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WEll today was a day for many questions and many answers.
I will tell you that the specialist was very happy that mom’s levels
were good. They are still trying to get rid of the fluid build up and he
thinks that once he does she will rally and regain some of her strength.
Her breathing will be greatly improved. I was so right to take those
copies to his office. I was also right to call ahead first and ASK.
The office assistant THANKED me for doing so. He  sat
and read all the test results and told us that we had saved money
by bringing them. He did NOT have to do a new blood test. The doctor
here in town does not know the "little tricks" that the specialist does
so he gave us new meds that he hopes will do the job. HE kindly said
"If she has any problem with what I am giving her have her call me!"
I had to chuckle, he does have a good sense of humor. We have known
him for many years. The whole trip wore mom out I must say. It was
the first time she has been gone from home for more than an hour or
so. She has a long recovery in front of her I am afraid to getting back
to where she was.  We hold hope that these meds do the trick!  Smile
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As for the pills and the problem of taking them.. I did buy a pill cutter
recently and one of those weekly pill keepers. Trouble is  NOW it is TOO
SMALL. There are so many pills I need a bigger one! Wink Who would have ever
thought it?  Recently I noticed that mom was having troubles with her
shoes. I have been helping her, but I figured there had to be another way.
We stopped by S***RS and got her some new ones on sale. They are
having some great sales in the store trying to get people to shop.
This time she will have her Re****KS and they will have the velcro
closures instead of ties.Light bulb I slipped them on her in the car and said
goodbye to the old ones. She was very happy.. Open-mouthed this surprised me because
she is a creature of habit. Six months ago she would have never even thought
of a velcro closure shoe. One more problem answered. They look pretty good
too. As I checked out I noticed that the whole store had gotten rid of a lot of
it’s checkout counters. Employees were pretty sparce too. I sure hope they
don’t close this store because we go there a lot and it would be a disaster!
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We got through the whole day high and dry. NO rain and I was happy.
We saw gas at three stations in the same town for 1.88..1.97…2.09  not
two miles separated the stations! Talk about hunting down the bargain
price. We also saw three cars pulled over by state police and local police
in less than a mile in some kind of a speed trap thing. One cop car on the
bridge with a gun calling in the offenders. Sis laughed and said it must
be the end of the month ticket quota time.  Makes one wonder. Thinking
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Well that was our day here..busy for us and answered many questions we had
and we hope for all the right answers too.
 
HOPE YOU ALL


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15 responses »

  1. Good for you for bringing in your files. At least they know that you are not only on the same page, but a few ahead of them. Hope this doctor has your answers.

  2. I think that some progress in the right direction is a real blessing. I know that the road can seem long but at least there some real hope out there now and I’m blessed to hear that. I know that here it can seem that there’s no cops to be seen for the longest time then you can’t get away from them at other times….go figure.

  3. Well looks like you saved some money by getting copies of all the test made on your Mom. The health care field can be so expensive especially in giving tests!!! Hope this helps your Mom, You did your homework and thats what makes you a great caregiver. Gas here is about the same as yours, you just have to find the station that has the best deal? One day it’s low the next day it has gone up from 5 to 10 cents on the gallon depending on what station you stop at!! you too have a good Wednesday. Hugs, Pat

  4. Great idea about taking the files. Good job! Also the shoes are a very good idea too. Prayers for you and your mom.Hugs,Beth

  5. I am grateful that you took the files and why there is that lack of communication between offices is amazing. It probably shouldn’t be..it just shows how un-used I am to that part of the real world. The very few times such things were needed for me..the Dr. saw to it that everything got there for the specialist. I was lucky I think OR it happened because this is a small town. Gosh, that was particularly good that you thought of the velcro shoes..closures I mean. And better still that she likes them. That will help both of you.I saw some whopper sized pill holders with all 7 days of the week compartments at Wal-Mart the other day while passing thru to the make-up section. You might check on them next time you go through. Ask the Pharmacist too.I paid 1.81 for gas yesterday in the less expensive place. The rest were 1.89 and up! AND..on my way to Knoxville I saw one of our local cops hidden in the bend of the road by the lake. I had just been aggravated t how slowly we were all going..10 mph under the speed limit and when I saw him..I was sooo glad as I would have easily been going 10 mph over the limit.

  6. Glad the doctor took some time to read through and talk with you. It does make things a bit easier when all are on the same page. Momma got a new pair of Shoes!! Wahoo… I too have noticed that sparse employee thing at our Se*rs too! YIKES. Funny you mention the police, hubby and I noticed several (at least 10) cars being ticketed on the way up north on Friday. It made us stay within the limit for sure. We usually see one two, maybe even three cars being ticketed but 10?!?! Hope you are taking care of you too! TTFN

  7. I am so glad that you and your Mom got answers to your questions and things at least will progress from now on hopefully. Good idea on the shoes, my hubby likes those kind too. Easier on and off for him.Hope you and Mom have a great day. Take care and God bless…………….Rusty ((HUGS))

  8. Finally! Sounds like a great specialist. Glad he answered your questions and gave you meds that should help, instead of hinder, this time. Hope it all works out. Do you think Jack B. will be able to wind this all up in one day on 24??? Seems like too much to cram into one day! But then, it always does! Is Survivor on Wed. this week???

  9. So happy to hear things are looking up for your mom. Use cruise control on the road I travel most as there almost always seems to be a cop sitting there somewhere. There seems to be some stopped in that stretch on a daily basis. You would think they would get smart about it, wouldn’t you.

  10. At last some answers! What a relief for you and I sure hope these new meds do the trick. I don’t know who invented velcro but they need a medal. That is the best idea and wish I had thought of it lol.Wishing you and your mom a good day.HugsSherry

  11. Mostly good news from the specialist. Hope you get lots more. Yesterday all the gas stations we went by had gas for over $2. Still better than last year.I’ve seen the cops sitting on the bridges. Once we even saw 3 of them chase after cars in traffic. Talk about a scare! Not after us though!

  12. Being an advocate for our parents is so important, as I have discovered in our own situation, and I am so glad your mother has you there for her. Even if our parents can be set in their ways… who isn’t…I think their practicality often helps them make adjustments. Hoping the new med does the job.

  13. Your mother is blessed to have you there. When I moved two years ago I was very worried about Mom but my little sister lives a few blocks away and has taken over all these types of things like you describe. My Mom is very stubborn but luckily my sister is even more stubborn. My Mom’s blood pressure is forever out of whack from dangerously high to dangerously low and with her diabetes, the two don’t go well together so my sister has her hands full keeping on eye on her as Mom hates to tell any of us that she isn’t well so we won’t worry. My Mom is the most selfless person I know and I’m so thankful that my little sis is there for her when I can’t be.Great idea about the shoes…I’ll have to mention that too.Keeping you Mom in my prayers and hoping that things continue to go well.Hugs

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