Rick was at the Dialysis Center this past Wednesday. Met with Dr. Greenwell.
Blood pressure is lower, but not pleasingly low enough. So, he is now taking Coreg andCozaar.
Blood sugar is lower, but neither is it pleasingly low enough. So, Rick is starting with insulin.
(My point of frustration with this? We go to Wal-mart pharmacy and get the insulin filled. Now keep in mind that Rick has ALL his prescriptions filled at Wal-mart. So it is not rocket science to know that he has NEVER taken insulin before. Dr. Greenwell ordered the insulin pen - Lantus. Fine. Easier to use. Fine. Considering that we have NEVER used insulin, we know NOTHING about it - except what the doctor/nurse has explained to us. Ok? We get home, and I am getting everything laid out so that I can prepare myself and Rick for taking this ... the pen doesn't look right. Finally figured it out - NO NEEDLE. I call Wal-mart, and we are told that we have to buy the needles separate, with a prescription. Saturday afternoon ... so now, we wait until Monday morning so that I can call the doctor!!! ARGHHHHHHHH!!! One would think that the pharmacist would catch this!!! But, not so ... where oh where is true CUSTOMER CARE SERVICE??? SIGH.)
Rick's other blood numbers are all getting better. Closer to being in range. Thank you Lord!!!
His catheter site is looking good - no infection.
His dialysis solution is still clear - indicating no infections.
Thank YOU LORD!!!