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This evening, my husband James was admitted to Emergency, then hospitalized, because of hyperkalemia — too high a level of potassium.
He’s been feeling weak, nauseous and dizzy for several weeks. This afternoon, he saw his primary care physician, who ordered a blood test. About eight hours after the blood test, we received a call from a nurse, informing us that James has hyperkalemia and must go to Emergency at once.
We quickly packed an over-night bag and I drove us to the hospital. In Emergency, his vital signs were taken, which look good. He received IV-fluid and albuterol, to temporarily lower his potassium until they can determine what is causing the hyperkalemia.
Two and a half years ago, James had a silent heart attack, followed by quadruple by-pass surgery.
I’d be grateful if you would say a prayer for James. I probably won’t be posting as much as I usually do.
Thank you, all, and may God bless you and your loved ones.
UPDATE (Saturday 7 a.m.):
Just woke up and spoke to James. He’s still in Emergency because they don’t have a bed for him in the regular part of the hospital. He’s stable, receiving more treatment to lower his potassium, and having more tests (urinalysis, X-rays) to determine the cause of the hyperkalemia. Hopefully, he’ll be released from hospital Monday. I’ll be visiting him this morning and inform him of all your prayers and concern.
Thank you, dear friends.
~Eowyn

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  1. Prayers for you and James…I hope he recovers soon. Take care my friend!

     
  2. Abba, you are a God of miracles and You said if we ask for bread, You will not give us a stone. Father, You also said that healing is the children’s bread and this child of yours, James, desires to be healed. I ask that you will touch him and make him every wit whole. In Yeshua’s mighty Name I ask this mercy, amen and amen. Halleluyah!

     
  3. Of course we will be praying for James, and you Eowyn! Just know we are here for you, and will be praying for the Lord to keep His steadfast healing hand over James, as well as comfort and as much peace is possible for you all… God Bless you two also! In Christ’s love my sister ~peace~

     
  4. Dear Eowyn,
    We will be praying for James and you. May he recovers fast!!

     
  5. Eowyn as many times (and I stress “MANY”) you been there for all of us we will be there for you! Prayers on its way!!!!!!!!!

     
  6. Dear Eowyn, I pray that the Lord holds both of you close, to heal James and to comfort and strengthen both of you. God Bless and protect both of you.

     
  7. My dear friend, we here will all be praying for you and James! You feel like family members. I do know from doing our office charts that this is treatable, but I will ask my husband about it when he gets up. Forget about us here for a while–your beloved husband needs you.

     
    • DW, both my mother and a neighbor have high potassium levels and are on special diets. It’s unfortunate that most of the foods that are recommended as primary to a healthful diet are also very high in potassium and off limits, green vegetables, etc.
      One thing that’s allowed is white bread. Crusty artisan bread is their new treat. I have a very quick and easy recipe for making a no-knead, ciabatta-style bread for them. It freezes very well.

       
  8. You and James are in my prayers. Potassium levels are critical to the electrolyte balancing act for the heart. May God be with you, James and his physicians.

     
  9. Just woke up and spoke to James. He’s still in Emergency because they don’t have a bed for him in the regular part of the hospital. He’s stable, receiving more treatment to lower his potassium, and having more tests (urinalysis, X-rays) to determine the cause of the hyperkalemia. Hopefully, he’ll be released from hospital Monday. I’ll be visiting him this morning and inform him of all your prayers and concern.
    Thank you, dear friends.

     
  10. My prayers for you and James. Hope he and you are feeling better and happier soon.

     
  11. Added you both to my prayers…

     
  12. Dennis H. Bennett

    Ditto on sage’s faith-filled encouragement. You and James are being held in my heart and His heart, and no one can separate you from His love.

     
  13. Eo,I am willing you strength,I will keep you both close in my thoughts and prayers. Try and keep rested,so you may stay strong.

     
  14. Eowyn and James…….
    light filled prayers and love winging their way to you……May the Light of the Universe hold you and keep you close ….

     
  15. Prayers for Ewoyn and James.
    -Dave

     
  16. I am with you, my dear sister, Dr. Eowyn, always, and I am praying for Jim and you consistently throughout the day. The Triune God is with you and is personified as living in you through the Most Holy Eucharist, the true and real presence of Our Lord, Jesus. The Church Triumphant is with you, the holy angels and the wonderful saints. I have offered my day for you and for Jim and ask Our Blessed Lord to heal Jim and to give you continued strength, wrapping you and Jim in His warmth and love. I love you!

     
  17. Just read your post and we will pray for both of you and bring James up in prayer at Church tomorrow. God be with you both and give you strength.

     
  18. I wrote James’ name in our book of the sick so he will be prayed for at all of the masses tomorrow. (:

     
  19. I don’t know either of you personally (new to the blog) but by the shedding of Jesus’ blood we are kindred spirits. I will remember James in my prayers. Continue in the healing and keep the Scripture in mind, “by His stripes, we are healed.” My best wishes are winging their way to you and James. Be strong and give it all to Jesus. God bless you both.

     
  20. Dear GF,
    As I had reported in my previous update, there simply isn’t anything new to report. James is home; his potassium count is now normal; they still don’t really know what caused the hyperkalemia. They’re going with Plan A: the hypothesis that the culprit is his hi-blood pressure med Lisinopril. He’s off that, and will get very regular bloodtests to test that hypothesis. If the potassium goes up again, then they’ll have to go to Plan B: some other cause. James is anemic (got a blood transfusion in the hospital) and has other “issues” as well.
    Thanks for asking about me. Though I’m a very strong person, I did spend the last 2 days taking afternoon naps (which I don’t do). My energy level is restored, I hope.
    Bless you for your concern and prayers.

     
    • GF,
      The doctors say Lisinopril may cause hyperkalemia in some people. So, it’s a good idea for you to raise this issue with your doctor. A bloodtest won’t hurt either because excessive potassium has no symptoms, other than fatigue & nausea in some cases, but the effects can be disastrous, including cardiac arrest (because potassium governs muscle functioning, including our heart muscles).

       

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