Flyman35 Posted January 15, 2009 Share Posted January 15, 2009 Here's somewhat of an update on Tom. He went to see the primary doc today and they had a nice long conversation so Tom says. He is now done with the predinsone and will not be put back on unless absolutely needed. We are hoping now that the moon face will go away and the blood sugars will normalize. The doc says his gut will go back down and hopefully the swelling in the feet as well now that he is off the steroids. I hope so too. Funny thing is that the doc told him that the steroids can make you a real a$$ when you are on them. No sh**!! Ya think!! Tom was surprised to hear that. I however was not. We also found out that he was supposed to be using the Symbicort inhaler all this time. We misheard during the last visit but he will start that up again. Tom is also still coughing up a lot of phlegm and the doc said that he will until it all clears out. Doc says his lungs sound a lot better than a couple of weeks ago so that's good news. Another issue is his vision. Tom complains of blurry vision as well as what he describes as halos when his sugars are low which is mostly in the morning. The doc says that should happen when it's high not when it's low and could also be related to blood pressure. So the doc wrote him an order to see an opthamologist. Tom was also supposed to go for the O2 titration test today but called and postponed it yet again. This time it was due to the brutally cold weather. We had a -26 wind chill today and it was hard for him to just get to the primary today. Now I am supposed to keep an eye on his feet and toe nails. If the nails turn brown or the feet turn dark or black we are to go to the ER without delay. So let's see... we have the O2, nebulizer, symbicort inhaler. plavix, simvastatin, glyburide, a baby aspirin and the cheratussin AC when needed. I think that will do for now. We have this - windchill advisory through Friday night and tom has promised that he will not try to venture out of the house. Let hope he keeps to his word. It lightens my load knowing that when he stays home I know he keeps his oxygen on. Well I think thats about long enough. Thanks for reading Denise Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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