Mom's Daily Tests & Meds: 2004 - 2006

Daily postings of Mom's in-home tests, administered medications, food eaten and the relationship among the three and her life.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Today's Stats:

Blood Glucose:
    Time:  1128
    Reading:  90
Blood Pressure:
    Time:  1139
    BP:  110/58
    Pulse:  61

    Looking good.
    I am keeping her a touch more dehydrated than usual. She seems livelier, somehow, when I don't freak if she doesn't get quite 2L fluids in a day.

Blood Glucose:
    Not taken
Blood Pressure:
    Time:  1616
    BP:  111/53
    Pulse:  64

    Doing nicely, doing nicely...
    For lunch she had yoghurt, finished off MCS's Bread & Butter pickles (probably had a half cup) and had some v-8 juice.
    Lunch was immediately preceded by a nap of less than an hour.

BM Dinner
Blood Glucose:
    Time:  1927
    Reading:  110
Blood Pressure:
    Time:  1927
    BP:  148/66
    Pulse:  57
  Blood Pressure:
    Time:  1923
    BP:  160/71
    Pulse:  64

    You're noticing the first BP, taken four minutes before her second and the dramatic difference in the both the systolic and diastolic. I guess I somehow irritated her, although I didn't mean to. Throughout the first pressure process her arm was as tight as a drum.
    Her Bowel Movement occurred at 1830: Poor volume; excellent consistency; very easy elimination; very easy clean-up. I expected her to have another before retiring but she didn't. She's probably a little backed up from the reduced fluid. I may need to give her a light dose of the laxative Ducosate Sodium tonight or tomorrow.
    For dinner we polished off the pizza we'd ordered the night before. Although I considered giving her a third 2.5 mg dose of lisinopril, I decided against it. We'll see what her BP is tomorrow.


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