Elder Care Tips and Monthly News

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Tue 7/1/2008 8:20 AM

Dad had to be taken to the hospital yesterday evening because of blood in his urine (we saw it in the depends).

Got home at midnight, so not too bad.  He is in room 325b bed but there isn't anyone else in the room (as of last night).

God it was awful for him when they were trying to install his catheter.  It took 4 times and 2 different types of catheters and 3 different sizes.  He was just screaming out in pain.  I know it just had to hurt.  They finally got it in and there was tons of blood.  When we got up to the room it looked like more blood coming out of him then urine.  I was very concerned about the blood and Anna told me not to get too excited because the blood we were seeing at that time could be from the trauma of getting the catheter in and we need to see what it is like today. 

They weighed him last night and he weighs 45.7 kilos (100.5lbs).  Sorta guessed that one pretty accurate.

They said (in the ER) that he has a UTI and his electrolytes are out of balance.  Not sure which ones, they weren't too informative, you know how they just run in and tell you a few things then they scoot out for a few hours and you don't have time to process what they say at the time.

When we left at midnight, they didn't start any antibiotics yet or his feeding pump.  I sure hope they did.   Nancy has issues with the CNA's on the graveyard shift, so we told her just to stay at home or see if someone could come and pick her up, so we didn't have someone we could call and talk to about what went on after we left.

I just called and talked to the nurse and he said Dad was resting comfortably and the blood in the urine looked about the same.  But I am not sure he knows what it really looked like last night.  He said that the last time he was there, Fred wasn't there yet, but I don't know what time that was.

I just wanted to give you an update on what I know at the moment. 

Will let you know what is going on when I get any new info.

Love and hugs,  Mary

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