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another day of observation might be good, to watch the stats.
Too late! We're home. :celebrate

Told DH that he's not allowed to get sick again....like not ever!

Turns out this seems to have been caused by a medication imbalance from new meds started after his last hospitalization. Don't really feel great about that. What the heck does person have to do to get decent care? And, what happened to the good ol' doc who took care of your whole body? Now there's a team and/or a specialist for each body part. Do they ever get on the same page? My guess is rarely - if ever.

Got home and looked out the window and all the goats are exactly where they don't belong. They're scattered out all over the pasture. WTH? Maybe I left a gate open somewhere? Don't really think so because i didn't go out to the pasture so didn't open a gate. I need to go feed and do some investigation and then find something healthy to feed the man.
 

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How is your hubs this morning? Thinking of you!
Doing pretty well this morning! Thanks for asking.

Two appointments this week and hope to get some clarification on all the conflicting information at the hospital. Why can't these folks just get on the same page? :hu
 

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that's twice now in recent times that new meds have screwed him over.

hope things improved for you both the past few days. :) :hugs
 

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Thanks ya'll. This week and next will be a new procession of post-hospitalization doctor visits. I'm totally bummed about how the new drugs are responsible for so many of his issues. Too many docs. Too many cooks in the kitchen and none of them agree...
 

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Doc appt yesterday was a breeze. It was his sleep doc and all we had to do was go over the stats about his CPAP usage and we were on our way. Insurance wants to be sure you are compliant using the equipment before they continue to pay for the supplies. Readout says DH has been a good boy. Appt was no more than 15 minutes. Tomorrow we see a new endocrinology group. They are gonna get a lot of questions from me.

Got my two plum trees planted yesterday and hope I can get a few seeds in the ground this afternoon. I've got some empty raised beds that need to be used. Maybe some of those beautiful Purple Dove beans and a zucchini plant or two. That might be all the garden I get right now - but at least it'll be something!
 

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Follow up appt with PCP today. Lab work done. A few concerns, but they will be addressed. Cardiologist follow-up on Thursday.

Finally a few more seeds made their way into dirt. Slowly but surely. I've got the blackberry plants mulched like I wanted for now. I need to repot the itty-bitty kumquats next.

I'm ready to reduce goat numbers around here, but babies are still a bit young. Not too long though. I'd love the feed bill and my workload to go down some.

Still haven't gotten my tax stuff to the CPA...
 

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Ran errands this morning. Have I ever mentioned how much I loathe running errands? Went and bought a bunch of healthy groceries. When I got home DH had the results of some of his bloodwork from yesterday. When he was in the ER and admitted over Easter weekend his potassium was HIGH. It was back to normal when we left the hospital.

Bloodwork yesterday shows his potassium levels are elevated again. ARGH! Not at an extremely dangerous level, but elevated, nonetheless. Started low potassium dietary measures today. Sure wish I had known BEFORE I went shopping! I've never even thought about potassium in foods before. A whole bunch of healthy stuff is full of potassium. ARGH! Brand new learning curve. He feels good so no excessive stressing right now. We will get this mess all straightened out.

Waiting for some of my seeds to pop through. Hope I can find time to plant more. So far, one raised bed of Purple Dove beans. Two hills of golden zucchini and another of Lubnani squash. That's it - that's the total of my garden as of right now. Oh.... I found some volunteer tomatoes! Not that they will survive the stink bugs, but it was exciting to see Mother Nature trying to do her thing.

Got some pictures so that I can post some bucklings. Just don't know when I'll have time tos how them. Weekend maybe...

FINALLY got my stuff to the CPA today. Dont expect great things, lol.
 

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What is his value and what is a normal value?

I had to look up where K is found.

"What fresh vegetables are high in potassium?
tree fruits — such as avocados, apples, oranges and bananas. leafy greens — such as spinach, kale and silverbeet. vine fruits — such as tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant and pumpkin. root vegetables — such as carrots, potatoes and sweet potatoes."
"If you need to boost the amount in your diet, you can choose healthy foods including: Bananas, oranges, cantaloupes, honeydew, apricots, grapefruit (some dried fruits, such as prunes, raisins, and dates, are also high in potassium) Cooked spinach. Cooked broccoli."

Dang it all! Delicious fresh foods are not great for him! Wonder why his body stores potassium? or can't excrete it properly?
 
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