Moniesol, regarding the bed sore, ask if they have wound care nurses there. They will know all the tricks to get the bed sore healing. That's how I came to have a visiting wound care nurse at home to care for my
open wounds from blisters that appeared, broke, and are very raw. I also have a large and painful hematoma on my rt. shin. I also see a wound care P.A. at Mayo every two weeks. She decides how to treat and for how long.
Oscar wouldn't be able to do a regular cardiac stress test right now, as it involves exercise or movement. With me, they had me lie on a table and pedal my feet to get up to a certain reading, but it sounds like he is too "out of it" to be able to follow instructions. Maybe they can come up with something else, but right now he wouldn't be able to have a transplant anyway. And it really doesn't sound like a good time to be doing a biopsy on his lungs, either.
Please keep us updated. Our thoughts are with you both that he will get past this crisis.
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Post Edited (hep93) : 4/19/2012 10:30:53 AM (GMT-6)