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I am in the Hosptial again

I wrote the other day about the new diagnosis and that the doctor had given me some new medication to take care of the osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.


Well... I took just one day's dose... and had to be rushed to the E.R. very early this morning and losing consciousness. I developed almost fatal diabetic ketoacidosis. While I was sleeping the new medications made my blood sugar spike to 492 and Cookie and Needy are responsible for waking me up and I dialed 911 immediately.


My Cats saved my life.


I've been admitted for watch to make sure my kidney's don't shut down on me. I'll be here 2-4 days or so. It could have been much worse. I could have easily slipped into a diabetic coma last night.


Cookie and Needy are very literally lifesavers and I am in and out of confusion and clarity moments. This is a quick moment of clarity so I am posting and now I'm napping.

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lrodell
Apr. 7th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
Ye gods! I hug you and your cats and smack the doctor! You take care, and you will be in all our good thoughts and prayers.
fablespinner
Apr. 8th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
To be fair I had an ABNORMAL reaction to something usually quite harmless. All steroids will raise blood sugars just rarely to the extremes I jumped to while I was asleep. They're going to run tests to see if I also have any underlying non-diagnosed issues that could have contributed. It wasn't my PCP, this was a standard, fairly common 1 week course of anti-inflammatory prednisone cortisteroids.

All my kitties will get freaking TILAPIA freshly grilled when I get home. Temptations is not going to cut it for a thank you.

Needy is probably scared tonight, she always hates when I leave her for any length of time, she's very clingy and well... NEEDY (Hence her name) when I get back. SHe's been cuddling up with me every night since I got back from DC last week, and last night she was like plastered to me in bed and the next thing I knew both she and cookie we all over me and I felt the axis of the planet shift.

I'm beginning to feel better.
ashkitty
Apr. 7th, 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
Scary stuff, D! One of my kitties had ketoacidosis and it was a nighttime trip to the emergency vet and three days in-patient. Glad yours knew to take care of you, hope you feel better!
fablespinner
Apr. 8th, 2012 03:54 am (UTC)
God I can't imagine having to treat a kittty with this, they can't tell you what is wrong. I so admire VETS who know how to help. That's so terrifying for you too. *hugs*
ashkitty
Apr. 8th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
It was heartbreaking--it was after I moved to Wales, so my housemates at home took amazing care of him. But one of the other kitties was clearly so worried about him, and kept checking on him, and stayed downstairs with him overnight when James couldn't pull himself up the stairs. Which is when the humans realised something was actually really wrong and they should take him to the vet RIGHT NOW instead of on Monday morning. I kept thinking about my poor baby sick and miserable and wondering what was going on and felt so bad! I'm so glad he made it; as you well know ketoacidosis is a thing that kills humans fairly quickly and cats are much smaller!

Anyway, relieved that you're okay. <3
fablespinner
Apr. 9th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
Yes I'm doing much better today, my sugars are normal today. Just one or two more days here, making sure none of my ancillary systems were affected too badly before they send me home. I am however feeling 100% better if just a bit tired and goggy.
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fablespinner
Apr. 8th, 2012 03:53 am (UTC)
To be fair I had an ABNORMAL reaction to something usually quite harmless. All steroids will raise blood sugars just rarely to the extremes I jumped to while I was asleep. They're going to run tests to see if I also have any underlying non-diagnosed issues that could have contributed. It wasn't my PCP, this was a standard, fairly common 1 week course of anti-inflammatory prednisone cortisteroids. I am feeling more myself, just really tired and my sugars are still off the charts but getting under control.
uneko
Apr. 7th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
oh goodness!

please take care!

I'm going to go out to the kitchen where I keep one of your christmas cards on the fridge with your kitties on it.. and give each of them a little pat on the head o_o

thinking good, positive thoughts for you!
fablespinner
Apr. 8th, 2012 03:52 am (UTC)
aw thanks. My art is on a fridge other than mine! LOL! thank you.
uneko
Apr. 8th, 2012 07:46 am (UTC)
haha XD it is! :D I like it there because it makes me smile, every time I go to the fridge <3 I see it there a lot more then I would on the wall near my computer (too much monitor!) or something else like that... so your little kitties are there to greet me every time I go to get something to nibble on. <3 Unless, of course, one of my cats have gotten jealous and knocked it off the door... ;)
uneko
Apr. 8th, 2012 07:48 am (UTC)
Also, this will sound weird, but I'm glad you had an ABNORMAL reaction to something! That means your doctors (hopefully) know what they're doing and aren't botching things up! Hoping for ALL the most competent doctors at your bedside!
darkflame173
Apr. 8th, 2012 12:31 am (UTC)
Eek! You're in my thoughts hon! And good kitties!
wheezambu
Apr. 8th, 2012 12:37 am (UTC)
*awards medals to your cats* That's terrifying, I hope you feel better soon! When my husband had a heart attack back in December, it was our cats that recognized something was really wrong first. They got him out of bed, he wasn't feeling well when he woke up, then pawed and meowed at him him until the point he realized he was in trouble (I wasn't home) and called 911. So if they hadn't pestered him relentlessly, he might not have woken up in time to call for help. *hugs your cats and mine* Smart kitties!
fablespinner
Apr. 8th, 2012 03:51 am (UTC)
All cats in the universe need treats stat. and oh my god I didnt know about your hubby. Plesse tell me he came through okay now.
wheezambu
Apr. 8th, 2012 04:16 am (UTC)
He's fine now, the cardiologist said he had as minor a heart attack as possible. He was very lucky, we live about 15 minutes from the best heart center in the state. No damage to the heart tissue since he got immediate care. Scared the hell out of me!
1snippygecko
Apr. 8th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
OMG! *SCREAMS* I HATE YOUR FUCKING DOCTORS!!!!

Thank the Goddess for your cats! Id kiss them if I was there *glomp* Rest and get those meds fixed.

You needs to stop scaring me Woman- Your giving me gray hairs!
fablespinner
Apr. 8th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
To be fair I had an ABNORMAL reaction to something usually quite harmless. All steroids will raise blood sugars just rarely to the extremes I jumped to while I was asleep. They're going to run tests to see if I also have any underlying non-diagnosed issues that could have contributed. It wasn't my PCP, this was a standard, fairly common 1 week course of anti-inflammatory prednisone cortisteroids.

I'm sorry for the gray ones honest!
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