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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

POTP ALERT_ Grandpa Bob UPDATE!

WHN just heard from Miss Kim, the mom of Miss Lily Belle and Muffin! Here is the email:

 
Got to meet and talk to the hospital neurologist yesterday morning (different neurologist than we met on Friday morning). He watched many of the video's that I have taken over the past 2 months of Dad. He said I'm the first to have done this! He knew exactly what was wrong with Dad as soon as he watched the first video. He said it is Complex Partial Seizures. If you look it up on the internet, Dad is doing everything it says in the description. He ran the brain scan to confirm. Dad is now on Dilantin. Dosage may need to be tweeked. Said it most likely was caused by all the football playing years in his youth then falling recently and banging his head when he does.
 
The congestive heart failure has been getting better because they have been draining the fluid out of his body via lasics.
 
Still giving Iron to tackle the anemia (and who knows why he has that!)
 
Then this evening I was informed that another Cardio Consult will be done tomorrow. They did an echo test 2 days ago and appears they found ANOTHER problem.
 
I'm going back up to hospital by 7:30am tomorrow to meet with his Dr. again. It's getting to be a daily meet-up with him. I spend 90% of the day with Dad. Today we went and looked at a Rehab facility as they most likely will be sending him to one for a week or two to gain some strength back in his ol'e bones.
 
Off to bed (hopefully.) One of these days I'm just gonna fall over dead.....

9 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Oh no but thank God for having the idea of doing the videos. We pray they find the right treatments as it is tough on them all round. We keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Please let them know we are thinking of them often.
Best wishes Molly

Lovable Lily said...

Thank you for posting this for me. Talked to cardio this morning & dad has bad aortic heart valve. Obviously he is not a surgical candidate. Like these new seizures, it is something we will deal with one day at a time. Grandpa Bob is in good spirits & appreciates hearing all the good wishes from our blogging furends. We ♥ you all!

Hugs,
Kim

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are so sorry that all of this has happened to Grandpa Bob all at once.

We have the entire Family in our HEARTS.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

Ruby said...

Oh, this is good news that the doctor knew what it was! Yea Kim for thinking of the video!
I have my paws crossed and will be sendin' healing vibes and AireZens!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

dat waz a furry smart thin fur your mommeh to do to take de videoz ^.,^ we sendin lottzo purrz & well wishez fur de family an Grandpa Bob!

^.,^ x5 ♥♥♥xo♥♥

stellaroselong said...

Thank you for posting this cos wesa been a wondering how Kim and her family is doing. Sometimes life is so hard. Sending her our hugs and prayers.
stella rose and momma

Nola said...

POTP headed their way!
Nola

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am sending all my prayers and good wishes tooo,,, and taking one day at a time is a good thing to do.
love
tweedles