Beware the Ides of March

They say “Beware the Ides of March”, and that certainly holds true this year.

Duff slept great all night on high flow oxygen (VapoTherm) by nasal cannula (the tube that runs to the nose).  And then nature called.

Any movement recently, even just rolling over to pee, has been causing Duff to feel short of breath, which has been making his sats drop and stay down for longer periods of time.  The past few days, they’ve been dropping lower and taking longer to recover, but luckily, with a combination of meds, oxygen, and visualization, he’s been able to pull himself out of these episodes.

Today, on the suggestion of his regular Palliative Care doctor, he was started on a Dilaudid PCA pump.  This will hopefully be a big help during the anxiety/panic attacks because he won’t have to wait for the nurse to bring the meds.

More (hopefully) tomorrow…

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2 Responses

  1. Thank you for the update Jen! The Donnas are gearing up for a visit on Sunday! Is any time of day better than another?

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  2. Afternoon or early evening is probably best. If he has a bad time of day it’s usually morning. Check in with me that morning just to be sure. : )

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