Nov 15, 04
Mom is still in the hospital, but is doing better (for those of you who I missed sending the last e-mail to, I have attached it to this one, read the one below before this one).
This past saturday, they finally did a colonoscopy on her. They kept wanting to do one, but her potassium level was too low and they wouldn't do it till it got up in the 3.3 range. They kept giving her laxatives, which brings down the level, then they would give her IV potassium. The proceedure got delayed quite a few times.
The results showed that she had a stool impaction, which was gotten rid of in the second round of laxatives (they gave a second round when we got delayed from friday to sat). The MD said that she didn't have any tumors in her colon and he said it was inflammed due to the impaction. They had her on 4 different antibiotics (all IV), and as of last night only had her on 1 oral and 1 IV. I guess they have to get her off the IV antibiotics before they will send her home. They may also wait until her bowel moves too. I didn't get to see the MD yesterday.
Gotta run, but just wanted to keep you up to date.
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