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Re: Prayer Thread
« Reply #375 on: June 01, 2019, 12:22:19 AM »
I’ll add them to my prayers

Seeing my rabbi tomorrow to try to make sense of the nightmares and dreams I’ve been having.


Dehydration is bad. I went to the doctor today and she said I was borderline for it because I’m not eating or drinking at the moment
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« Reply #376 on: June 01, 2019, 01:00:29 AM »
I’ll add them to my prayers

Seeing my rabbi tomorrow to try to make sense of the nightmares and dreams I’ve been having.


Dehydration is bad. I went to the doctor today and she said I was borderline for it because I’m not eating or drinking at the moment

@Freya, I have to fuss at you.  Don't worry too much about food, but stay hydrated so that your body can flush all the toxins out. 
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Re: Prayer Thread
« Reply #377 on: June 01, 2019, 10:09:42 AM »
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Re: Prayer Thread
« Reply #378 on: June 01, 2019, 10:39:32 AM »
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@Freya

I take a diuretic pill to lower blood pressure.  I also have dry mouth due to some meds I have to take.  I always have a small bottle of water with me as my mouth will dry so much my tongue will stick to the roof of my mouth and I can't talk.  I found having a piece of gum in my mouth causes it not to dry out - when I leave the house I just keep the gum in my mouth and don't chew it, and also have the small bottle of water.

This problem is written about in my book, Emergencies Happen!  Be Prepared Now!  I have a section for seniors in the book, telling them how to "not fall".  Falls top the list of ways seniors get hurt. 

A story:  my husband was in intensive care in a hospital.  I worked at a jr. college in charge of handicap students.  While sitting in the waiting room of intensive care, a man walked in who worked at our college.  His mother lived by herself in a high rise senior facility.  Unknown by anyone, she had turned the heat off and was going to bed.  She fell and could not get up.  She was on the floor for a number of days and when the son, my friend at the college, found her she had developed pneumonia lying on the floor. 

She had just been put in intensive care when my friend walked into the waiting room where I was.  While he was with me, they came and got him - his mother had died.  I hoped by writing how seniors could prevent falls, that would prevent falls by those who read that.
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Re: Prayer Thread
« Reply #379 on: June 01, 2019, 10:45:49 AM »
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@Freya

I take a diuretic pill to lower blood pressure.  I also have dry mouth due to some meds I have to take.  I always have a small bottle of water with me as my mouth will dry so much my tongue will stick to the roof of my mouth and I can't talk.  I found having a piece of gum in my mouth causes it not to dry out - when I leave the house I just keep the gum in my mouth and don't chew it, and also have the small bottle of water.

 

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I use sugar-free cough drops.

IMNSHO,fluid pills are the most over-prescribed meds in the nation. There is a limit to how many of the SOB's you can take before they become counter-productive,and you have to drink more fluids to keep from blacking out.

They may be ok for short periods of time while some prevailing medical issue is being worked out,but prescribing them for anyone as a permanent solution to retaining fluid should be criminal. TREAT AND FIX THE DAMN PROBLEM and they will become unnecessary.
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Re: Prayer Thread
« Reply #380 on: June 01, 2019, 11:12:56 AM »
My stubborn aunt -- the one I mentioned previously --  was complaining of shortness of breath.  I advised her to go to the emergency room. She refused.  Then I suggested she call her cardiologist.  She didn't.  Finally she had a home visit from a physician's assistant whose solution to the problem was to increase my aunt's Lasix dosage.  My aunt now takes 3 Lasix in the morning and 2 at night.  5 pills in a day.  I'm assuming the PA had this increased dosage authorized by a doctor, but I can't be sure the authorizing physician was my aunt's cardiologist.  5 Lasix pills a day seems a bit much.   And where is a diagnosis -- a root cause for the shortness of breath?  Seems to me my aunt should have been examined by her cardiologist before giving my aunt so much medication. 

By the way, I wasn't there when the PA came to visit; I'm getting this information from another of my aunt's nieces who spoke with the PA by phone after the visit.  Now if I had ben there, I would have questioned this increase in dosage.  My aunt comes from a generation where one didn't question the doctor or other health provider; so of course, she didn't ask.  I just can't abide health care providers pushing pills, particular on us old folks, instead of looking for a cause of our afflictions and maybe suggesting alternative treatments.  Me?  I give the doctors the third degree and it might make them crazy, but I'll be dammed if I'm going to just take more pills because they say so. 

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Re: Prayer Thread
« Reply #381 on: June 01, 2019, 11:43:44 AM »
@Sanguine
@Freya

I take a diuretic pill to lower blood pressure.  I also have dry mouth due to some meds I have to take.  I always have a small bottle of water with me as my mouth will dry so much my tongue will stick to the roof of my mouth and I can't talk.  I found having a piece of gum in my mouth causes it not to dry out - when I leave the house I just keep the gum in my mouth and don't chew it, and also have the small bottle of water.

This problem is written about in my book, Emergencies Happen!  Be Prepared Now!  I have a section for seniors in the book, telling them how to "not fall".  Falls top the list of ways seniors get hurt. 

