Saturday, September 17, 2011

In The Hospital

Yesterday, a couple of hours after I received the infusion, I received a call from the lab that my sodium level had dipped "below the accepted low normal". She advised me to go to the ER and have my blood level checked again. In the end, I was admitted.

My potassium was low and when they tried to infuse it, it burned down my arm, so I just took it in pill form.

Just awhile ago, they drew my blood again and we will see what happens.

In the meantime, I have had applesauce, some grapes and melons, and cranberry juice.

I also have a urinary tract infection (UTI) after they finally got a good urine sample. I won't go home until tomorrow.

That is all I need.


Joanna said...

Hang in there, Dee. I really hope that things are better soon.

Betty said...

Thinking of you and praying too............Betty

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