Challenges of multiple illnesses
Sunday, June 30, 2013
I do realize that the doctors are doing a fine job helping my husband and me with his care. I am more aware of new issues that occur now. I am very positive, but now have clarity.
Bob has kidney failure, heart failure, diabetes, and sleep apnea. These 4 illnesses have many complications and restrictions. Organic foods, proper diet, and movement are critical to keep him at his best.
Recently he was very dizzy. We called the doctor. We were referred to the Quick Care center. We went there. The doctor did check his ears and really told us firmly we needed to go to the Emergency Room. He also stated Bob needed blood work, a CAT scan and more.
We went to the ER. They did the blood work (was perfect), a CAT scan (no sign of stroke), EKG, and XRAYs. The doctor was awesome and explained vertigo. She felt strongly that he did not have a stroke. I was given a choice. I could take him home and do the Peritoneal Dialysis. I gave him his insulin. He could have remained at the hospital without dialysis (he has to be admitted to get the nephrologist consult and dialysis at the hospital).
The more serious illnesses mean we have to really track symptoms and then get to the proper person for help.