Couple of things have happened since last time I posted. Went to Hopkins Sat. night, oh joy it took 6 grams of mag. to take it up to 2.6. But the docs were excellent, its just the stupid system. They can only treat you on an emergency patient.
And yesterday. PCP doc calls, mag is 0.9. I feel like absolute crud and despite the fact she’s arranged to have me see a neph. the following morning I know I will not survive. Chest pain, dizzy, weak. Go to ER and my potassium is low too. They work on that for awhile and my blood sugar marches steadily up from 370 to over 600, by which point they decide to admit me. (my tubing is blocked) I feel so bad I don’t really care about my bg. In the morning, my endo comes by and
they give me makeup shots of Humalog and Lantus. None of which does any good, but my mag comes up to 1.5, then run another bag and discharged me tonight.
I did see a neph in the hospital and they are going to try amiloride and another kind of magnesium but I am still not “officially” their patient and they can’t do outpatient mag. And the nurses hate me, since I went on a walk and caused a humongous uproar(they called security AND hubby, who is at the funeral today) Note to self: Never do that again, there were five nurses in my room when I got back.
So I’ll try those drugs, and pray that I make it to Tues. to call my pcp so she can try to finangle another appt. with the nephrologist. I will be in the hospital again, I will be admitted again but I hope I can make it PAST Labor Day(my birthday) and PAST Wed. (last class of the week).
Blood sugars are horrible, ranging from 277, 380-480. That further complicates the electrolyte situation. Just once, I wish I could have a transplant and have normal bgs, it can’t be any worse then whats happening to me.
I’m depressed, I’m tired, and I think I’m going to have a nervous breakdown. Or maybe just let the 600 mg/dl finish me off.