Monday, February 11, 2013


Thank you, everyone, for all your concern and prayers.  They mean so much to both of us.  Joe is doing better today.

This morning we took Joe's blood sugar level.  Yeah, I know we are supposed to do this every day, but haven't in a week or so.  Here his blood sugar was very low.  He is really good on his diabetic diet and taking his medication.  But this was too low.  I gave him some orange juice and a bowl of cereal to up his carbs.  Fifteen minutes after he ate we took his blood sugar level again and it had gone up 70 points.  Still low, but better.  It never occurred to me until this morning that low blood sugar could cause some of the problems that he's been having.

After I got him back to bed, he asked me to call his movement disorder doctor who had doubled one of his medications about three weeks ago.  He wasn't there so I left a message on his answering machine.

Around 11:30 Joe called me and said he wasn't feeling any better and would go to the Emergency Room.  So I got him up, got his clothes changed, shaved him and he brushed his teeth.  I got him downstairs and we were putting on our coats when the doctor called back.  He talked with Joe about 15 minutes, asking him all kinds of questions.  He seems to think that the two medications that were increased were too much.  So Joe is now back to his previous levels and is already doing better.  He is not shaking as much and his mind is much clearer.  While he was up I made him eat a couple of tuna sandwiches for lunch to keep his carbs up.

This has been one of the hardest weekends of my life.  Worse even than when I have been sick.  I truly appreciate so much all the support I've been given.

Joe has asked me to go get him an Italian hoagie for dinner, so I am heading out to do that.  He said that last night when he fell he tripped over his pant leg because his pj's were a little too long for him.  I thought he might have had a seizure (he has epilepsy) but he said no, he felt himself falling and tried to save himself.  

So that is what's going on here.  If it really is his medication and blood sugar, I should know for sure by tomorrow.  If he is not better, he has agreed to go to the ER in the morning.  I hope he is on the mend.


  1. So glad he's doing better! You can never be too careful! Take good care of him...bake him some cookies :)

  2. Oh my...what a night.
    Kathy you are an angel and Joe is so blessed to have you there with him.
    I do pray things are better ( a lot better) for both of you.

  3. Glad to hear he's on the mend.What a scary time for you both!It is such a blessing to have each other,isn't it?
    My prayers for you both that things are on an upswing.

  4. I'm sorry to hear Joe's been so sick, but glad to know he's doing better. What a scare, and a very hard time for both of you I'm sure.
    Sending hugs your way!


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