Phil got home around 7:30, and Garron got here around 8. It’s nice to hear Phil singing in the shower. We’re both perturbed that nothing seems to be done about the abdominal swelling. A very informed pharmacist also recommended Phil not take one of the medications prescribed for what is at best a very questionable diagnosis. The medication is cleared through the kidney and has nasty side effects some of which do not go away after taking it. The pharmacist is willing to put in Phil’s file that he recommended not taking it. That’s a pretty convincing sign for us that it’s serious. Phil sees a home health nurse tomorrow and has a Eurology appointment on Wednesday. He has decided to forgo the Foley catheter at least until he goes Wednesday, and I suspact they may have a tough time convincing him to wear it. the … areas involved are quite sore, and he doesn’t even have to make a conscious effort to visit the facilities more frequenthely. Though it’s slow, the kidney numbers continue to go in the right direction. Aside from the swelling, which is pretty uncomfortable, he’s ok, and obviously, the hospital wasn’t doing anything to rectify that. We’ll see what eurology has to say on Wednesday.
January 27, 2014