Sudden Caregiver Journey – BionicOldGuy


Over the last 12 years or so My glorious spouse Karen has had instance to be my caregiver whilst I used to be bouncing again from a couple of surgical procedures and diseases, together with hip replacements, middle valve substitute, rotator cuff surgical treatment, and an internal ear downside. From final Wednesday on I impulsively had the chance to pay her again.

She has been having some orthopedic problems, it sounds as if she has radiculopathy which irritates nerves the place they’re exiting the backbone, each within the lumbar and cervical areas. This used to be inflicting her ache in her proper arm and leg. She were given referred to PT for this, which helped so much. However her GP additionally prescribed a moderately robust anti inflammatory. As some other piece of background, she is on a top dose (80 mg) of atorvastatin (generic for Lipitor), and has been for approximately two decades as a result of her ldl cholesterol had long past somewhat top. Her GP again then suspected she had familial hypercholesterolemia, That dose has been controlling her ldl cholesterol neatly so she’s been on it ever since.

So now directly to the journey. Her GP ordered some regimen follow-up blood paintings and detected one thing humorous in her liver readings. So she despatched her for a selected hepatic panel. Day after today we have been doing a little errands and were given a decision from her GP: “We would like you to take Karen to the emergency room immediately, her liver readings are manner off”. So we scurried off to the ER on the closest health center, St. Louise in Gilroy. The ER physician admitted her, and he or she ended up staying 3 nights. They took her off the statin and all anti-inflammatories and ache meds, and pounded a number of IV fluids via her till her numbers got here again to commonplace, and we got here house the day before today.

It’s nice to have her again house however now we have some necessary follow-up paintings to do. I’ll make an appointment along with her GP ASAP, We wish to understand how to move ahead with controlling her ldl cholesterol with out harmful her liver, and what to do to get her urge for food again to commonplace so she will get her energy again.


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