My husband is schedule to have his decompression and fusion on the L4-L5 he has degentative disc disease and a complete tear. He had try to donate his blood for his surgery they want 2 pints but only got one done because after wards he passed out where his eyes roll back in his head took awhile to get him to come around scared the crap out of me and the staff as well. They told him they are going to call his surgeron that they say it isnt' safe for him to donate blood a week later. His iron was only 11 that day to begin with. I start him on iron the next day..
He had his chest xray, ekg, blood work,urine last week. I look online to find out the results and found them the xray, urine and some of the blood work was normal. But looks like there is a problem with the kidneys he had this a few years ago while on metformin he was taken off it then it resolved itself then was put back on it a year ago or so and his creatine has been fine up until now. It isn't as high like it was back in 2007 when it got up to 2.4 and that is when he was sent to a kidney dr. Here are the abnormal labs that I see on the report:
Bun (blood urea nitrogen) 29 high
CL (chloride) 97 low
Creatine 1.65 high
Est GFR african american 57 low (weird he is white) hmm
Est GFR non african american 47 low
Glucose 150 high
Hematrocrit 32.7 low
Hemoglobin 11 low
RBC 3.66 low
I am concern these labs will keep him from getting the surgery? That they would cancel this surgery do to the labs showing some kidney problems which I believe the metformin is the problem again. Calling his primary dr tomorrow to see if he wants to discontinue the metformin and try something else. He sees his primary for pre op physical on Thursday. Just a few days before his surgery. Its a week from tomorrow and now I am getting worried he won't be able to get the surgery. He really needs it I had to catch him twice from falling to the floor. I had to come running from another room. He trys to walk with his walker says I am only walking to the bathroom or kitchen but he falls his legs just give out. Now the pain was just down his hip and legs now it is the hips, legs and now feet. He said the stingy type pain went away which would come and go and now its more severe pain from his back down his hips, legs and feet. I caught him this morning he had gotten up early this morning to go to the bathroom and he was struggling which getting out of bed is the worst time for him. And when he was making alot of noise in the kitchen I knew something was wrong. I yell are you ok he didn't answer so I ran and he was holding onto the counter he try to walk again and I could see he was going down and here I come running and catching his fall. But I can't always be home or see this happen. So when I Left this morning I put the walker in front of the bed he call me why did you do that. I said so you use it to get out of bed. He gets me mad when he dont' use it which was most of the day until later in the day when the pain gets so bad that he is struggling to walk. He has a cane but I think it doesn't help much I notice his posture is better with the walker it also has a seat so if he feels like he needs a break or his legs giving out he can sit.
well sorry for writing such a long post. Just got alot to vent about and hoping someone can give me advice about the blood work. Also his anxiety is high about having another surgery. He is afraid he is not going to make it thru it.