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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Judah update 
21st-Mar-2013 08:01 am
Hearth
He was moved from the ICU to a stepdown unit at some point last night. He had a good night, other than being woken up every two hours to have his blood sugar checked, and his sugar's stayed below 200. Not sure whether that means I get to take him home today; nurse was end-of-shift scattered. I'll know more when Judah wakes up and calls me and when I see him. Visiting hours start at 1, but the nurse said I could sneak in earlier if I'm discreet.
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21st-Mar-2013 12:46 pm (UTC)
They might keep him another day to see if it is really stabilized or not. Just FYI that is pretty standard procedure. Not only do they have to worry about high numbers but they have to worry about low numbers as well. Balance is the big key here and unless they know that he is balanced, then the hospital is where he will be.

If you have any questions from the caretaker side of the ledger, I think you have my current email or PM me and I'll answer.
Kath
21st-Mar-2013 01:27 pm (UTC)
Ouch! I'm glad they caught it. Sorry he's had to be in the ICU.

Managing diabetes is an "interesting" project. It takes some getting used to. I'd be happy to talk with him when he gets out, if he wants someone to rant at about it.

I've been diabetic for about 7 or 8 year now and have been controlling it by diet most of the time. Surgery in December threw things off a bit, so I'm back on the meds for a while.
21st-Mar-2013 02:10 pm (UTC)
Was it because the surgical team hung a bag of sugar-water on a diabetic? Diabetics should learn the term "Normal Saline".
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