Son in Hospital

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  1. Irishdave

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    My son (29) went in the hospital with "acute kidney failure" they had to transfer him a Las Vegas hospital. I am worrying, waiting for Facebook up dates (I get phone calls too) sitting here 290 miles away.
     
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    Oh, Dave, I'm so sorry to hear this.
     
  4. Irishdave

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    Thank you very much
    His wife's parents are watching the kids
    I may have to drive up and do a couple shifts
     
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    Hugs Dave. I'll keep you guys in my prayers.
     
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    Hugs and prayers from me as well, Dave.
     
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    Your family is in my thoughts. Keep us posted.
     
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    Hugs and prayers, Dave. Stay strong.
     
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    I hope everything turns out well.
     
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    Hugs, Dave.
     
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    Praying for him and for you.
     
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    prayers sent your way....
     
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    Dave, if I could hug the stuffing out of you right now, I would. If you can manage the drive to be there for him and his, do so. Please keep us in the loop, because we are there for you.
     
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    I hope it definitely turns out okay Dave. =[
     
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    I second this. :hugs:
     
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    Hugs, Dave. Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way.
     
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    my son's kidney function has improved but they are gonna run some more tests and the renal doc says that it does seem muscle related so he is going to do a kidney ultrasound and some more labs to see if he is improving! it might be Rhabdomyolysis.

    He has been at the prison guard academy and they have to endure what they call "2 minutes to live" it is where they have another guard attack you for 2 mins and you have to use the skills that you have learned in self defense, It can get brutal I just hope he does not lose his job over this. The prison he will be working at is a minimum- and medium-security prisons but it is under the public eye since 3 prisoners escaped back in 2010 and went on a crime spree
     
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    Goodness! Hope he's okay. Hugs.
     
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    Irishdave, my thoughts are with you and your family. It is so hard to stand back and watch your children suffer.
     
  20. Irishdave

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    The famous "Tell me about it"
     
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    Wow Dave, I have been following this and praying for you and your son. Please keep us updated!
     
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    :hugs: thoughts are with you and your family, Dave. Keep us posted.
     
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    Thinking of you and your family!
     
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    I think and so does my DIL that it is a combination of a bad muscle injury, too much soda and too much energy drinks. The muscle injury makes the Kidneys work harder and with the energy drinks having the extra caffeine It increases the BP.. His Kidneys just said, "Hold on there buster!"
     
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    :hugs: and prayers for your son, Dave.
     
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    That is scary to hear. I had acute kidney failure at 31 due to a rare reaction to penicillin. Years later the same thing happened to my dad. His was rhabdomyalysis due to cholesterol medication. We were both pretty sick for awhile and on dialysis, but things turned out fine. Hope he continues to improve.
     
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    Sorry to hear Dave! :hugs: hopefully things will continue to improve!
     
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    Kidneys are rather resilient little things. He'll be good. You are in my thoughts.
     
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    He might be release in the morning so he can go home and rest. I think since my DIL is a nursing student and a former corpsman in the navy, they are not giving her info just because she will know if it is medical double talk.
     
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    Am I right in guessing his kidneys were beaten into submission during a work training exercise? Yikes! I'm glad he will recover.
     
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    Oh how scary -- Adding my positive thoughts and prayers for his strong recovery and that his job will of course take him back open arms because they know the value of looking after their own.
     
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    This is like a roller coaster
    They have to do a biopsy of his kidney and they are gonna do dialysis.
    The dialysis is to give his kidneys a rest
     
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    Crudbunnies.
     
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    Hugs and prayers to you and your family, Dave.
     
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    We have a diagnosis
    it is Rhabdomyolysis.
    and everything they have been doing is the correct treatment
    He is, so far, out of the woods
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    One thing My son sounds sooooo funny when high on pain killers (morphine) "Say helllooo to my little friend "
     
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    Out of the woods is good. Continued thoughts and prayers.:love:
     
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    http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/rhabdomyolysis-symptoms-causes-treatments is a page on the diagnosis, if anyone's interested. The root rhabdo- is 'skeletal', myo- is 'muscle', and lysis is 'dissolving or breakdown' as in analysis. When skeletal muscle fiber gets broken down rapidly, the metabolic result passes through the kidneys, which Do Not Appreciate the additional load.
     
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    Praying for continued recovery and that he is able to keep his job.
     
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    Look after yourself, too. Grandpas need to stay healthy to help the family.
     
  40. Irishdave

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    Thank you I will.
     
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    Thanks for the breakdown TG and thank goodness you have some answers Dave. That's some of the stress right there.
     

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