Don, how is Carol? Any change one way or the other? I hope she isn't still having hallucinations.
How is Carol? Not good...not good at all. I almost took her to the ER one night last week, but her situation improved the last minute. Still having big time problems with fluid retention (very serious for congestive heart failure patients), and blood sugar readings that resemble a yo-yo (going from quite high to dangerous low in only 2-3 hours time). The lows are the biggest problem and can be fatal. They produce hallucinations, slurred jibberish, confusion, changes in heartbeat, and loss of strength - all of which I can correct in an hour or two with sugar products. At times she can't get out of bed without help. Last night between 10:00pm and 4:00am I was up with her four times - twice to pray with her, and twice to use the bathroom.
I give her 3 insulin shots daily, but recently have been experimenting with dosages with some success. Today I talked to her doctors by phone twice and convinced them to change the prescribed dosages based on my findings. The doctors did not yet change the dosage as much as I had hoped, but we'll see how they work. I think they will change them again soon.
Today the doctors also prescribed another more powerful med for the fluid retention. The next day or so will hopefully show some results. The fluid retention causes difficult breathing and swollen feet/ankles among other things.