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Old 06-07-2005, 02:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My favorite cousin is in the hospital.

Have any ideas?
and since H&H is slow moving, I'm hoping to catch a few more comments.


Edited to change title b/c no one was even looking at my thread, I'm too tired to be interesting.
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Old 06-07-2005, 03:41 AM
 
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sounds to me like the same symptoms my grandfather had, but his was just basic congenative (sp?) heart failure. Did they test for diabetes? I know that does something to the kidneys (FIL has diabetes) Sure wish I could help you - <----- I know it doesn't help much, just wanted to show some support
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off to read your llink.
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Thanks
We do have a family history of diabetes. I hope they'll test for it. Thanks for the suggestion.
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I hope you get some answers soon. I've heard about diabetes in relation to auto-immune disorders. Are you thinking that his illness is caused by environmental factors because of the chemical/biological exposure?
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I hope you get some answers soon. I've heard about diabetes in relation to auto-immune disorders. Are you thinking that his illness is caused by environmental factors because of the chemical/biological exposure?
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I hope everything gets sorted out quickly!
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I'm so sorry your dear cousin is goign through something so mysterious.

wishing you and your family peace.

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Thanks, mamas for all the support. It helps.
No answers yet. . .
I think his glucose levels were normal when they did the initial blood screening, so I don't think they are suspecting diabetes at this point.
Just suspecting that all the vaccinations/chemical exposure in the "Gulf Crisis" could have caused something to go haywire. I know his wife is also suspecting this, so hopefully they'll bring it up!
Anyway, thanks again for all of the support, May was a looong month (I had strep throat and a bad stomach virus, my dh had/s debilitating sciatica, I parented alone while I was sick and my dcs got chicken pox-which we was the high point and the same stomach bug, and we had no income b/c dh didn't work and is self employed) so sorry to come here and whine, but I've just had my fill.
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Any conclusions yet? Is your cousin still in the hospital?

I hope your family is healthier this month!!
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Thanks! We know nothing conclusive yet. He is home, on a nitro patch and about 10 other medications. His kidney function is down 60% still, but his bp is controlled by meds. They are testing his kidneys to see if they are manufacturing a certain hormone and if not, he will need a kidney biopsy. The Drs have not given any possible diagnoses yet, so we're just waiting. But, at least he is at home, exhausted, but functioning.
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glad he is home. Things always feel better at home. Best wishes for some good news soon.

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Thanks! We know nothing conclusive yet. He is home, on a nitro patch and about 10 other medications. His kidney function is down 60% still, but his bp is controlled by meds. They are testing his kidneys to see if they are manufacturing a certain hormone and if not, he will need a kidney biopsy. The Drs have not given any possible diagnoses yet, so we're just waiting. But, at least he is at home, exhausted, but functioning.
wishing a speedy recovery

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