After doctor visit the suspicion is Sweetie has congestive heart failure. Lab tests and chest xray results should be back tomorrow.
Doctor said medications could treat CHF but - smoking will have to cease. Sweetie was resistant but doctor told him: "There's little point in seeking treatment if you continue to smoke."
He then went on to explain that Sweetie will likely be put on oxygen and, with some medication, will feel better and be able to regain some activity. "However, if you think you'll remove oxygen to smoke you're wasting every one's time."
Walking from the doc's office to the lab/xray area required three rests.
On leaving the hospital he stopped to buy tobacco.
Tomorrow the roofers are due here to install the insulated metal roof.
I put all tools and insulation/siding materials in the pole barn today. We have no funds to hire someone to finish the job.
Tomorrow I cancel my optometrist appointment and his dermatology surgery, both scheduled for Friday.
He is so weak now that he cannot walk 10 feet without holding onto something. He has begun talking about future plans with the preface: "If I'm here..."
Tonight, while he's sleeping, I hope somehow his unconscious self begins to change.
Meanwhile, it's hour by hour.