Thursday, June 4, 2009

Another ER sortie - blood pressure, the theme park

After Mom's weekly 2PM trip to the Wound Clinic, we were sent to the ER since her blood pressure was 220/115. At 4:50PM, the reading was  up to 249/134. YIKES!  Now, they tried administering meds slowly. Every time her BP went down briefly and then started back up again.

BUT .....  nonetheless by 11:30pm the cumulative does of HEAVY blood pressure meds finally took full effect. (Or perhaps her sodium levels had ebbed over the course of the day.) Her pressure tanked to 93/43 and they were afraid she would faint in the night as she had several weeks ago (Her last ER trip was because her BP was too low and she had fainted on the way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Go Figure.. )

So after spending from 2:30 PM to 12:15 AM sitting in ER cube 14, they admitted her. They let her go at 11:30 AM the following day Thursday (yesterday) when her BP was finally normal again.