My computer has been acting up the past couple of days and I wasn’t able to commemorate Rudy’s 17-month bday so here’s a quick, belated post! Rudy got a special treat on Monday with a visit from Earl the blogging monkey. Earl belongs to a friend from church and is a fellow wordpress blogger…he came and brought some love and smiles to Rudy and helped us celebrate 17 months!!! Well done Rudy!!! You’re doing great….
As of yesterday, Rudy is on his 2 new pulmonary hypertension drugs…Tracleer and Viagra. The Tracleer comes with ALOT of paperwork and instructions for monthly blood tests to keep tabs on his liver function as well as monthly consults with the specialty pharmacist…all very much routine but a little intimidating. The Viagra (Revatio) is dispensed every 8 hours so we’re back to a staggered med schedule which discourages me for some reason this morning. I’m sure it will all become second nature like everything else in Rudy’s care but today it’s new and different and I don’t have the energy for “new and different”…I just pray the meds work without any adverse side effects and help Rudy in his slow journey from point B to point C. It’s funny how there are days when nothing is particularly “wrong” but still it takes all you can muster to remember “right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot”…crazy stuff! Okay, I’m off to officially update our med schedule!