Do as Greger
are directing you to do, Jeff. Please.
Hey, my Pulse-Ox is at 90 or 91 right now.
I will probably be going in tomorrow.
I cannot just take off and go without making arrangements.
Karen now pretty much needs someone around all day.
Remember we have a heart patient here, Daryl.
We have an oximeter
So if I leave, I need to have someone there for her.
Who is going to take care of your family if you pull a Reader Rant Administrator.
This is starting to sound a lot like the list of former (and now deceased) drummers for Spinal Tap.
It's 94 this morning and tipping into 95.
But yes I AM indeed going to the doctor.
And yes, I probably do have pneumonia.
And just because I am feeling a little bit better this morning doesn't mean I will skip seeing the doc.
By the way, Daryl's LIFETIME BASELINE pulse-ox has always been between (are you all sitting down?) 76 and 84 tops.
Every time he has had his vitals taken by a new nurse, or sees a new doctor, he draws a crowd, because they are amazed he is up and around and "somewhat" active.
So yes, I am well aware of the importance of going below 90...for normal folks who aren't born with half a working ticker.
Cardiac issues have been a part of our life ever since Daryl was born.
And here's a doozy...Daryl does have incredible physical strength, he just lacks stamina. He has helped me move refrigerators and other heavy stuff in the past. The trick is, we have to stop every so often because he runs out of steam. But that big boy can lift.
No, he has never had home oxygen although that may become a reality at some point, but none of his cardiologists have ever prescribed it, not yet anyway. It's been discussed and they prefer holding off as long as possible.
And his cardiologists have all been top of the line, from Cleveland Clinic to Arkansas Children's Hospital to Dallas Children's Hospital to UCLA.
Yes, ACH is a world class operation, surprisingly.