tests. He has been to the kidney specialist who ordered blood testing to be done only on his right arm so that his left arms veins would be kept intact for dialysis in the future. WHAT?? Not to worry about now, but "just in case." The good news is that his kidney function bounced back after the infection was cleared.
Then he went to the heart doctor for a regular follow-up given his a-fib. That is back so more tinkering with the meds. Oh, and by the way, there is this suspicious bulge and I'll need to consult with a specialist. So now he needs surgery. SURPRISE! An aortic aneurysm--wasn't even on our radar, but already needs surgery. Moral here: don't get comfortable with the good news.
You know what? We were just not prepared for this old age thing.