1. Mom needs to regularly visit the Kootenai Heart Clinic Northwest in Coeur d'Alene so her congestive heart failure can be monitored. Mom is between a rock and a hard place. She needs to shed fluid, which her tissue is retaining, but the diuretic to help her do this contributes to the lowering of her blood pressure. Mom also needs help lowering her heart rate. So, today's visit was focused on these challenges -- trying to lower Mom's water weight, trying to keep her blood pressure up, and slowing down her heart rate.
2. After our visit to the clinic, we ate lunch and then Mom went to Tamara, her wig consultant and purchased a new wig, making her very happy.
3. The Deke stayed in Kellogg while we took care of business in CdA and planned a great meal, prepared with help from Christy at the grill: we enjoyed a tasty beet, apple, carrot salad, tiny boiled Yukon potatoes, and grilled Polish sausage. Perfect.