I used to think that those words meant that somebody had just died and this is how they died... they died of “Congestive Heart Failure” …. but learned today that those words actually mean… just another disease that can be treated… and… since it is this disease that Philip has…. I am pleased to also discover it is very treatable.... which my primary doctor and heart doctor have discussed together and they came up with a plan… I shall call it Plan A… knowing full well how plans change and by morning we may have moved along to Plan B… 🙂
Part of Plan A was the removal of all the water that had built up in my system over the past 7 days… that has been accomplished… and medication for blood pressure has been changed and also a new medication added to help keep all this under control… it is a monitored balancing act … that Ellen has completely understood.. (she is amazing) she has learned all the details of how the heart works…so…anyone interested in details will have to talk to her… 🙂
My job is to make sure I take all the correct meds and not ever use a salt shaker again… I think I can handle that !!! 🙂
The last part of Plan A is that Philip will be released tomorrow... unless something strange appears in the morning blood-work... which is not expected.
Looking forward to writing tomorrow night from our Morrisville house!