Dr. Devinney told Rick that if he is sitting down on the couch/recliner and not moving about much - he can take the sling and pillow completely off. But he still has to wear it if he gets up. For 3 more weeks.
Rick will start physical therapy around November 28. The strength training won't start for another 6 weeks after that.
Next appointment with Dr. Devinney is December 26.
Next we called Dr. Arneke's office. He wanted to follow up with Rick after the hospital time.
We went in Thursday morning at 11.
Rick weighed 14 pounds less than he did on Monday. Praise God!!!
Dr. Arneke ordered an IV of Lasix at Day Surgery in Sulphur Springs. So, off to the lab first for blood drawn. And then check in at Day Surgery.
We didn't mind Day Surgery. Becky and Patricia are the nurses there - and they are AWESOME!!! :-) We enjoyed the visit with them while Rick got the IV. Only took about 40 minutes, and he was ready to go.
By Friday morning, he had lost another 4 pounds!!!
Dr. Arneke ordered another IV of Lasix, again at the Day Surgery. Another 40 minutes or so. And we were ready to leave again.
Now? He is taking Lasix by mouth - at least for a while. Trying to get the rest of this fluid off of him. His feet sure look better. I can see his knees now! :-) And the "other" swelling is a lot less, too.
Yep, it has been a WEEK!!! Goodness!!!