Friday, June 8, 2007

Endo...Smells More Like Outdo

Regarding the endocrinologist.

After the post yesterday, they increased Wyatt's IV fluid rate in order to stabilize him before he saw the pediatric endocrinologist. When the endo did get a chance to see him, his blood sugar levels were in the 70's, well above the minimum of 50 they like to see. He ordered a whole series of blood tests that they did not draw blood for yesterday, and here's the kicker, we could not draw the blood for the tests until his glucose levels fell back down below 45. So, basically, we had to make him sick before we could make him better.

Well, sure enough, when we arrived last night to the hospital, his blood sugars had fallen again to 42 because they decreased his IV dextrose rate. Our whole visit was watching them take almost 10 ml of blood from our 3 pound baby for these tests. Also, some of the tests that they were drawing for are send off tests, which means that they will not be back until Monday at the earliest. The nurse that was attending Wyatt last night has had him previously during all this and pushed to increase his IV rate back up to gte him stable again. Hopefully, no one will touch the IV pump again until we get these tests back and have a real plan.

Sorry, the title is a really bad quote from the movie "Friday". It's all I can think about when someone refers to an endocrinologist as an "endo".

3 comments:

melodie miller said...

I know you are anxious for those results. I pray you will get some answers and feel comfortable with the path that you and the doctors decide to take regarding Wyatt's treatment. I hope to talk to you soon. Love You, Mel

Patrick said...

Todd and Randi,

First all congrats to you guys about a month late, we were over seas when you delivered and I have been on the road since I got back at the end of May. I hope you guys are well and we will lift you guys and the boys up. Talk with you soon.

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