Friday, October 03, 2008


Sorry I've been missing-in-action lately.

The daily saga with DH's health continues.

After two incredibly bad weekends (with him not feeling up-to-par) and his foul moods peaked on Tuesday, when his blood pressure dropped to 80/60. (Normally with a bag full of meds, his BP runs 140/80).

It was an inconvenient as could be, with me being the only one in the office and it being the final day of the month, with billing to be done after 5pm.

But there we were, on the line with the VA for nearly an hour trying to talk to a nurse and then trying to get an appointmen (after an hour on the phone I was told he should be seen in the ER).

So off to the VA we went. Admitted to the ER where, after an IV, an EKG, and another ultrasound on the carotid arteries, they came up with...........nothing!

The good news is they couldn't find a reason for the drop in BP.

The bad news is they couldn't find a reason for the drop in BP.

And so goes the story of life after a stroke.


Beverly Mahone said...

I was wondering where you'd been but now I see. You're doing what you have to do. I know it doesn't seem fair sometimes and Lord knows, it's not easy but we know life must go on. Thanks for peeking your head back into BDN to let us know how you are.

M said...

Sorry to hear Uncle R isn't doing so well. I hope that it gets figured out.
Love to all...

Eileen Williams said...

Sounds like you have been going through an awful lot and, I'm sure, it's been very difficult. Your strength and courage will leave you in good stead and know that your cyber friends are thinking of you.

PopArtDiva said...

I understand what you're going through - I went through much of the same after my mother had her stroke. It's hard on them and you.

Welcome back to cyber space!

Melodieann said...

Welcome back. I wondered where you had gone to! Sorry to hear things aren't going so well. It must be difficult to see someone you care about suffer. I understand somewhat what it's like after caring for my Dad for so long. I'm praying for both of you. Do what you need to care for yourself and your family. We'll still be here when you're ready!