dad's sugar was 29 not good, he still needs prayers

Sunday, February 03, 2013

I'm on my way to go see dad today, yesterday he told me his sugar went down to 29 I asked the nurse if he was confused when it went down that low cause I know when I brought my mom to the hospital when I had a broken foot it was that low and she was getting confused. They said no and were shocked he wasn't or even worse had gone into a diabetic coma, thank god they checked it him in time, they did the reading 3 times to make sure it was correct.
He's not liking the hospital food, but I told him he needs to eat so it never gets that low again, he's never had that problem before.
I googled complaints and will be calling about that nursing home tomorrow, even if it helps another person in that home that would be wonderful, all I know is my dad will not be going back there!
He was in good spirits yesterday, he loved seeing my son and my son thanked him for getting the blood transfusion for him. I'll be leaving to go see him soon, when I left him yesterday he asked me to tuck him in, he looked so cute all you could see was his head hahaha.
Again thanks for all the prayers you've sent our way! emoticon
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    prayed for your dad............and you of course. Leave dad some snacks of something he likes so he will eat. I am amazed that he was feeling funny at #29 as I have felt funny at #43
    1908 days ago
    I would say that, if he is lucid enough to do his own testing, he should probably test every 2 hours instead of waiting for the nursing home staff. My grandma was in a nursing home for years where the staff was awesome, but they were so busy they could only check a few times a day. To be safe, he should probably eat something before it drops too low, I'd say at 70 or 80 at the latest. The previous poster's idea of leaving snacks with him is good. Maybe you could even make him a little schedule (and set an alarm) to eat a little bit every three hours.
    Good luck, and take care!
    1908 days ago
    Can't say that I blame your father. Hospital food has never been known for being "tasty". Could you bring him a few snacks to munch on when he's feeling hungry ? maybe some peanuts or mixed nuts. When my aunt had her hip replaced, I told my cousin to ask her doctor about protein drinks as a way to increase her caloric intake. Would your dad have a protein drink like Ensure if the doctor said it was okay ?


    Stay warm !
    1908 days ago
    Hope all goes well and he gets care and a diff home when hospital tries to boot him out. HUGS
    1908 days ago
    Keeping to in our thoughts and prayers

    Make Today a Great Day!
    1908 days ago
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    I hope he stabilizes and gets better!
    1908 days ago
    I'll light a candle for you and your family when I go to Church.
    1908 days ago
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