Update on DH
Thursday, July 20, 2017
If you followed my earlier blog, you know that my DH had to get a stent in May. Since then we have been on a roller coaster ride. When a person gets a stent, the dr's like to put one on a blood thinner for a year. However, that has not worked well as they have tried two different ones and both ended up causing him to have a GI bleed. In between the two drugs, the drs tried to just keep him on a full strength aspirin and that ended up with him developing possible stenosis (not sure without doing a heart cath).
He has been hospitalized 3 times since the stent and just got out today. He is back on just the aspirin and a drug called Ranexa to try to alleviate the angina. We are praying this works. If it doesn't, they will have to do the heart cath and if narrowing is found in the stent, he will have to have a bypass.
If his health issues were not enough, after his 2nd hospitalization, I ended up with pneumonia. Pretty sure that was from too much time spent in the hospital and I do try to be very careful what I touch and use lots of hand sanitizer and wash my hands often but one is surrounded by germs there!
He was discharged on the Fri before July 4 and I got sick on the 5th. Never get ill on a holiday weekend! I did go to the Urgent Care on Mon but they misdiagnosed me so didn't get antibiotics till Thur when I saw my primary doc. I was on antibiotics for 10 days and he really wanted to hospitalize me but I convinced him I needed to be home to keep an eye on DH! Thank God for wonderful friends who drove us to drs and brought us food.
Hopefully we are on the mend and can get back to our normal routines. I had been walking 5 mi a day and DH was doing about a mile but that has gone by the wayside so tomorrow we are planning to work our way back to more exercise and I am buckling down even more on his heart healthy diet. He doesn't need to lose any more weight just keep everything in check.
For all of you who kept us in your prayers I thank you. Please continue to keep DH in your prayers that all goes well without the blood thinner.