Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Down

The phone rang,right on cue with my toddler's "waaaaaa"ing for some more juice.

Deep breath. Check number. Pick up.

"hello?"

"Hi Heidi this is Dr. Nephrologist. Your mag is still low at 1.1 and there's something not right going on..how much mag are you getting?"

"4 grams a week."

"I'm concerned you may have a malabsorption problem..you need to see your primary and a gastroenterologist,are you cramping?"

"All the time."

"And I think you will need a port,because your veins are probably giving up by now."

"Yes,"(fighting back the urge to bawl)..

"The pancreas is responsible for an endocrine function and an exocrine function and I think there may be something going on there..you need a full gastro work up. Are you having diarrhea?"

"Sporadically..once every few days."

"I think the malobsorption may be the cause of your electrolyte problems..also try soaking in Epsom salts,your kidneys can handle it. It will dry the skin out though."

"I know you don't want a port but I think you'll need one,this needs to be figured out. We will continue to check mag levels and talk again later."

Scared.


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8 comments:

Alexis Nicole said...

Hugs and more hugs. <3 thinking of you.

Kim said...

I had to read back a few posts (I've been latent in my dblog reading) to realize what was going on, and I'm still not sure, but I'm worried for you and hoping there is a good, happy, non-troubling outcome for you.

Sarah Kaye said...

(I don't know if my other comment got through but...) I'm sooo sorry!!! Lots of HUGE hugs and love and thoughts and prayers your way, H! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Celine said...

Oh wow. I'm so sorry to hear that. It must be so scary. I'm sending positive thoughts your way. Hopefully you get answers quickly and then at least you can be sure of what is happening.

Karen Joseph said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your health struggles! How very upsetting. Being in the medical field can be helpful as you're so knowledgable -- but the extra knowledge can fuel worries. I'm sending warm thoughts and positive energy your way as deal with this magnesium problem. Hugs, too!

k2 said...

H -
They are going to get everything figured and then straightened out - but sometimes the getting to "there" is a total bitch!
I wish I could be there to give you hug and hold your hand - Sending lots of hugs, love and positive vibes your way.
Xoxo

Mike Hoskins said...

Sending you hugs and as many positive vibes as possible, and thinking of you. Sorry to hear this, but know that this community is here with you.

Colleen said...

Oh Heidi,
How frustrating. I'd cry, too.
Know that you're surrounded by lots of us who care.
Sending prayers and hugs.