Nov 15, 2012 - 8:51 pm
I haven't posted in a while, so I thought that I'd give a quick update on Rick's condition. He's been having a hard time lately, so any prayers for his comfort would be appreciated. He has fought the good fight, but I'm sorry to say that the beast seems to be taking its toll on his poor tired body. His pain has lessened since they gave him the Dilaudid drip, but it comes back quickly if he doesn't keep up with the bolus. He is sleeping more and his breathing is now short and labored. He is also experiencing quite a bit of discomfort from the fluid retention in his torso and upper thighs - Lasix isn't working that well. He's pretty much confined to a hospital bed in the living room now, so he sits up most of the day with his legs elevated. On top of all of this, his Dad passed away last week, therefore he has the added burden of grief. It's been a tough month. If anyone has any suggestions on how to get the swelling down, I'm all ears.
Love to all my friends, and keep up the fight.