"Roses & Black Grapes"
From the archives SOLD
"The doctor wanted to see Karl in his office on Monday and we were able to do that successfully. A lot of fluid is building up in both lungs again and the doctor is prescribing more diuretic meds for a few days and lessening the cumaden (warfarin) he takes hoping to put off another trip to the hospital to tap the fluid again. He, of course, is very weak but is still doing pretty good with the exercises the physical therapist guides him through.
Yesterday, while the home health nurse was here to help Karl take a shower, I went to Marco Island (just 5 miles away) for my first day of physical therapy for problems with the right hip that was replaced four years ago. Thank goodness the hip itself is ok . . . but muscles and ligaments connecting with it are injured from the lifting, falls and stretching. I was hoping it would heal on it's own and the orthopedic doctor said it could eventually but it would be best to start on anti-inflammatory meds and do the PT right away. Everything always works out for the best and this will too. For one thing, now that I know the exercises to do, I can do them right here at home and in the pool too.
Even with all the "bumps in the road" right now, there is much joy and peace here in the Kastens' home and abounding gratefulness for this time in our lives."