About us

Robert is a computer 'geek' and I say that in the most affectionate way possible! He keeps our home network up and running. Right now he works for Convergys in Orem in their technical support department for Netapp. Rob has the most common sense out of anyone I've ever met. He also is one of the most 'creative' people I have EVER known. Within minutes of getting a 'new toy' he's got it taken apart figuring out how to 'maximize' it's potential.

Heather is a 'die hard' animal lover. Rob is VERY tolerant of her zoo. Right now she has 6 cats, 2 dogs, 5 birds, 1 RES Turtle, 1 Betta Fish, 1 Tank of guppies (see The Thompson Zoo) for more about their daily adventures. Rob is very understanding, and coming from a background of not really an animal lover other than birds, he's quite taken with them :) Heather works full time for her father at Camelot Pet Resort, Spa & Health Center in Bountiful, she is the Manager and Veterinary Technician. Heather is also an Independant Representative for several direct sales companies, she offers Gourmet Food, Scrapbooking, Pet Supplies, Candles and Natural Home Care products.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Spent day at Dr's w/Rob today

Rob and I basically went from one doctor straight to the next today.
Cardiologist: He was somewhat helpful, agreed that Rob's heart isn't pumping the fluid back up from his legs like it should, and that it could be due to lots of things:
a- Verapamil (one of 2 bp pills he's on) causes fluid retention
b- Rob's weight (which we already knew was an issue and we are working on)
c- Could have heart damage that is making the heart weak so it's not able to pump it all back up
d- Pulmonary Hypertension (which we will get checked out more at Pulmonologist the end of April).
e- He also explain that when you are sitting down a lot for your job your legs pinch off the vessels (or something) so you are more prone to water retention.
He ordered an Echocardiogram for next Monday, with an appt on the 13th for a followup to discuss the results and go from there. He does want to get Rob off of the Verapamil though as it is known to cause fluid retention and it interferes with us getting pregnant too. So he said he would see what the results of his Echo are and go from there

Internal Medicine/Sleep Disorders Clinic:
Rob definitely went lower during the night on his pulse ox, had one where he spike REALLY low, but his average was 86-93%, so he didn't feel it was the 'panic' level they let on to us on the phone and getting the oxygen right away, but Rob is feeling lots better with the oxygen so that's a good thing, yesterday he said he was able to go down the stairs like a 16 year old. He was very in depth explained a lot about Sleep Apnea, and the causes behind it, again putting the fact that Rob is overweight and that he also has it running in the family (dad and 2 sisters) so they are having him do an overnight sleep study and if they get enough info they will wake him 1/2 way and have him try a CPAP machine on and see if levels improve with it. This is scheduled for this Saturday with a follow up the next monday (6th)

So we did get some answers but have to wait for further testing before we know more. So it looks like poor Rob is going to have a Dr's appt every week on Mondays in April except the 20th....poor guy!

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