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Update Update - A New Leaf

Today Dianne saw her new (and my old) internist and the talk got very serious.
Dianne was on three litres of oxygen in March.  She was released from the hospital in November on  four letres.
Today she was told to keep it at six litres "night and day."  Her heart and lungs will no longer support her life, and she  will have to do everything right to stay out of the hospital and she should expect some hospitalizations anyway.  Doing everything right includes diet, medicines. exercise  fluid buildup reduction, and daily weighings

Dianne does not like taking medicine or breathing treatments and gentle encouragement to do so are talen as intrusive and controlling (which they probanly are due to my issues with authority).  But i now have her permission to take charge of her medications and breathing treatments.  (She tales a total of 16 pills per day plus inhalants and 4 nebulizer (breathing) treatments.

Diet will be a challenge with low sodium and low carbohydrates.  (For the first time today, i could taste the saltiness of bread.)  Wish us luck, pray for us, or keep your thumbs erect.

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abendstille
Dec. 10th, 2015 07:38 am (UTC)
sending loving thoughts and peace to your home
bobby1933
Dec. 10th, 2015 06:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Mia. :)
heliopausa
Dec. 10th, 2015 11:12 am (UTC)
My thoughts are with you both - for strength, patience and wisdom.
bobby1933
Dec. 10th, 2015 06:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you my friend. :)
reginaterrae
Dec. 10th, 2015 12:04 pm (UTC)

You are both in my prayers. I love you.

bobby1933
Dec. 10th, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Regina, for your prayers and your love.
amaebi
Dec. 10th, 2015 12:50 pm (UTC)
Thumbs held, prayers ongoing. May love make every moment you have together a crystalline eternity-- and may there be many, many moments.
bobby1933
Dec. 10th, 2015 06:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you, MAry Ann _/\_. Yes to the moment!
vaporw
Dec. 10th, 2015 01:36 pm (UTC)
What a relief to hear Dianne is turning things over to you as far as diet and medication. I'm certain she was scolded properly by the interest, which probably had something to do with that.

Sending good thoughts to your home.
bobby1933
Dec. 10th, 2015 06:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jackie?
Hope you had a very HAppy Birthday!
pondhopper
Dec. 10th, 2015 03:50 pm (UTC)
Life style changes are hard...all good thoughts for you and Dianne!
bobby1933
Dec. 10th, 2015 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Donna :)
cathy_edgett
Dec. 10th, 2015 04:45 pm (UTC)
Doing all three. May all be well!
bobby1933
Dec. 10th, 2015 06:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Cathy. All things will be well.
bork
Dec. 10th, 2015 08:13 pm (UTC)
"Wish us luck, pray for us, or keep your thumbs erect."

You've got all three, friend!
bobby1933
Dec. 10th, 2015 10:06 pm (UTC)
I thank you three times, Sara/
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bobby1933
Dec. 14th, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Marga. :)
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