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  • Posted By: ZAPPASGIRL
  • November 21, 2006
  • 06:41 AM

Last week my best friend started complaining of back pain. Within a day it was getting so bad he went to the emergency of our local hospital, they gave him some pain pills and took him off work for a week. He just kept feeling worse and worse. A day or two after he went to the hospital, the ambulance had to come and get him. When he reached the hospital his blood pressure was extremely high and he was in terrible pain with his back.(he had told me the night before that he felt like it was hurting near his kidneys). They got his blood pressure lowerd, then all of the sudden the bottom dropped out of it. They finnally got it somewhat leveld out but his back pain was just getting worse. He was running a fever, around 101 degrees. All of the urine tests and what ever blood tests they took showed nothing , except his blood sugar level was over 300. They did hart tests , organ tests an MRI but nothing can be found. Then when he woke up this morning he could not move his legs, he could feel the sensations when you touched him but he can not move them at all, they had NO idea why. By this evening his speech is starting to slur, they did more tests, CATSCANS, MRI's, they said he may have had a stroke sometime during the night. But they think they found some damage in the lower valves of his heart. But they still can not find what is causing the severe back pain and the fever.They also had to put a cathadore in him. Hels 43, 6 foot tall and weighs around 300 pounds, PLEASE , THERE HAS TO BE SOMEONE THAT MAY KNOW SOMETHING HIS CONDITION IS DETIERIATING FAST AND I KNOW SOMEONE HAS THE ANSWER. OR POSSIBILITY OR COMMENT PLEASE HELP US:( :( :(

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  • This is rare but anything is worth investigating.Try diebetic ketonacidosis. Does the following sound relevant?In contrast, high blood sugar can trigger an episode over a period of several hours or even days. This risk is greatest during illness, when insulin requirements rise. The blood sugar can creep up, ultimately resulting in coma, a reaction also known as diabetic ketonacidosis. Once of the warning signs of developing high blood sugar is the inability to keep down fluids. Possible long-term complications include stroke, blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, gangrene and nerve damage.Your friends so far by your description is showing signs of stoke, kidney failure and nerve damage.Agape and prayers,searchingsam
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 21, 2006
    • 11:47 AM
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  • PS have them check potassium levels. This may have something to do with triggering the sicknessSearchingsam
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 21, 2006
    • 11:51 AM
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  • Thank you so much for your reply. They have discoverd some kind of abcess on his spine, but we don't know what ,or where it might of came from. they put him in emergency surgery to remove it. In fact he is in surgery right now. We are waiting to hear something, it's just a real scary long wait. But yes I do believe that the blood sugar level may be a contributing factor. Thank You again for your response Zappasgirl
    ZAPPASGIRL 1 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 07:40 AM
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  • O, that is such good news!!! Please do keep us posted to your friends progress; the reasons for the high blood suger would be interesting, hopefully he will make a full recovery from its affects.All the best.searchingsam
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 00:44 PM
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