Comments: Maybe This Was Needed

God bless all of you...

Posted by Mrs. Who at June 22, 2010 11:26 PM

I think you need a nice quiet night out with your husband. :)

Posted by PeggyU at June 23, 2010 12:34 AM

*hugs*

Posted by vwbug at June 23, 2010 05:54 AM

Thanks for sharing this; it can't have been easy.

Hope you have a great vacation...!

Hugs to all...

Posted by Pam at June 23, 2010 08:02 AM

Encouraging. Hang in there - here's hoping you and yours get a little down time this weekend. And hoping there is space for him in the Catholic assisted care center and two thumbs up for the Jewish rehab center. And thank God your boys get a little more time with him.

Posted by patti at June 23, 2010 08:56 AM

Sending good thoughts to all of you. We've been dealing with a similar situation with my Dad, and I know exactly how difficult it is.

Hang in there. I envy you for your support system.

Posted by Ted at June 23, 2010 10:16 AM

A lesson anyone with a chronic condition must deal with and be vigilant about.

Meds will work for only so long, then it's on to the another med. Once you start on multiple meds to control your problem you have to vigilant about interactions, when specifically to take them, etc etc etc

It really is a balancing act. You need to find out which meds he is on, study up on them and interactions and what will be the next step. Sometimes taking that next step early is more beneficial then taking the next step when the drugs you are on don't work anymore. Or maybe one drug may work better with the other drugs your on.

Having a great doctor is the key to the whole drug regimine.

Hugs

Posted by Quality Weenie at June 23, 2010 10:27 AM

I am so happy you've found a doc who cares! Who really wants to go the extra mile and make things work as well as they can - that is one priceless doctor indeed (sending many blessings his way - these wonderful people are too few and far between).

Also sending good thoughts and prayers that you can him into a much better place.

Posted by Teresa at June 23, 2010 11:32 AM

Good Juju your way!!! I've been in your shoes before.

Posted by Yabu at June 23, 2010 01:00 PM

Prayers sent.

Posted by JIhadGene at June 24, 2010 10:24 AM

QW is right, especially if more than one doctor is ordering prescriptions for a patient. They don't always cross-check each other and the drugs will end up hurting, not helping. Case in point: My Dad was supposedly near death a few months ago, taking more than a dozen drugs. The MDs finally knocked it back to 3 drugs and he's fine now.

Posted by George P at June 24, 2010 11:38 AM

I came across your blog by way of ParkwayReststop... I've been in similar circumstances as you are and all I can say is... hang in there. Good doctors are hard to find and worth their weight in gold. We are blessed when we find them.

Posted by mike at June 24, 2010 09:20 PM

First:

*hug*

Second:

"There is no cure... just balancing" is probably one of the most universally applicable sentences I've ever read.

Posted by Harvey at June 26, 2010 12:44 AM