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AUTUMN LEAVES ARE FALLING
((((((Hugs To All)))))) ~
I know that everyone is busy with Fall ~ the start of school, the impending holidays, the end of summer. And each of you have so much happening in your lives right now. But I will continue to open an Update thread every month, so that you have a ready-made place to post, should you have a moment of free time.
We ended September with two surprising discoveries:
1. Our pharmacy of 40 years is closing; we need to find a new pharmacy for Jon's seizure meds. No warning. Jim picked up Jon's meds last week and was told they are closing on Oct. 1 (today).
2. Jon's nursing service is reorganizing again ~ Jon's current nurse, who has been with us for about 7 months told us that she is being reassigned, but assured us that she won't leave Jon. Meanwhile, Jon's former nurse of 8 years is being reassigned to our area.
This is good news knowing that both nurses will be available to care for Jon.
Jon's primary problem these days is lymphedema. His left foot blistered from the excess fluid in his leg. Fiercely red and raw, seeping. We have treated it with Witch Hazel, and it is improving. Of course, this is an ongoing, never-ending process, because there is no cure for lymphedema. The goal is fluid management.
Jon's current nurse visited yesterday to change Jon's catheter, and Jon's urine output has been incredible these past few days. His SATS were 99!!! We were all stunned and thrilled! With the fluid off of his lungs and heart, he was breathing perfectly.
Not so today, the first of October. SATS are 94 again, which is quite acceptable. Urine output has slowed way down.
Imagine an hourglass, which you must keep turning so that the sand is equal on the top and the bottom all of the time. That's lymphedema.
Jim and I are contending with "Things that Happen to Senior Citizens." But, we're managing and functioning.
I know that it's Fall, but if you want to get away and pretend that there are no seasons, only ocean breezes, then join me here ~
Your chaises and smoothies are waiting ~
Love & Light,