A week ago my husband was starting to get flu like symptoms, loss of appetite, weakness, but no fever. Then a couple days later he threw up several times in a few hours, which is not normal for him when he's sick. He got rushed to the ER where they said he had acute kidney failure and his sodium was severely depleted.
The doctors aren't sure what is wrong, they think it's some kind of virus. He did have a surgery 14 years ago that removed his large intestine due to ulcerative colitis, which has caused him to become more easily dehydrated.
He was in the hospital for a couple days, and he's been home 3 days, but now he has a fever, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite, and I don't know what to do. There are so many kinds of viruses and I'm worried sick.
The doctor said yesterday that his liver numbers were high and his potassium and sodium were too low. But they still don't know what's causing all of this, please help! I don't know if these are all side effects from the medicine he was on (anti-biotic and potassium) or if it's getting worse or if his body is just fighting it off. :(