Wednesday, October 15, 2008
A Big Milestone
Today is a big day for Drew. Aside from the day of his birth, today is the first day in his life that he won't be taking any medication! When Drew came home from the hospital he was on 9 different medications. He took calcium, rocaltrol, aspirin, nystatin, MCT oil, ranitidine, NaCl, spiranolactone, and lasix and we administered these medications at six different times throughout the day. I had to keep a schedule on my refrigerator to keep track of it all. Over the years as some were discontinued, others were added and for the last two years he's only been on three medications. Since his most recent heart surgery he's only been on two diuretics, lasix and spiranolactone, and yesterday when I called his cardiologist he gave me the ok to stop giving them to him. Naturally I took a picture of Drew so that I could compare his "puffiness" yesterday to any puffiness we may see in the next few days. Hopefully we won't see any and this will be the end of daily oral medication for Drew!