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A step backwards for FIL

Saturday, September 14, 2013

He was nauseous again yesterday and threw up his breakfast. They are having a hard time with his blood pressure and getting it stable. So they are slowing things down a bit. Then we got the call around 9:30 from his GP doctor that they were worried as he had pain in his arm and very low blood pressure. She was on her way to his house and so was the cardiologist. They were concerned with heart attack and mentioned hospital so my DH and I jumped in the car and ran over to FIL house and met both doctors there. They did another EKG and thank goodness it was not his heart. But because his blood pressure was so low they decided to put him on IV and get more fluids into him and since he was not producing enough urine put in a catheter. They want to force his kidneys to work harder to get the blood pressure right. So he is all wired up but still very positive. I pray that this will all get worked out and he gets stabilized and can begin again with therapy and get to the point where he is once again independent. We don't leave until the 25th but I would feel so much better if he were back to driving again and taking care of himself again. We still have time.
I pray he will rally!

On another note....something weird with my weight. I was up two pounds. Now that isn't a big deal as I am still under my old goal of 110 (I am 108.5), but I find it very interesting as I was only at like 1200 calories. So the only thing I can figure out is that my body might be reactive to cauliflower as I ate some grilled cauliflower as a snack. I haven't had that in a long time. So I do believe that there is something to the type of food you eat and how it reacts with your body. It is very interesting. So no more cauliflower for me today and we will see what the scales says tomorrow....just for "science" sake.

I do hope all of you are terrific today and enjoying your week end.
Have a wonderful day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUST_BRENDA 9/15/2013 8:17AM


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KLONG8 9/15/2013 12:54AM

    Sometimes it just takes time to figure out the magic formula when one has been ill. I hope they are close with your FIL. And good luck with your science project!

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JANIEWWJD 9/15/2013 12:41AM

    I'm sending prayers your way for your FIL!!!! Hope everything works out for him. Your weight is still good. Stay healthy and stay happy!!! SMILE!!!!!
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WHITEANGEL4 9/14/2013 10:37PM

    Prayers for you and FIL. Maybe all this will work and he will be back in shape soon

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/14/2013 9:37PM

    prayers for your fil

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MJREIMERS 9/14/2013 9:29PM

    Prayers for you all! It's tough seeing family in such a state.

I hope that your weight gain is a sign that you body is adjusting to all that it's been through and decided to add a little weight to itself. As long as you feel good, that is the main thing!

Hugs and hang in there!

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CRAFTSFAN1 9/14/2013 6:20PM

    I hope that FIL gets better. My prayers ar emoticon e for him.

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ROSEWAND 9/14/2013 4:39PM

    Sally, be sure they check for infections. Some of these
symptoms could indicate a generalized infection/
inflammation response.

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NEW-CAZ 9/14/2013 3:54PM

    Sorry to hear this Sallie, hope he's soon progressing again.
Sending healing vibes emoticon

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MADEIT3 9/14/2013 3:51PM

    So sorry about your FIL. He's in my prayers!!

I seem to remember that people tend to be reactive to cauliflower - but I wonder if some of your weight gain isn't due to the stress you're experiencing. Just a thought - you've been so stable for so long, I'd wonder if it was non-food related.

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BUTEAFULL 9/14/2013 3:19PM

    I want some good news, cause I'm under the weather today

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MIRAGE727 9/14/2013 3:18PM

    All the best to your F-i-L, Sallie. And yes, some foods just don't work well with everyone. I have a friend who gets migraines from salty foods! All proceesed foods have the potential to trigger problems in all of us! Be safe & be well!

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PEZMOM1 9/14/2013 1:20PM

    Saying prayers for FIL.

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LIS193 9/14/2013 12:54PM

    Hope everything will work out alright - he has the best medical care possible!
Yes, it sounds like you are reactive to cauliflower :((

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GAYEMC 9/14/2013 12:49PM

    Sorry to hear about FIL's set back but good thing it isn't his heard. Sounds like his medical team is on it.

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JUDY1676 9/14/2013 12:12PM

    emoticon to hear of another set back. Thankfully, it was not Hi's heart! With Hi's positive attitude and the super medical care, I'm sure things will be resolved.
Sending emoticon and emoticon for all of you.

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BOROFITGIRL 9/14/2013 11:48AM

    So sorry to hear about your FIL. Praying for him. emoticon

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ALWAYSSTARTING 9/14/2013 11:31AM

    Keeping fingers crossed for a good outcome!

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KATTREE 9/14/2013 11:18AM

    Hope that everything improves for your FIL. emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/14/2013 10:26AM

    Will be praying...

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1CRAZYDOG 9/14/2013 10:25AM

    Sorry to hear about your FIL. Hope the iv fluids straightens him out.


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