Tuesday, April 23, 2013
IIt's been over a week since my husband went for an overnight stay in the hospital. He had a harder time breathing then normal. He is on oxygen. Dr. told us that night he is in End Stage Emphysema. Wow we were not ready for that.
He's doing better now, since the doctor put him on steroids. He's down to 105 lbs, although he has always been thin you can see the weight loss on him. The steroids will make him put on weight and increase his appetite.
They say he has a 50/50 chance of surviving a year. IF ONLY WE KNEW what we know now, as little as a year or even six months ago. Exercise, exercising, exercise, exercise. We heard the words but did not appreciate the true meaning. Exercising would have improved his heart, lungs, brain, well being,everything.
We will do what we can now.
We just came back from a 15 min. walk (he uses a walker to hold his oxygen bottle) it was a beautiful night here in Florida with what looked like a full moon.
We'll be leaving to go back to VT in June and if he is still able we will return to Florida where we stay. We put our house in VT on the market