my dads levels are at 400 today. he was fine last night, laying tile and painting a dresser, this morning he had to be rushed to the emergancy room. Other times the levels were 200...always in intensive care, yet not this time. My question is how did it go up so fast and affect him like that? He used to be a very active person, bodybuilding and handy man stuff...now he is a COMPLETLY different man. The DR.s say there was no brain damage (he goes to the ER about every 2 weeks for high ammonia). He takes meds 4 times a day...
1. we have amny people who want to be tested for match. can we do that or does he have to get on the list no matter what?
2. his DR said he can't get on the list yet....why?? i don't really know. What are the critera for that? how do they determine who gets on and who does not?
3. why did he go from being fine to being intubated in the ER overnight?
4. is he in a COMA???? do people usually pull out of this?
he is only 58 years old, takes care of himself and eats propperly.