A story:  my husband was in intensive care in a hospital.  I worked at a jr. college in charge of handicap students.  While sitting in the waiting room of intensive care, a man walked in who worked at our college.  His mother lived by herself in a high rise senior facility.  Unknown by anyone, she had turned the heat off and was going to bed.  She fell and could not get up.  She was on the floor for a number of days and when the son, my friend at the college, found her she had developed pneumonia lying on the floor. 

She had just been put in intensive care when my friend walked into the waiting room where I was.  While he was with me, they came and got him - his mother had died.  I hoped by writing how seniors could prevent falls, that would prevent falls by those who read that.
I guess the question is one of whether you are retaining fluid, or whether the doctor is trying to keep you partially dehydrated.

Mrs. Joe has times when she retains fluid, but the counterintuitive solution is to drink more (distilled) water and flush salts from her system that cause the retention. Urine color (deeper yellow) dictates whether she needs to flush her system, and drinking water, which necessarily increases renal productivity, also lowers her body's salinity and the swelling goes away (urine is much lighter color, too--less salt).
Staying hydrated is important to proper functioning, and i'm no doctor, just relating something that works for someone I know. YMMV
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Re: Prayer Thread
« Reply #382 on: June 01, 2019, 11:58:51 AM »
My stubborn aunt -- the one I mentioned previously --  was complaining of shortness of breath.  I advised her to go to the emergency room. She refused.  Then I suggested she call her cardiologist.  She didn't.  Finally she had a home visit from a physician's assistant whose solution to the problem was to increase my aunt's Lasix dosage.  My aunt now takes 3 Lasix in the morning and 2 at night.  5 pills in a day.  I'm assuming the PA had this increased dosage authorized by a doctor, but I can't be sure the authorizing physician was my aunt's cardiologist.  5 Lasix pills a day seems a bit much.   And where is a diagnosis -- a root cause for the shortness of breath?  Seems to me my aunt should have been examined by her cardiologist before giving my aunt so much medication. 

 

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This is VERY important. Is your aunt short of breath,coughing,and/or wheezing? If she is,get her to the ER so they can check her lungs out.

 Some people prescribe fluid pills because they think the patients lungs are full of water,and the truth is in some cases the patients lungs are just so full of slime they don't have enough oxygen to even cough it up. Put her on something like Corichdin HBT capsules to thin out the musus so she can cough it up. If she has any sort of heart problems,make sure you get the one with HBT and the photo of a heart on the box because it doesn't interfere with heart meds. IF that is what the problem is,she will be coughing up slime within a few hours.

And "Yes,5 Lasix pills a day IS too many pills.  She will be forced to drink a LOT of water to remain hydrated,so it is counter-productive.

BTW,I am not a doctor or even play one on TeeBee,but I do know a thing or two about being over-prescribed with fluid pills.
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Re: Prayer Thread
« Reply #383 on: June 01, 2019, 12:04:19 PM »
@Applewood

This is VERY important. Is your aunt short of breath,coughing,and/or wheezing? If she is,get her to the ER so they can check her lungs out.

 Some people prescribe fluid pills because they think the patients lungs are full of water,and the truth is in some cases the patients lungs are just so full of slime they don't have enough oxygen to even cough it up. Put her on something like Corichdin HBT capsules to thin out the musus so she can cough it up. If she has any sort of heart problems,make sure you get the one with HBT and the photo of a heart on the box because it doesn't interfere with heart meds. IF that is what the problem is,she will be coughing up slime within a few hours.

And "Yes,5 Lasix pills a day IS too many pills.  She will be forced to drink a LOT of water to remain hydrated,so it is counter-productive.

BTW,I am not a doctor or even play one on TeeBee,but I do know a thing or two about being over-prescribed with fluid pills.

Hang on there, @sneakypete.  When people get older their hearts don't pump as well, and because of that fluid can build up in the body.  It's very difficult and can create other problems to address the root problem - the heart not being as efficient - so one part of controlling the problem is to help the body eliminate fluids by administering diuretics.  Also, as fluid builds up it makes the heart have to pump even harder, making the problem worse.  Diuretics are not a perfect solution, nor do they cure the problem, but they sure make it possible to live with the symptoms of congestive heart failure. 

You are absolutely correct about the wheezing and difficulty breathing - get her to the ER.

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Re: Prayer Thread
« Reply #384 on: June 01, 2019, 01:22:10 PM »
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My aunt does have heart issues -- she has an implanted assistive device as do I, and many years ago, she had a valve replaced,  Back in 2014 we both had our respective devices replaced at the same time.  Maybe a year or so later, she told me her valve was not functioning properly.  So I asked if the valve was going to be replaced again.  Well, apparently, her cardiologist opted not to perform the surgery -- don't know why for sure but maybe because of my aunt's age -- so I guess the decision was made to keep my aunt going with medication. 

