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Heart Surgery! Devonviolet's Husband!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Baymule, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Jul 18, 2019
    Mini Horses

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    Was he sent home? All good (as it can be)?
     
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  2. Jul 18, 2019
    Baymule

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    He went home yesterday. DV has friends that live nearby and they took him home. DV had to stop at the pharmacy to fill his prescriptions, plus all the rigamarole of checking out. It was a hard day on both of them.

    I just sent her a text and will let y’all know when I hear back from her. We will go see them when they are up to it. We are here for them for whatever they need, but at the same time, maintain respect for someone who is still pretty exhausted from all he’s been through.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2019
    RollingAcres

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    Thank you for letting us know @Baymule
     
  4. Jul 18, 2019
    Baymule

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    I asked if they had a Hospital Hangover, she texted back, Oh yeah! :) They did get some rest, up a few times for potty breaks and pain pills, but over all, they got rest. It will take awhile to get caught up.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2019
    Mini Horses

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    Good, good, good! Yes, they will need rest -- lots of it.

    Thanks for update.
     
  6. Jul 21, 2019
    Devonviolet

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    I’m going in to take a nap. But, I wanted to let you all know we are doing fine.

    Craig is making progress, with his walking and is weaning himself off the pain meds. He has been alternating one Tylenol with one Tramadol every four hour. This morning his pain level was so low, he didn’t take anything.

    He did have shortness of breath this morning, and his blood pressure was high, which was very concerning to me. I was going to call the doctor, since he complained of it last night too. But, I decided to give him his morning meds a bit early and wait an hour, to see how he felt. After an hour, and some breakfast, he felt a lot better. So, no call was placed to the doctor. He has an appointment with the surgeon on Tuesday.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    After DH's triple bypass we ended up back in the hospital for an overnight adjustment of meds. He was accumulating fluids and needed diuretics for awhile. :( Glad ya'll didn't have to go back...it was ugh.
     
  8. Jul 21, 2019
    Devonviolet

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    He has been on Lasix since the surgery. He gained 32 pounds of fluids, during the week he was in the hospital. He has only lost 2 pounds since coming home. This morning I gave him 2 lasix pills, and he has been peeing more. So, hopefully he will lose some weight now. He’s almost out of pills, so I am hoping that he can get a prescription for more lasix on Tuesday. He does NOT want to go back in the hospital, so hopefully we can manage this as an outpatient.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2019
    Baymule

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    I am glad that he felt better. It takes awhile to get over something like this. The road back to recovery is long, but rewarding. He may not be so happy right now, but he will be glad that he had this done.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2019
    farmerjan

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    I am glad that he is up and doing some things at home. It will take some time but at least he has all his basic functions and time will help him regain his strength. I know as well as anyone about not wanting to take pain pills all the time.....just realize too that to try to do without too soon actually puts more stress on your body because it is fighting the pain as well as trying to get better. I have found that there are times that I am better off taking something before I am going to be stressing my body so that the pain does not get ahead of me. I try not to take much on days I am not working, and can go days without too much more than a tylenol if I am not going to be up and going too much. But on days I am going to be testing, I have to get ahead of it or I am in 10 x worse shape for a day or two after.
    I hope that he can get the fluid weight off, and will feel better if he does I am sure. Like with my father, no surgery is fun, but if it is going to improve his quality of life, and in your husbands' case, save his life, then it will be worth it.
    Hopefully you can address some of these concerns at the surgeons/doctors appt on Tuesday.