Monday, September 12, 2016

The next phase?

A few days ago he started to cough.  A dry cough.  Said he felt like his chest was filling up with fluid. I told him to see his doc - he can't get in until Thursday.

Today, he is struggling to breathe.  He talks in short sentences and you can tell he can't get air in to speak.

He refuses to go to ER

He refuses to call his doc.

I have done everything I can to make him comfortable.

What if his doc tell him he needs to go on dialysis - he still says he won't do that.
What if they want to admit him to the hospital - he says he won't go.
I think diuretics will help short term, but nothing much long term from what I can find.

I know my "worry factor" has increased in the past 72 hours.  Wondering if we are now full blown stage 5 ESRD.....or if this will pass.

Today, I am feeling old beyond my age.  Can't begin to fathom how he is feeling.