Thing about my aunt is that when she does go to the doctor, she goes alone.  She does not want any of her nieces or her nephew to go along.  She is very secretive about her health.  Sometimes she tells me things her doctor supposedly told her that didn't make sense.  I used to think that because my aunt is hard of hearing, she may have misunderstood the doctor, so once I offered to go with her to her next appointment to listen and ask questions.  She agreed, but the day of her appointment was a major snowfall and the appointment was postponed.  I wanted to go whatever date the appointment was rescheduled for, but she rescheduled the appointment without telling me and went by herself.    I gave up. 

So when it comes to my aunt's health, I'm guessing here.  I think her heart is giving out and medication is not entirely helping.  I agree --she should have gone to the ER at the first sign of respiratory distress, but she refused to go.  Failing that, she should see her cardiologist, but she won't do that either.  I do worry about her, but because she still has her mental faculties, none of the rest of her family can really intervene.  Whatever happens, happens.

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Re: Prayer Thread
« Reply #385 on: June 01, 2019, 02:15:08 PM »
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My aunt does have heart issues -- she has an implanted assistive device as do I, and many years ago, she had a valve replaced,  Back in 2014 we both had our respective devices replaced at the same time.  Maybe a year or so later, she told me her valve was not functioning properly.  So I asked if the valve was going to be replaced again.  Well, apparently, her cardiologist opted not to perform the surgery -- don't know why for sure but maybe because of my aunt's age -- so I guess the decision was made to keep my aunt going with medication. 

Thing about my aunt is that when she does go to the doctor, she goes alone.  She does not want any of her nieces or her nephew to go along.  She is very secretive about her health.  Sometimes she tells me things her doctor supposedly told her that didn't make sense.  I used to think that because my aunt is hard of hearing, she may have misunderstood the doctor, so once I offered to go with her to her next appointment to listen and ask questions.  She agreed, but the day of her appointment was a major snowfall and the appointment was postponed.  I wanted to go whatever date the appointment was rescheduled for, but she rescheduled the appointment without telling me and went by herself.    I gave up. 

So when it comes to my aunt's health, I'm guessing here.  I think her heart is giving out and medication is not entirely helping.  I agree --she should have gone to the ER at the first sign of respiratory distress, but she refused to go.  Failing that, she should see her cardiologist, but she won't do that either.  I do worry about her, but because she still has her mental faculties, none of the rest of her family can really intervene.  Whatever happens, happens.

Yes, sounds like that's what she has decided.  It makes it tough on those who love her though.
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Re: Prayer Thread
« Reply #386 on: June 01, 2019, 05:17:01 PM »
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   I do worry about her, but because she still has her mental faculties, none of the rest of her family can really intervene.  Whatever happens, happens.

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True dat. All you can do is what they allow you to do,and there is nothing you can do about it.
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Re: Prayer Thread
« Reply #387 on: June 12, 2019, 05:34:19 AM »
Please add two friends of mine.
Ken H. is having surgery either today or tomorrow for a polyp on his bladder. He is around 85 years old and a Navy veteran.
Tim K. He has been having back issues for several years now. He went for an MRI yesterday and sees a  Neurosurgeon on Friday to determine when he goes in for surgery.
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« Reply #388 on: June 12, 2019, 07:10:47 AM »
Prayers for your friends, verga.

I'd like to request prayers for Mr. M's cousin Joanne, who will have surgery for bile duct/liver cancer in the next few days.
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« Reply #389 on: June 12, 2019, 10:00:29 AM »
Prayers sent.
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Re: Prayer Thread
« Reply #390 on: June 12, 2019, 10:55:35 AM »
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« Reply #391 on: June 12, 2019, 07:13:28 PM »
Prayers for your friends, verga.

I'd like to request prayers for Mr. M's cousin Joanne, who will have surgery for bile duct/liver cancer in the next few days.
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« Reply #392 on: June 13, 2019, 03:52:52 AM »
Prayers up for all who need 'em (and that's likely most all of us, one way or another).
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« Reply #393 on: June 14, 2019, 07:02:47 AM »
Prayers up for all who need 'em (and that's likely most all of us, one way or another).

Amen!!!!
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« Reply #394 on: July 03, 2019, 06:31:04 AM »
Please pray for my wife today. She has her final exam for this semester of nursing. She has been studying very hard and it is supposed to be a difficult exam.
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« Reply #395 on: July 03, 2019, 06:51:29 AM »
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« Reply #396 on: July 03, 2019, 08:16:59 AM »
My brother died suddenly after an accidental fall in his home.  Please say a prayer for his wife, children and grandchildren.   Just a few days before his birthday.
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« Reply #397 on: July 03, 2019, 09:18:54 AM »
My brother died suddenly after an accidental fall in his home.  Please say a prayer for his wife, children and grandchildren.   Just a few days before his birthday.
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So sorry to read this tragic news!  Prayers for all who knew and loved him!

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« Reply #398 on: July 03, 2019, 09:26:50 AM »
My brother died suddenly after an accidental fall in his home.  Please say a prayer for his wife, children and grandchildren.   Just a few days before his birthday.
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Sorry to hear that, and for your sudden loss. Prayers up for everyone he has touched.
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« Reply #399 on: July 03, 2019, 09:34:41 AM »
My brother was a proud Marine.   And a Mets fan to the end.

Thanks everyone for your thoughtfulness.


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