You never know how strong you are until the chips are down.

August 4, 2022 1:04am CST
My son wanted to do look at a desk as he is setting up a new home work station. We went to the store and we were checking out the desks, and all of a sudden he had to sit down. He got white and shaky and hot, somehow I got him to the car with the help of a nice store worker and flew to the ER. They came out and plopped him in a wheelchair and took him back. I went through the info and all the red tape and here we are. It’s 1am. We are waiting on labs and tests. So if you have a spare minute, please wish upon a star for him that this goes well. I’m so frazzled out, he just hasn’t been well at all. I find myself thinking of some kind of vacation but that’s just not possible right now…I think I’m just tired to the bone. . Thanks for listening to me moan and groan.
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@flapiz (17859)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug
How is your son doing now? I am so sorry to hear this. That's an ordeal surely you are allowed to moan.
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4 Aug
We didn't get out of there until so, so late. But after he had a double iron infusion, they let him come home. They said his iron was so low he could hardly move. That's happened before, but since we take him for iron infusions on a regular basis, we were surprised on this nosedive. He will go back on Friday to get rechecked and hopefully it will be ok for now. We never lose hope over here. Thank you.
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@flapiz (17859)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug
@MarieCoyle Hmmm yes you need to get that checked cause he may be bleeding somewhere unknown if his iron is dipping like that. I wish you well and will keep you in my prayers.
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4 Aug
Well, we have been everywhere but Mayo clinic, I swear. We are doing the best we can for now, thank you for the good wishes and prayers.
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@yoalldudes (32591)
• Philippines
4 Aug
Sending my prayers that he will get well soon.
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4 Aug
Thank you so much. We were there for hours. He gets regular iron infusions as well as blood transfusions from time to time due to an intestinal bleed. Sure enough, that was it, his iron had dived way down. He just went for his regular infusion, but they gave him another double one, so hopefully that will help him. I did get to bring him home for now. Things just don't seem to ever be boring over here, LOL.
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@yoalldudes (32591)
• Philippines
4 Aug
@MarieCoyle I hope you do have a support system present there.
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@cacay1 (73279)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Aug
@MarieCoyle, that's scary.
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@DaddyEvil (86681)
• United States
4 Aug
I'm keeping you and your son in my thoughts. Something like that happens to me if my blood pressure suddenly drops for no apparent reason. Usually, if I sit still or lie down for twenty minutes or so, I'll start getting my color back and start feeling better. It used to happen every two or three months while at work at Walmart. The doctors still haven't figured out why it happens. (It happened a couple of weeks ago while Pretty and I were shopping in Walmart, picking up groceries. I went out to the car and laid down on the seat. I was stating to feel better by the time Pretty finished shopping and paying for the groceries.)
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4 Aug
Yes, his BP will get erratic, then he gets very faint and weak. No warning. Usually right after the iron infusions he perks up a bit, but the last one didn't seem to do that. So last night he got double infusions. We got out of there about dawn....had to get my car out of a scary parking garage, and load him up and take him home. We don't get too bored over here! I hope you are doing better?
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@DaddyEvil (86681)
• United States
4 Aug
@MarieCoyle I'm glad he's doing better for now. I wish there was a cure for him. I'm always fine. Thank you for asking.
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@DaddyEvil (86681)
• United States
5 Aug
@MarieCoyle I understand. I'm not that tall but currently weigh more than that. People ask me the same thing... When told it's a blood pressure problem, they ask why don't I see a doctor and get it "fixed". If the doctors could "fix" it, I would have done that.
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@Kandae11 (46843)
4 Aug
I am so sorry this happened again. I read that some people cannot absorb iron - so eating iron rich foods might not help. It would be helpful if there was an instrument , one you could have at home to measure when his iron levels are dangerously low.
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4 Aug
There is a reason my hair turned white so fast. But it's only hair. It's hard to watch and to know that as a parent we just can't always fix things like we wish we could. Thank you, Kandase.
@cacay1 (73279)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Aug
I think he's over stressed, He needs rest. Don't worry much he will be fine. Prayers sent for your son's recovery as soon as possible.
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4 Aug
Thank you. It's more than stress, his body is not making enough iron.
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@cacay1 (73279)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug
@MarieCoyle , it could be cured. There is iron supplement and right vegetables for iron deficiency.
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6 Aug
@cacay1 His current diet is very high in good vegetables and iron supplements. They are not enough in his case. That's why he has to have infusions.
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@much2say (55982)
• Los Angeles, California
16h
I am late on this . . . how is your son doing? I hope he is much better today . . . that sounded scary! Moms always worry even with grown kids . . . no worries, we are here to listen .
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13h
He seemed better Friday and Saturday, fairly washed out yesterday, and today he seems better again. Like I've said, it sure isn't boring over here...he goes to the dr. on Wednesday. Thanks for asking.
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@much2say (55982)
• Los Angeles, California
10h
@MarieCoyle Oh goodness - sounds like it happens on and off - whatever it is that causes it. Glad to hear he seems better today. Hope all goes well at his appointment in a couple days.
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10h
@much2say I keep saying it will have a solution. We are more than ready for that solution to happen! Thank you.
@Blondie2222 (28639)
• United States
6 Aug
I hope all is well and it's nothing major. Sometimes I get like that when shopping too I don't know if it's anxiety or what but it doesn't happen too oftten.
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6 Aug
He has fluctuating BP that will be under control for a while, then it will just dive down super fast. No warning.
@Blondie2222 (28639)
• United States
7 Aug
@MarieCoyle That's weird, hopefully they can figure it out and have it so he can manage his BP and not have any problems again.
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@gtdoss (213)
8 Aug
How terribly frightening! I hope everything worked out okay with your son! And you need to take care of yourself as well!
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8 Aug
He has been ill for months and we make the rounds of specialists, I should be used to it but I'm not. He wants to feel better so, so badly. Thank you.
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@moonandstars (60456)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
7 Aug
i'll pray for him to get better and i am really sorry this happened.
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8 Aug
It's just another pothole in what has been a very bumpy road for the last year. We do what we need to do...and we appreciate the prayers, thank you.
@jobelbojel (31238)
• Philippines
5 Aug
I am so sorry this happened to your son. Hope and pray that he will get well the soonest.
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6 Aug
Thank you so much, I do, too.
@Beestring (2892)
• Hong Kong
4 Aug
I'm sorry to hear this. Hope your son will get well soon.
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4 Aug
Thank you, I appreciate the good wishes.
@jstory07 (122445)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Aug
Was he feeling bad from the heat. Is it hot where you are.
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4 Aug
Very very hot! But we were inside.
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