Today is Slice of Tuesday – the weekly writing teacher hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”
All this week my hubby and I are attending Cardiac Rehab workshops. Yesterday was a discussion of what CR is. Today was a look at CPR. Still to come – medications, exercise, diet and stress management. Lots of information and great follow-up.
It has been a scary time since Bill was hospitalized in November with pneumonia and then to be diagnosed with heart failure.
He still has less energy, which means less exercise. As a kidney transplant patient (13 years now with the kidney), he needs to drink a lot of fluids. As a HF patient – he needs to cut his fluids. So it is a challenging balance to get enough fluids, but not too much.
He had been slowly losing the fluids since November – from 268 lbs. in the hospital to 233 last week. But the weight has started to rise again – almost 10 lbs. in a week.
The transplant doctor we saw yesterday is looking into why his creatinine level (kidney function) has risen so much this past month and what is causing the increased fluid retention – heart or kidney?
So we will attend the workshops, follow the prescriptions, watch the sodium even closer and PRAY.
Please pray for us.