remember back in september when michael was in the states and he went to the doctor and the doctor told him he had type-2 diabetes and we followed up here with another doctor and the doctor here did a little blood test and said oh, no, that can’t possibly be right. he doesn’t have type 2 diabetes. and i was we were totaly convinced cautiously optimistic that he didn’t have it. but, just to be safe, the doctor wanted to do follow up blood work when michael was in town for more than a day or two. well, that time is now. turns out michael’s currently in the middle of three weeks here. and he’s all over the medical – which is slightly out of character for him (it’s quite possible that his motivation comes from this being some serious and scary stuff.) tuesday morning he went in for his blood work. thursday evening he got his results back. turns out doctor #1 was correct. type 2 diabetes (what kinda fun are you gonna be?) but he’s got even more fun than that going on. he’s leaking albumin, and his eosinophil level – it’s off the chart. his blood pressure is poorly controlled. there’s protein where protein shouldn’t be and that’s only the bits and pieces michael remembers. at least the doctor has a plan of attack. it’s a simple four step plan.
- # first – getting the diabetes under control.
- # second – regulate the blood pressure.
- # third – cap that albumin leak – hope that’s easier to control than that little oil leak in the gulf.
- # fourth - fix his inadequate breathing. the doctor’s all about getting him off the sleep apnea machine.
i’m really not sure how simple this plan is seeing as how he’s been given no plan of attack for accomplishing these four steps. but we’ll figure it out. i’m thinking a top priority is finding a nutritionist and as tempting as it is to let google fill this role, i’m guessing a real live person would be a better choice.