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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.
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  • PATTIE441
    I am praying for you both my friend. Much love and hugs coming your way!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1756 days ago
  • SBECKER526
    Your prayers helped us accept what is going on. Thanks for your support!
    1758 days ago
    May God give you strength!
    1758 days ago
  • TERRY0217
    Gob bless you with all that you are going through...and...what a fine example of love and commitment in a marriage...
    I'll pray for the both of you....
    1760 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Yeah, you have to keep on top of everything with these serious illnesses. I'm not sure how you do it all! I do know you are doing a fantastic job as Bob's home healthcare provider.
    1760 days ago
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