Hopes... Thank you so much for your reply.. Somehow it makes me feel a bit better about not being able to convince him to go to the dr. He is feeling some better today, but today, and has promised me he will go see the doc Mon esp. if not feeling better and/or the eratic pulse still continues/ starts again. So far he has not let me check, nor has he checked since last nite. I did talk to the nurse today, and she told me to double his Xanax (which he did with no argument, which makes me think he is not feeling tip-top) and to watch it for continuing or repeated weird pulses. I will make sure I get a check tonite....somehow!!!!
Thank you again for your input.
Hi again Hopes..He is doing OK today, altho I fear not real great as he is pretty dumpy again today. Of course he never feels 100% anymore, as he is only @ 17% lung function at last testing.. He did check his pulse last night and said it was OK.. didn't let me see it tho so just have to trust him. We have a big family party tommorrow.. kids gave us a family portrait for Christmas and this is the day.. 27 of us all together w/children(4), grchild.(13), and grgrchild.(2) plus all their spouses, so it took some doing to get everyone here on the same day. He told me yesterday that he didn't want to go to the doctor 'cause he would put him in the hospital(something he is deathly afraid of), and he doesn't want to miss the party. When he was diagnosed 10 yr ago, the doc told him that if he had to be put in the hospital, and put on a ventilator, that he wouldn't likely make it out again..(thanks doc!!).. Of course he also told him that he would be shocked to see him in 5 yr, and at 10 he is still out and about. Very limited in what he can do, but still... Anyway he is now scared to death to go to dr for fear they will put him in hospital.. so he will fight it for all his life I'm sure. For today, he seems to be some better, but not well... I will keep you posted... and sorry so long.. I get going and don't know when to stop.
Thank you for your concern... And thank you moderator...