Sunday, 10 June 2012


Wanted to update you on Alan.
He's having a really difficult time at the moment. He had a sensor in his tummy monitoring his glucose levels for a week as they discovered his sugars were spiking. So the hospital has now put him on insulin with every meal, and a long acting insulin so he injects 5 times a day and pricks his fingers 10 times a day, before and after meals. His fingers and tummy are in a awful mess with pin pricks.
They also discovered his lung function Is Down so they started him on a new inhaler and has to go to the lung lab every month. His portacath, here he gets his iv antibiotics through has stopped working so he requires an operation for it to be removed which is done at the specialist hospital in Glasgow.

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