Tuesday, July 26, 2011

the medical merry-go-round

The kidney doc wanted hubby to stop taking one of his bp meds as it is too hard on his kidneys.

the heart doc said - never stop taking that, not even for surgery

so he paid to go see the heart doc who agreed that he could stop it now that his surgeries are over.  But if his bp went up, he was to call her

his bp has been around 145/95 for about a month now.  He got ahold of the heart doc today.

She put him on a different bp med.  Said it may make his hands, feet, legs and arms swell up.  My make his heart race.  He is to call if there are any symptoms

I think he should have stayed on the first med as his kidney function is at 36% and it really did control his bp

Once again - idiot doctors.  No one talks to anyone else.  We have to be the messengers, telling one doc what the other said we are to do or not to do and sometimes....we forget!

In the meantime, my sis and I had a wonderful day.



Lilly said...

High blood pressure is also bad for the kidneys. I share your frustration that all these specialists do not collaborate with each other! Often, a good pharmacist can tell you more about what drugs will cause problems. When I have asked some of his doctors about interactions, etc. they often don't know.

Anonymous said...

Sigh.... which is more frustrating -- the lack of information? or the conflicting information?

or is it even "information"?

what is that saying? if its not broken don't fix it?

if he is feeling better, why do something that may make him feel worse?