Apr 10, 2013 - 5:50 pm
Has anyone had a bad reaction to Ambien?
Hubby had second infusion of Erbitux on Monday, preceded by Neulasta and Claritan. He's hardly been sleeping at all, so given a script for Ambien(5 mg). He took 1 about 9PM Monday night, slept all day yesterday. Somehow he got up once last night and made it to the potty. He has been in and out of lucidity all day, restless sleeping, confusion, and can not stand up. No strength at all in arms or legs. He's taken a few sips of water, but drops the bottle. I have put a bottle of water into him thru the tube and am putting in a can of Glucerna 1.5 into him as he sleeps. Tried to urinate with me holding the urinal in a prone position, but very little happened. Wonder if his kidneys are shutting down again.
Called the MDA navigator and she said if not better, call 911. In his more lucid moments, he is very resistant to the idea of the hospital again.
Between a rock and a hard place, and don't know what to do.