This is about my mother-in law. She is 81 years old and a type II diabetic. She had open heart surgery in 2000 and has a replaced value. In the spring of 2007 she experienced, fatigue, shortness of breath. To the point of near collapse. She saw her doctor who diagnosed her as anemic. she began iron supplements and was given blood. 6 months later, the same problems reoccurred. This time they tested and found peptic ulcers(several) and gave her meds to heal those, more iron IV's, and more blood. Following that, she was receiving iron every 4-6 weeks. After the ulcer med was finished they test her again and told her the ulcers were healed. She continued to have symptoms of fatigue and several shortness of breath. Now they are telling her that maybe the ulcers are not yet healed, but they would prefer not doing surgery, so they give her iron as she needs it. She has lost weight, lose of appetite, irritable, seems to have lost her mental edge, terrible night leg pain, trouble sleeping, nose bleeds that periodically come, and bouts of diarrhea. She is going in this morning because her blood work showed she needed more blood. They will be giving her 3 units. I can't shake the nagging feeling they are missing something. And I fear they are taking precious time that may make the real diagnoses come to late.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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