"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, July 6, 2009

Lab Visit

Connie just got home from getting his blood drawn. Today they were checking his INR level as well as getting a Digoxin level. Dr. Bromberg mentioned last time that he thought his dig level would be low since they cut his dose in half, but they had to because of the chance of toxicity now that the amiodarone has been started so they will see where his level is now and then adjust his dose if necessary to get him in the therapeutic range. Hopefully these will be our last labs. If everything is in the right range, then we'll just stay on the current doses and possibly come off the coumadin in early August. If the numbers are too high or low, they'll have to adjust the dose and then recheck it again probably in about a week.

He tried to be a brave boy but he now recognizes the place and started to cry and ask for home as soon as we walked in. It was so sad! He got rewarded with a quick visit to Grandma and Grandpa's for a swing and some cookies--they live right around the corner from the lab. If anything changes after I talk to the Dr.'s office tomorrow I'll post another update.

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