Just wanted to let everyone know that Dad is again in the hospital. He went in late Monday night. He was sitting on the bed-side commode when he slumped over and wasn't responsive and his blood pressure was 70ish/40ish (I can't remember the exact numbers). Nancy called 911 and then me. Anna and I got there as the EMT's were getting ready to take him to the hospital and he was awake and responsive. They got him to the ER and we stayed with him all night.
They did testing and found out that he has CHF (congestive heart failure) again. This time it was caught very early. The cardiologist said that he was probably straining on the pot and that can sometimes drop the blood pressure. He said as soon as the EMT's laid him on the floor, the pressure went back up enough to arouse him . He was scheduled to come home yesterday, but the GP (Dr. D) gave him some IV fluids and it made the CHF worse. There is a fine balance with him and his fluids. Too much gives him CHF, too little makes him dehydrated and stresses the kidneys. So they had to give him more of the lasix. According to Sara, he was good this am.
Liz had her baby on Friday, Aug 25 th. A girl. That is all we know for now. Both are doing well.
Hope everyone didn't get any damage from Ernesto. Can't believe all the storms that FL gets. Are y'all ready to move to TX, we don't get that many, we ship them east!!
Well, that is about it for now. Will keep you posted.
Oh, and our Dombroski Matriarch, Rita is having a birthday tomorrow. We want to wish her the best in the upcoming year!! Love and hugs from us here in TX!!
Hope all is good with all of you.
Love, Mary, Anna, and The Birds.
Dad's Dr. just called and said that he has lower lobe pneumonia in both lungs (he aspirated food again yesterday, we think). She is calling in the lung specialist and doesn't feel that he will be home anytime soon (at least not before the Labor Day Holiday).
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