Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dr.'s Appt Today...

Johnny had an appt. with Dr. Denardo today. Unfortunately he didn't like the way things were sounding and there was no improvement in the heart. So he has decided to go "old school" with the medication. He has decided to try Johnny on a medicine that won't lower his blood pressure at the same time. He put him on "Digoxin" @ 1 per day of .125mcg.

What is digoxin?

Digoxin is derived from leaves of a digitalis plant. It helps make the heart beat stronger and with a more regular rhythm.Digoxin is used to treat congestive heart failure.

It is also used to treat atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder of the atria (the upper chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow into the heart).

Read more: http://www.drugs.com/digoxin.html#ixzz0mM4jo5n0

Dr. Denardo said that it should make a difference in about 10 - 14 days. He says the coughing is definitely from the congestive heart failure. This should help ease the coughing also. His feet were a little swollen today but Dr. says it is not enough to worry about right now.

Still no word on the Disability claim. The Dr. wants to do an Ectogram but not until he is on Medicaid because of the expense.

The next process will be a full blood workup and then they will go from there.

Today's Stats;

BS - 158
WT - 188.2
BP - 110/82

For more information on Dr. Denardo check out this link :



Today's photo of the day is definitely NOT a "fashion faux-pas" I am quite impressed with the way Johnny was able to accessorize his "purse" with his jeans. LOL!

Today when he took his walk he had company with him.

Someone is very unhappy with mom bringing the camera yesterday. Waiting to get the cast on.

And finally for today. Some people can be sooo hoggish with all the computers in this house but I am not one to name names! LOL!


  1. and look at her laugh about it too.

  2. Oh yeah tell my daddy that he sure has a fashion since.