A.M. Blood Glucose:
A.M. Blood Pressure:
A.M. Arterial Temp:
A.M. Oral Merc/Oral Dig Temp:
P.M. Blood Glucose:
I won't always be publishing three, or even two temperatures. I did that today because I was testing all our thermometers to see if they worked fairly well. It seems they do. In case any of you are curious, here is a listing of Normal Body Temperature Ranges at Various Measurement Sites
, taken from the Exergen Oral Thermometer Instruction Booklet:
Arterial: 97.4 - 100.1 F/36.3 - 37.8 C
Oral: 96.6 - 99.5 F/35.9 - 27.5 C
Oronasal: 96.6 - 99.0 F/35.9 - 37.2 C
Axiliary: 95.5 - -98.8 F/353 - 37.1 C
Esophageal: 98.4 - 100.0 F/36.9 - 37.8 C
Rectal: 97.7 - 100.3 F/36.5 - 37.9 C
One change in medication schedule: I cut her morning Benefiber back to four teaspoons from six. She's been having daily fecal expulsions every time she goes to the bathroom and sometimes just before she arises. I think I've been overcompensating for the enforced constipation she experienced in the hospital and the facility due to dehydration and extremely low fiber diet. It looks as though she's getting enough fiber in her diet, now, to keep her very
regular, so I'm trying to dial her back to merely regular.
Nothing unusual about her meals. She had a can of Mandarin Oranges in light syrup, drained of the syrup, after dinner. I did not give her a third glipizide, though, and didn't bother to check her Blood Glucose before she went to bed. As I recall, these usually work themselves out before she awakens the next day. We'll see if this still remains true.
I've been noticing that her blood sugar readings in the evening are lowering themselves. Might be a good idea to beef up breakfasts, a bit, if I can't get her to snack after her naps, which she typically doesn't do anymore.
Sometimes white or clear, sometimes white or clear mixed with a little light yellow. The yellow seems to be clearing up. Still keeping an eye on this, though.