So I have been on TPN now for 9 days. I was admitted into the hospital and had a picc line put in. That had to be done 3 times to get it right. Then they started the TPN and well needless to say if anything odd can happen, it will to me. Within 2 minutes of the TPN going in I pretty much quit breathing. The nurse was of course there, and she freaked out, started screaming for oxygen and help. Everyone came running, the TPN was immeadiately shut off. 2 minutes later things were fine. So 4 hours later the Dr. and the nurses were all in my room trying the TPN again with a huge push of benadryl 15 minutes before. Everything went fine. As a said, weird things seem to happen. So 3 days later I was sent home to do the TPN at home. It was a 24 hour continuous drip for a few days, but now I have it only for 12 hours at night. That is so much better.
My question is shouldn't I be feeling better by now. I mean I was definately malnourished as the Dr. said. But after 9 days with all these vitamins and minerals shouldn't I feel better? And what can I do about my sugar levels sky rocketing and then plummeting. I have never had that problem before.
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