Hi Keep Pounding Rob team! Rob’s cardiologist appointment was yesterday. Here is what we know:
1. Rob’s heart rate is consistently too high.
2. Rob has low blood pressure, and is on week two of a new medicine to help raise it.
3. The medicine usually prescribed to treat a high heart rate also lowers blood pressure. The low blood pressure is one of the factors that contributed to his falls, and landed Rob back in the hospital.
4. The cardiologist said that this is a serious problem, and is going to be very tricky to treat. We are thankful for his knowledge and kindness, and grateful to add him to the Keep Pounding Rob team!
Rob is currently trying a new medicine, and we are monitoring his blood pressure and pulse to report back to the cardiologist.
Please pray that this medicine gets his heart rate under control, without lowering his blood pressure to a dangerous level.
Ending on a positive note, Rob ate about 10 bites of pasta tonight, in addition to his usual high protein ensures! This is a huge milestone, and hopefully we will have many more of these to report! 🙂
Thank you for being there, Keep Pounding Rob team!! 🙂