Hospital Stay

By petals Latest Reply 2011-03-12 14:12:56 -0600
Started 2011-01-31 10:51:03 -0600

I just got out of the hospital yesterday for a low blood sugar episode brought on my the medicine that I was taking for an U.T.I.. Now I am wondering if this has ever happened to someone else. My family doctor was on vacation when the UTI started , so I had to go to the E.R. They took my history and I made sure that they knew that I was a diabetic several times. Turns out that the medicine I was given could cause problems if you are a DIABETIC!!! I even read the paper work that came with the nedication , and I called the doctor to make sure it was safe to take.The doctors in the E.R. need to pay better atention to the patient and their history!!

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Pynetree 2011-02-02 09:40:19 -0600 Report

It is scarey how many Dr.'s and Nurses THINK they know how a drug effects people..And just Rx it …without researching patients diognosis fully and the drugs known side effects on patients with similar history. My visit to ER after a fall, and BG episode…they never even contacted my Endocrinologist…even though she was on staff there. Result =administered a drug that let me slip into a coma, and then I stopped breathing on my own, kidneys failed…4 months later I was released and got home.

petals 2011-02-02 10:14:20 -0600 Report

I am so sorry that you had to go through all of that. How are you doing now? The doctors and nurses really need to pay attention. It is so scary. Take care.

Pynetree 2011-02-02 10:18:44 -0600 Report

thanks…I'm feeling pretty good now, that was a few yrs. ago

petals 2011-02-02 10:27:57 -0600 Report

Glad that you are doing good. Still scary to think about!! Hopefully the doctors and nurses will pay attention better in the future,

RAYT721 2011-02-01 15:54:38 -0600 Report

I am so sorry to hear of your ordeal with the medical community and so glad to have you back with us, hopefully in better health and spirits. I agree with you that alot of the accidents and infections in the ER/hospitals could be avoided. Big hugs!!!

petals 2011-02-02 10:15:59 -0600 Report

I agree Ray, alot of accidents and infections could be avoided if the doctors and nurses would only pay attention!!

oldbuttercup 2011-02-01 13:58:00 -0600 Report

Sometimes medications have opposite affects on people.
I noticed comments on here that hospital personnel don't always pay attention to all the pertinent information. I have experienced this occurrences first hand. I have been lucky that I have not suffered too badly from their mistakes.
Keep track of your negative reactions to medications, and hopefully someone will listen to you in the future.
I'm glad you are out of the hospital and on the mend.
Bless you and good luck!

petals 2011-02-02 10:20:04 -0600 Report

I have a list of all the medications that I have had a reaction to in my purse and in my hubby's wallet and it was given to the doctor. Some people just don't pay attention. I was out for about an hour when I came to and I didn't know where I was . That was scary for me and for my hubby. Thanks for the kind words.

Nonna2Three 2011-02-01 12:39:50 -0600 Report

That's kinda scary. I think I may take that as a warning & if I ever find myself treated by anyone other than my primary care doctor then I will be sure to call my PCP as soon as he is available to update him on what happened and what, if anything, I was prescribed. Glad to read that you are feeling better.

petals 2011-02-02 10:22:32 -0600 Report

Thanks. I talked to everyone, I guess it was just missed, hopefully next time someone will catch the mistake. If I have any funny feelings about a medication , I just will not take it next time.

roshy 2011-02-01 11:47:28 -0600 Report

what are these guys getting paid for!!! it annoys the hell outa me!!! i bet there wasnt even im sorry or my bad!!!!

petals 2011-02-02 10:24:02 -0600 Report

You are right not one person said they were sorry. That was the least they could have done!!

MewElla 2011-01-31 13:03:14 -0600 Report

Petals, sure glad you are out of the hospital but hate to hear that medicine given to you by the ER Dr./reaction to diabetes and low blood sugar. Unbelieveable, that you had to suffer…Hope you are feeling much better this afternoon. Take care and stay warm.

petals 2011-01-31 14:48:54 -0600 Report

Thanks for thinking of me. I am still very drained. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

MewElla 2011-01-31 16:19:10 -0600 Report

Get plenty of rest, remember to eat and stay warm. I too, hope the morning will be better for you.

MewElla 2011-02-01 09:27:41 -0600 Report

Glad to hear you feel some better today. Remember, take it easy, relax and stay warm. Will be thinking about you today, my friend.

GabbyPA 2011-01-31 12:27:09 -0600 Report

This is horrible and one reason you always check with the pharmacist about new meds. I learned that a long time ago. Doctors don't keep up with that information, but your pharmacist does. They can even help you with OTC and supplements if you are in doubt.

I'm glad it didn't got worse for you, but you really have to be your own advocate and some times that means being a pain in the butt about things.

petals 2011-01-31 14:55:38 -0600 Report

I read over what I have written above and I see that I left out that I did talk to my pharmacist, she and I have a good relationship. I am always asking about anything that I take. Gabby, I am glad that you brought that up. Teresa told me that I would have to be on the medication for more then 6 months if it caused any trouble,and maybe not even then. I only took it for 3 days. So it seems that just about everyone missed the boat on this , at least I am ok. I agree with you sometimes we have to be a pain in the butt to get heard. Thanks Gabby.

Harlen 2011-01-31 11:58:32 -0600 Report

Ben there done that now I get very strong over it lol
Make them KNOW what I am a diabetic I dont let them take my pump or tuch it lol.
Hope your feeling better
Best wishes

petals 2011-01-31 14:57:01 -0600 Report

I understand, some people jut don't get it no matter how many times you tell them something. Next time, I might punch someone!! LOL!!

BandonBob 2011-01-31 11:33:36 -0600 Report

When I had surgery in 2008 the staff kept bringing me regular meals depiste the fact that I had let them know that I was a diabetic. They had even written in big letters on the chalk board int he room diabetic. The worst part of all is that we were to select on the menu the meals we wanted for the day and I carefully chose only the ones for diabetics and still received things I had not ordered. Fortunately I escaped with no side effects butI can't imagine if they had messed up my medicines like that. It is not only the ER doctors that need to pay more attention.

Pynetree 2011-02-02 09:30:26 -0600 Report

I had the same problem…a container of sugery fruit drink on every lunch tray! The dietary staff knew it, marked imy tray as diabetic, but then had help that filled in the tray with high sugar drinks and desserts..?!?