The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143863   Message #3335504
Posted By: Bat Goddess
08-Apr-12 - 06:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
The warm milk with honey and a bit of butter is a Lebanese drink called udvash. It really works. Good for sleeping (puts me right out) and good for the throat as well.

It's so frustrating that this stuff happens on a weekend. Even the rehab facility's doctor is more or less unavailable. I think I really need the input of his PCP who, at least, KNOWS Tom. He has an appointment with his surgeon on Tuesday, who is really only familiar with his fibula -- not his replacement heart parts, vascular problems, vision problems, etcet etcet. I can call his PCP from work tomorrow -- maybe fax over the list I got from one of his nurses at Clipper Harbor. I think it's just so obvious that his downhill slide is adverse interaction of meds -- right now too many of them are not those prescribed by his PCP or cardiologist. (Hmmm...maybe I ought to contact his cardiologist, too...) I won't be able to run the list past our pharmacist until maybe Tuesday -- except for what Tom regularly takes, none of those prescribed by doctors at Wentworth-Douglass or Clipper Harbor go through our regular pharmacist.

Tom sounded good when I talked to him an hour ago or so. At least he's very cognisant of how this is affecting him. And he, too, feels impotent to get it straightened out. He truly wants to continue making physical headway so he can come home. He really doesn't need this setback.