|Four weeks post-op.|
We discussed Chris' blood pressure, and the doctor had Chris start cutting his Lopressor pills in half. He recommended that Chris taper off his use of the Klonopin (for purposes of the kidney transplant) and that he try Benadryl for help sleeping.
We had another wait and then met with a Cardiologist and his assistant. They had differing opinions on the timing of Chris getting an echocardiogram to get a baseline on the function of Chris' new valve. The Cardiologist wanted us to stay so Chris could have it right then, but we were exhausted and had to get back on the road. By then, we were at least 2 hours later than we expected. They said we could follow up with Dr. Undesser back in Boise.
The drive home was nasty. Wind like crazy, coming from the opposite direction than usual. Not a ton of rain, but enough to be a pain.
We got Chris ready for bed and to be connected to his machine. Chris noticed some blood or discharge on his exit site for the dialysis catheter. We meet with Jen tomorrow and we'll show her. We'll also see what she has to say about the fiber thing.