Sunday, November 6, 2016

Another Ambulance Ride

KK spent the night at my parents' house last night. While she was taking a bath this morning, she told my mom that she felt "weird" and wanted to lay down. When she got out of the tub, she fainted...thankfully, my mom was right there to help her to the floor. My dad called 911, then they called me at church. KK was talking well (even though she was scared) which put me at ease. I was still on the phone when the ambulance arrived at my parents' house. I heard KK tell them that she was out of it the last time she had an ambulance ride. The paramedic took KK's blood pressure and it was really low (my mom thinks the diastolic number was 20-something). They brought her to the ER in Leominster where I arrived shortly afterwards. KK sounded and looked good though tired and weak. Her blood pressure was on the low side of normal. They had trouble drawing blood through an IV and through her port. After they hung a bag of fluids through the IV, they were able to draw blood through her port. Just a few minutes later, KK started to perk up and her blood pressure normalized. It was determined that she was dehydrated.

A funny side note: I told my parents that I thought KK was just dehydrated just before they came in with the bag of fluids...not five minutes later, the nurse came in with the fluids and said the same exact thing. I really should have some kind of medical degree by the time this journey ends.


Terri said...

Start signing everything with NM after your name - for Nurse Mom :)

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear it was something normal like dehydration.

Heidi Peterson said...

Yes, you should have a degree by now! So glad is was just dehydration.