Thursday, May 31, 2007

Back to the Hospital Tonight

I went up to NIH today for my monthly pentamadine treatment and since I was feeling a little light-headed earlier today, I went to the day hospital to ask about getting some saline hydration. My blood pressure was really low (in the 80s) and they jumped to hydrate me quickly and I ended up needed more hydration than I thought. I stayed for several hours, they checked my white counts, and sent me home. Well, the doctor called a few minutes ago and asked me to come back for an overnight observation because they don't feel comfortable having me at home tonight because of my "age" and history of ending up in the hospital. Mike's at volleyball tonight - just started playing - so he doesn't even know. Melissa came over to hang out with me so she'll drive me back. Luckily, I already have an overnight bag packed so after I'm done with this quick blog, I'm heading back to NIH.

The funny thing is that I feel really good after hydration, but if they want me back for observation, I'm not taking any chances. I hope I won't need another IV tonight, but I probably will. Sigh...

5 comments:

Blair said...

I can only conclude that the doctors must like having you around as much as the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Age? Age!? Better have been said with a smile, is all I have to say. Let me know if you want the doc's house tp'ed. I'll fly out.

Have you mentioned to your white blood cells that your parents are out of town and there's a party at your place? They'll show up with all their friends.

Julie B.

Ron said...

The doc did mention that you need to break the pattern so maybe this will be the break that you need. Let's hope!

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