Been in Hospital

By calayx Latest Reply 2014-10-01 12:04:06 -0500
Started 2014-09-28 01:57:27 -0500

Haven't been here as I was in the hospital since last Tuesday. I had shortness of breath and swollen feet. They finally found I have a heart blockage on the left side of my heart which is pretty significant. First problem, I'm a bleeder, my platelet count is extremely low. I also have cirrhosis of the liver which causes my epshogis to bleed. The drs told me that I was between a rock and a hard place. So my GI Dr did an endoscopy on Friday and thankfully there were no breeders. They let me go home on the condition I just rested.
On Monday I will go back to the hospital for an angiogram.
Is it normal for the hospital to change your lantus and humalog to something you've never taken? I told them specifically what I used and they wouldn't listen to me. My numbers skyrocketed and they couldn't figure out why.


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tabby9146 2014-09-30 10:13:34 -0500 Report

I wish I could answer that question, having never been on those medications, I do not know, but I am sure some will, who have had this experience with being in the hospital while on those same meds. I am sorry to hear this. wishing you well and complete recovery

jayabee52 2014-09-29 04:58:40 -0500 Report

Howdy Calayx

I am sorry to hear that for you

It seems normal for hospitals to mess with one's medication in general. At least that has been my experience. My 2nd wife had been in the hospital a lot before she died and that was her experience. In fact she tasked me with the chore ot trying to keep the Drs in the hospital from changing meds on her.

She had so many allergies to medications that sometimes she had a tough time getting back to the meds that she needed for proper function of her body.

Do you remember the name of the insulin to which they changed you?

God's best to you


calayx 2014-10-01 08:47:15 -0500 Report

They changed me to Metforman. I was taking Lantus and humalog. You know, certain doses at specific times. Wow, did this mess with my numbers when I checked it on my meter!

jayabee52 2014-10-01 10:07:23 -0500 Report

do you want to get back on injected insulin? You may need a new Rx from a Dr for that.

calayx 2014-10-01 12:04:06 -0500 Report

I have the medications at home. My endocognolist prescribed my original medication, which I'll go back on.

GabbyPA 2014-09-28 07:32:43 -0500 Report

I don't know why they wouldn't use what you are used to. They may have things that do the same thing as your prescriptions. Your levels might have been so high just because your body was under so much stress. From when my mom was in the hospital with diabetes, I learned that the meals they serve are never diabetic friendly and you have to be on top of everything that goes on. Do you have an advocate or someone who can help you while you are in the hospital with asking questions and demanding some things be done the way you need?

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