IV scheduled for me today
Thursday, December 06, 2012
My sweet little nurse is coming to our casa to put me on IV today. I think I am on my way back as my eyes aren't burning as much and my tongue is not as coated but I think I will just go on the IV for a couple of hours to be sure so I can get back to life. Especially with the holidays coming. The nurse told me on the phone that she has a new solution that has lots of vitamins and will be using that. That is like what they did when I was in Seattle in August. I only had to be on the IV for a couple of hours and was right back to feeling great. I know so weird.
I have a question for those of my sparks friends that live in Pennsylvania since that is where I travel so much due to the grandchildren. Can one get an IV solution anywhere else accept for the ER at a hospital? The reason I ask is that when I was in the Seattle area it was great as they had these stand alone ER places that put me on an IV right away. And the cost was like $500 verses the one time a couple of years ago that I had to go to a ER at Chester County Hospital near where the kids live and that cost $2500 for two bags of solution. Such a huge difference. Knowing when this happens all I need is an IV for a couple of hours I would hate having to pay so much again. I am just trying to plan ahead. That way if I plan ahead I won't need it. I know crazy thing to worry about but now that a doctor told me there is a situation where some people just get dehydrated and there is no explaination, I figure I will be prepared. I am also continuing to research for solutions to keep me from getting like this. I took this last doctors advice and am eating a little mineral salt on my food now to try and help. I also have made eletrolyte beverages part of my daily intake. Also have added banana to my diet. Just trying everything.
I want to thank all of my sparks buddies. You all are so kind and I really appreciated the sparks goodies and well wishes. They really are a comfort when you are not feeling well.
Hope all my sparks buddies are doing just great today. Make it a great day.