Bad Blood Work

lookingheavenward

Bad Blood Work

lookingheavenward
Question-MarksWell, the doctor just called and said Mom's blood work is HORRIBLE and she might be in acute hepatitis due to medication interactions!

We don't have a lot of options. They want to do a medication holiday and I fear that that will KILL her.  My hands are tied and I don't know the next step.

I am out of my depth!

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lookingheavenward

<a href='http://www.caregiving.com/members/worriedwife/' rel=\"nofollow\">@worriedwife</a> - it is hard with uncaring doctors or those who only consider the clinical diagnosis rather than the whole person. Thank you for the prayers- we need them!

EllysGdaughter

Unbelievable! I am so sorry for the lack of \"bedside manner\" this doctor has! I can only assume you will walk slowly through this \"holiday\" and please, go with your gut, as much as possible. You have the right to pallitive care and maybe check with hospice due to the seriousness of this situation - maybe better advice/care??? Oooh, I sure hope you can speak with a Doctor who will be more forthcoming and sensitive. Praying for you both!!

LilMagill

Oh my gosh, LH, I'm so sorry! The situation you describe is just awful! I can't imagine having to choose to put my mother through something like that.

Denise

Hi LH--I'm so sorry to hear this. It's overwhelming to think about these kinds of decisions. Did the doctor explain how your mom's pain will be managed if she has the medication vacation (which really isn't a vacation at all)?