Friday, April 22, 2011

Aorta ultrasound today

Ron's blood pressure has been up. Waaayyy up. The kidney doctor adjusted his medications (increased his diuretic and increased one of his blood pressure pills). We have to watch his drugs pretty carefully because some things can really mess with his potassium levels (that is bad) so it's a special kind of dance we do with things. We've been taking his blood pressure all week and it's still up. He saw our PCP on Tuesday (or Wednesday; my how time flies!) and she scheduled an ultrasound of his aorta to see if there's a problem.

I took him in for that this morning. Bummer is that we have to wait until Monday (at the earliest) or Tuesday - or possibly even Wednesday - for the results to get back to the PCP. What if he has a real problem with his aorta? There are many risk factors involved, and he has several of them... he's over 55, he's male, and he's diabetic. Ding, ding, ding...

But, here again, we have to place our trust and faith in God. He is our provider, our healer, and our source of strength and comfort. I can do no more than to turn to Him for guidance and peace over the situation.

7 comments:

Bouncin' Barb said...

Did they check for a UTI? My dad had one that made his bp go so far out of whack we had to take him to the ER. As soon as he started anti-biotics it stabilized.

Thisisme. said...

I hope it all works out okay for Ron, and that they manage to sort something out so that he will soon be back on an even keel again. "In quietness and trust is your strength". Sending you blessings for this Easter weekend.

Jax said...

I really hope all goes well for Ron and nothing happens. You will be in my prayers :D

colenic said...

My hubby's bp went through the roof...ended up that his sodium levels (not the kind effected by food the other ones) were way low because of the diaretic he was on....they changed it immediately....sounds like your doctors know what's up but wanted to throw that out there..hugs.

Jo-Anne Mother and Nanna said...

Sending best wishes to Ron I hope he is doing ok. It sucks when you have to wait for days to get the results.

Pat said...

I would hope and pray that if they find something suspicious or dangerous, they would contact your PCP RIGHT AWAY! I will pray for the both of you.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Prayers and hugs for you.