Mar 03, 2014 - 8:36 pm
When I was in the hospital for my laryngetcomy, they couldn't release me until my calcium levels stabilized. Okay - no problem. When I went home, I took the supplements.
After 5 weeks, I followed through with my primary care to get them tested, but never heard back from him. Hmmm.
Anyway - started throwing up 4-5 times a day, typically after a coughing spell. Thought it was my gag reflex. (Started the day after visiting the primary) When I stated coughing up blood, I contacted the ENTs office (I did send a note to my primary care, but never heard back). Anyway - the ENTs office said go to the hospital to the ENT exam room, and have it checked out. This was last Wednesday - Now its Monday, and I'm still in the hospital. Calcium was WAY too high. I never knew that was a problem.Now, its way too low, and they have to give me calcium by IV to bring it up quickly. THat happened today. But, I can't go home until it stabilizes without oral medication.
Calcium was something I just took for granted when I drink milk - and I drink a lot.
Oh, and I think its time for a new primary...