Re: blood in urine... from liver?
I took him to the ER Thursday afternoon. Liver failure. We found out about the hep-c in 1999. It was from blood he got after a bad wreck in 1986. He took the 1 year treatment in 2000 and the hep-c is not active now. He was told in 2000 that he had cirrohis, but he did not quit drinking his beer.. not until May of this year. He is now in the final stages of cirrohis. He was confused and could not walk without falling and I finally got him to the hospital. I figured his ammonia level was high or sodium low, or both. We have had problems with these before. His ammonia was 169 in July but he wasn't this bad. The fluid pills drop his sodium level, and they do not help the fluid. He is on laysix and sprion..somthing or another. And of course lactulose. When he gave his urine sample at the ER it was completely red. Not dark, but like all blood. He is still in the hospital. We only have 2 urologist in our town. The other one is out of town. But, they did some kind of tests and said his kidneys are okay, there was one small cyst, but not big enough to cause this kind of bleeding. His ammonia level was only 50 and his sodium was just a little low. His hemoglobin was really low, 7. They have gave him blood and platelets. That's really all they have done. There a more tests they are going to do to see where the bleeding is coming from, but they said it would be Monday. Geeze. Meanwhile, they took him off his pain meds, which he has been on since 2005. Said it might confuse him. He has a hip prostesis and is in a lot of pain. Needless to say, I am not very happy with this hospital. Will let you know how it goes. I don't plan on letting the urologist that seen him do anything to him. I will get him out of town if any kind of surgery is needed.
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