John called me today to tell me the doctor wants him in the ER this afternoon after work because his blood sugar is out of control again. They need to get it back to good numbers before they'll do the surgery on Monday to remove his spleen.
On Tuesday he had his pre-op blood work done. His blood glucose level was 500+ (normal people have under 100) He just can't seem to get his diabetes under control! He takes 50 units of long-lasting insulin (Lantus), Metformin and Glimipiride every day, and still his numbers are in the 300s and sometimes even 400s. His doctor thinks he's converted from a type 2 diabetic to a type 1 (which means his pancreas is no longer making insulin... that's why all these meds aren't working) He needs more insulin or insulin more often in a day. As of tonight it was in the high 200s. I sure hope the endocrinologist talks to him tomorrow! I have been learning a LOT about diabetes in the past couple of years.
So his doc said he wanted him in the ER and probably would be admitted, which is exactly what happened. John sat in the ER (in a bed but still) from around 2 pm until just after 10 pm this evening when they finally got a bed for him. This is a really big hospital and it's amazing that they were that filled up that it took 8 hours to get him into a room! At 8 or so he asked if he could get something to eat... they never fed him!!!! The nurse got him a turkey sandwich then. It's a good thing he had lunch before he went to the hospital!
So now he's all settled in and his room mate is a big snorer!!! LOL GOOD! John kept me up half the night last night with his snoring! I forgot that I had ear plugs in the drawer.
The real pain for me is the hospital is 1 hour from my house! I just know I'm gonna be exhausted going from work to the hospital to home every night. I can stay at his apartment some of the nights, if I'm really tired. I just might do that. OH! And everyone calls me Mrs Russo. :) Everyone thinks we're married and we don't correct them.... it's easier that way.