Thursday, November 1, 2012
I need to catch you all up on what's been going on this week before I forget some of the details as they unfold. Glenn had his usual weekly appointment at the renal clinic Wed. for his shot that he gets to keep his blood count up. He was extremely tired that morning. When we got there we told the nurse and she took a blood sample to test it. We wouldn't know the results right away so they sent us home and they would call us with the results. They did call a little while after we got home and told us that his blood count was dangerously low and to get to the hospital right away. Actually they told us to call 911 and we did, but when they came and assessed him, his vital signs were good and he refused an IV and they said they could have the rescue come but it would just basically be a ride to the hospital. So, against orders of the nurse at the clinic, we decided that I would drive him to the ER. We got right in because they had called ahead to let them know he was coming. After all the check in stuff, and recheck of his blood, they told us he would be admitted and that he would get two units of blood as soon as they could get it. All this time, he was feeling pretty good, but you know how you start to feel better when you go to the Dr.s office. He really was pretty weak. He was admitted , that was yesterday. He got the two units of blood. And the goal now is to find out why he is losing blood. Remember, he just got two units a week ago. And his blood count was lower this week than it was last week. He also got another unit today. The plan is to do a colonoscopy and endoscopy. He has been having some rectal bleeding for a couple weeks, though not a huge amount. Just consistently and he had an appointment with the GI Dr. for the afternoon after his visit to the nephro. clinic. Needless to say, we didn't make that appointment. But he did get a visit from that (GI) group today and tomorrow he will have those tests. I will keep you informed as I know something new. We are doing ok with all this, just taking it a day at a time.