Elder Care Tips and Monthly News

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Fri 10/26/2007 11:48 AM

So, It's Friday, and Dad is back in the hospital.  We took him in last evening.  His doctor did some lab work last week (was done from the home health service) and the results were not too good.  All the lab work was abnormal.  His sodium was high, his potassium was low.  He has another infection in his urine, pseudomonas again.  That is what he had last month.  And of course, the only antibiotics that works on this bug is an IV antibiotic.  So Dr.D. told us to bring him into the ER.  Sara called me a few minutes before the doctor, and she said he wasn't looking too good.

I got him to the local ER about 5pm and Anna showed up a few minutes later.  They got an IV started and gave him a 1000ml of sodium chloride (which I don't really understand since his sodium was high, but again, I am not a doctor) and then started the antibiotics.  I can't remember the name of it, because it was a different one than he had been on before.  It took them up until 10:15 pm to get a room for him.  Not sure why, it took so long this time.  The ER was slow, so I guess they didn't need to bug the admit dept to get them upstairs, so they could free up the rooms in the ER.  Who knows.  But the nurse got him checked in pretty quick and we were home at about 11:30pm.

I called to check on him just a little while ago and Liz said that he was ok and looking a bit better.  Gosh these infections just make havoc with him.  At least this time his blood pressure is up and we don't have to give any drugs for that and he isn't in the ICU this time, just a regular room.

Hope all is well with all of you.  Will keep you posted.  Anna and I will be up at the hospital this weekend and my guess is that he will be there for a few days at the minimum.

Have a great weekend.

Love and hugs,  Mary

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