Nov 02, 2011 - 12:09 pm
Loss of bladder and bowel control. Onc nurse said take to ER. She was admitted. By the time I left her in the Telemetry Unit she was not making sense. She would scratch at her IV and say, "Take out the lard." She was making up words - gibberish. She would have coherent times and tell me to go home or sit down. (She knew I could only stand in the ER - no chairs and no room for any).
I want chemo (5FU on 24/7 drip) to stop. It's making her much too sick. ER wouldn't touch the chemo lines or pump. They started their own IVs.
One nurse messed up the IVs and set Potassium to 50 instead of 20. Mom's IV started burning. She set the sodium at 20 instead of 35. She said she set them both correctly and didn't know what happened. She did NOT set them correctly! What if I hadn't been there to hear my mom complain or to see for myself that the monitors were off?
She looked so little in that hospital bed. ER said all her blood work numbers were bad... potassium, sugar, electrolytes. On a positive note, she did use the bathroom once before I left - she maintained bladder control!
I really think chemo needs to stop or be lowered or something.