Tuesday, October 21, 2014
First off I too got an ad, but when I made it small enough was able to click it off and get to the videos. oh well.
So dads dr appointment was a surprise for me and probably him too. Not cancer which I am sure lisa( dd )and I to some extent) thought cos he has smoked since he was 15 and is almost 89. but will write what I told a friend I was messanging with so I don't copy it all again.
-so dads appointment, was mostly blood work results. which show his kidneys are very very poorly functioning. of a 5 they are 4 , 5 is dyalisis and they probably wont do it and he doesn't want it. He also can hear fluid so said don't be surprised you will have to go back to ER. He checked his heart and his neck veins and said you are not in heart failure. So he said while you both here and okay, I want to clarify DNR etc. so no breathing assistance either which I knew. But he did say not to worry about that now. I said does he need to go to the urologist now cos he doesn't seem to want to and he said there are more pressing things than that and what the urologist will say is what I have said. If you want to go then yes but don't stress over that. -
So, I knew he had to pee all the time, and didn't pee much, but didn't know it was kidney disease or that advanced. Anyway dr is going to send him for CT scan of chest and to a respirologist to see if there is anything to do with this fluid build up. I don't think there is much more he can do for the kidneys. also he is anemic and is checking his calcium too.
Not much to say right now as not really sure what's going to happen. Guess he was telling us what to expect down the road. anyway.
I had a good day at supper. After the dr dad wanted to go to supper, I chose fish and when they said baked, mashed or fries I said can I have extra veggies instead of any potato. Sure. so that's what I did. Also cos my heartburn is bad, bad, bad with the prednisone really bad. I started taking my nexium and don't want any choc. as it just makes it worse.
The video I listened to really made me think and then the 2nd one she said two lines.
What I put inside my body is 100% my control. Don't ask yourself if you are full, ask is my hunger gone..... Melissa Joulwan
I really took that to heart and today it helped more than once! I have to get ready for bed as haven't been sleeping well again and it is nearly 11 pm.
HUGS and hope you all had a great day.