Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Yesterday evening Dad was released from the hospital and is back home. The hospital doctor spoke with the Hospice doctor and it was decided that Hospice could administer everything at home that Dad was receiving in the hospital. His IV fluids have been increased and Hospice can give Dad the shot that slows down his output. Dad's output did slow considerably in the hospital even before he received that shot. So, we are determining that dehydration also causes extra output and by increasing his IVs at home we can hopefully slow down these high output episodes that have been requiring hospitalization to get under control. Hospice will also use the shots as needed to try to keep the input/output balanced. Please continue to pray as we are making decisions regarding Dad's treatment.