esld- know your medications

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BaBa
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   Posted 7/15/2009 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
i just got released from the hospital . 11 days ago i was eating dinner when i got a stomach cramp. thinking it was my liver i went to bed. i woke up 3 hrs later in so much pain
we went to the er and it being a holiday the docs there were hired from other areas, and my docs were from out of town. the problem was my colan, for some unknown reason  several inches of it had became infected and had to be removed. what my warning is if i hadnt been aware of the meds that my liver can not tolerate the er doctor would have put me in more jeaporady. since i was diagnoised with esld my doc has asked me to carry a list of my meds. any current lab work , in short a current small medical file not only did this save me time as telling them what meds i was on it saved my liver from getting a medication that could have been fatal for me so i ask you please do this for yourself or the one you are caring for. i would have never realized how important haaving that information on hand was 

hep93
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   Posted 7/15/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Baba, I am glad you are now okay.  That is an excellent suggestion.  I carry my med list in my mind and Mayo has an updated list on their computer.  However, if I were to be unconscious or in too much pain to think clearly, and taken to a different hospital, a medication list on me could be invaluable.  Thanks for this great tip!

I hope you will have no more crises for awhile!

Hugs,

Connie


hep93
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hep93
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   Posted 7/15/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Rick, you have a great memory.  Mine is pretty much useless these days.  Maybe I should have my ammonia level checked.  I don't think they've ever done it.  But actually, I think it's just creeping senility.  smilewinkgrin    Or the fact that I have so darned much to remember, some of it falls through the cracks.  idea   Did I just say I'm cracked?  Well, not cracked up to be very good at remembering things, anyway.  shakehead

Hugs,

Connie


hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
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BaBa
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   Posted 7/15/2009 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
rick i was on a halibut fishing trip when this all happened. i wasnt able to fish but my fishing party all limited out and one of the fish was 53 lbs nothing under 30 so other than my medical emergency it was a wonderful day.
i had several inches of my colan removed, and reconnected. i was forunate there. this has delayed my trip to the mayo from aug till oct. but im not letting this slow me down. im still planing on going to the mayo and in hopes of getting into a clinical trial. hope everyone is doing well. my prayers to you all

Pink Grandma
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   Posted 7/17/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello Baba,   Excellant suggestion.   I put a list of meds in my husband's wallet and also in my purse.  That way we were sure to have them when ever he had to go to the emergency.  There were so many and the dosages kept changing there was no way that I or him could remember them all.

Sorry you didn't get to fish ............but glad you are recooperating from your surgery. 

Keep up your postitve attitude........we are all in your corner.........thoughts and prayers......

 


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hep93
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   Posted 7/17/2009 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Rick, I do that with a friend of mine who I'm pretty sure has early-onset Alzheimer's (her mom died from it.)  I will say "Sounds like?" when she gets stuck.  Or "What does it do?"  I'm pretty good at figuring out what she's trying to say.

Have a good weekend!

C.


hep93
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