Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Brother update

My brother has had a "fun" few days. First, a mistake in his medication meant that he wasn't getting enough and set his progress back. Then, his IV came out and he wasn't getting enough insulin, which was sending his blood sugar sky high. He had a test today that showed a 30% reduction in the fluid around his heart, so we now know he won't need the aspiration. Phew. He is stronger now and can walk down the hall and sit up a lot longer than before. So overall he is doing better. He definitely won't be out until next week at the earliest though. He's being sent for more tests for other things, so they may move him out of the coronary care unit and into another unit after his heart issue is substantially cleared up. I don't care how long he's in there, as long as he can get his health back under control.

There are issues other than health going on which I can't discuss here, but I am really worried about him. I hope when he gets better he will start taking better care of himself, on all levels.

5 comments:

Cyn said...

So glad to hear he's doing better. I'll continue praying and thinking of him. Tough time for the guy for sure.

Lisa said...

We rarely take care of ourselves as good as we should. I hope his road to recovery doesn't have any more bumps.

Colin said...

Glad to hear he is making progress, Liz.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts are with you and your family, Liz. Here's hoping for quick and smooth mending!

Jaybird

mare said...

woot! this is good news. :) better than the other news, anyway.