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I'm really worried about dh!

Anonymous
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So he's had a sore throats for months and wouldn't get it checked out because he's scared it's throat cancer (he smokes and occasionally chews and great grandfather died from throat cancer) well last night his sore throats was a lot worse (he was almost in tears and was desperately trying a bunch of different things for relief) I made him dinner and he attempted to eat but then freaked out and ran upstairs and I heard a huge "thud". I ran upstairs to see what happened and he was lying face down on our bedroom floor, shaking and sweating. He kept saying, "something is wrong. Please take me to the hospital. I don't think I can get up. Please help me." So I called his mom so she could take care of the kids while I took him to the hospital. We had to help him into the car. He seemed very lethargic and out of it.

Him asking to go to the hospital is huge. He is terrified of hospitals and needles.

In the emergency room they did a urine test, ekg, strep test, and blood test. Everything came back normal except potassium was slightly low (doesn't surprise me with how much he was sweating). They didn't know what to tell him and sent him back home. He was afraid to go to sleep last night. He said he barely remembers what happened and his body still doesn't feel right and still keeps saying something is wrong. He is in bed right now not wanting to move :(.

Anyone else experienced any of this?
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 15, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 15, 2017 at 9:24 AM
Bump
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 15, 2017 at 9:25 AM
No, but he should follow up with his regular doc. ER docs have been known to be wrong.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 15, 2017 at 9:26 AM
I haven't, I'm sorry. Is he seeing his GP asap? I hope it's nothing serious.
mrsmom110
by NO on Feb. 15, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Make an appt w/ your family Dr.  Don't let anyone dismiss his concerns.  We need to trust our intuition when it comes to our bodies.  Best of luck.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 15, 2017 at 9:27 AM
I would go back to the ER and refuse to leave. If he says something is wrong, something is. A grown man knows his own body.
awelling
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 9:29 AM
I would go to your personal physician.
K3412
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 9:29 AM
He needs to be following up with his primary care physician immediately. He very likely will have to see a specialist As well. He can't just continue to ignore it, but one ER visit isn't going to find the problem. It could be threat cancer, or it could be any number of other things of varying severity. The one thing that is for certain is that he can't continue to ignore it. He has to seek medical help.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Feb. 15, 2017 at 9:30 AM
What was their explanation of what happened to him?? I would take him to see another Dr that would look him over more thoroughly.
mojogirl
by Ouiser Boudreaux on Feb. 15, 2017 at 9:31 AM

he needs to follow-up with his doctor. like today. the only job of the er is to make sure you're not in an immediate life-threatening situation. beyond that, it's not their job. but he obviously needs to be under a doctor's care.

rockyhawk
by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 9:32 AM
I've been blown off by ER doctors before when my daughter was sick and it turned out to be very serious. Go see your GP or go to a different ER if you can't get an appointment. You never know what that first doctor could have missed.
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