ER visit, IVs #2

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Registered: 09-08-2011
ER visit, IVs #2
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Thu, 03-01-2012 - 10:57pm

I went to the ER today for IV fluids again.

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Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012

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Thu, 03-01-2012 - 11:08pm

((HUGS)) glad it was a better trip than last time!

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Registered: 01-27-2012
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 4:18am
Yeah I'm an IV pro now too. Lol. Sooo glad u found better treatment. The metabolism thing is most likely the measurement of ketones in the urine. I'm sure u had 3 like I did. It took me about 5 days to get it down to negative. Flat gingerale, peppermint or fennel tea will help til u can drink regular water. I had to try a few different brands til I got one I liked.

Oh yeah - icing that vein should help bring down the swelling. (I had my IV reset about 3 times because of pain/swelling.)

Just 3 more weeks of 1T. Hang in there, L!

- JM

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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 11:10am
I'm sorry you are going through this (((hugs)))
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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 12:48pm

I called my OB office to update them.

Momma to:
Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012

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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 2:08pm
My doc told me her main concern was keeping down fluids. She approved my meds and encouraged me to take them rather than no meds and no food/fluids. In your case it might be a trade off. You just need to get enough fluids so you can lose the ketones. Maybe your doc can suggest yet another med she feels is appropriate?

- JM

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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 3:32pm

I don't really get to talk to a doctor except during visits.

Momma to:
Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012

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Sat, 03-03-2012 - 4:27am
I hope that comes soon. Wished they did that at home here. They require hospital stays for IVs.

- JM

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Sat, 03-03-2012 - 11:04am

Homecare

Momma to:
Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012

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Registered: 01-27-2012
Sat, 03-03-2012 - 12:23pm
That reminds me - docs here have IV rooms. Maybe I just need to ask if I can have it done there...

- JM

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Sun, 03-04-2012 - 2:17pm
I'm glad you found a better ER, the last hospital's treatment plan really upset me. I hate it when ER's dismiss people without actually checking them out. I hope you won't need to go back too many times! But glad you have a place you'll feel comfortable now.
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