RE.HIGH POTASSIUM: from ALLISON on 2005-06-01
HI MY FATHER HAS PROSTRATE CANCER GOING ON 7 YEARS,LAST YEAR ONE OF HIS KIDNEYS FAILED THE OTHER IS ONLY RUNNING AT 70\%,HE GOES IN TO HOSPITAL EVERY 3 MONTHS TO HAVE HIS STINT CHANGED,THE LAST TIME HE WAS IN THEY DISCOVERED HE HAD SOME BONE CANCER IN HIS GROIN AND GAVE HIM RADIATION,HE IS NOW IN AGAIN FOR HIS STINT CHANGE BUT THIS TIME HIS POTASSIUM LEVELS ARE TO HIGH ,COULD YOU TELL ME WHAT MAY HAVE CAUSED THIS AND HOW CAN IT BE CONTROLLED HE WILL NOT BE HAVEING HIS STINT CHANGED FOR A FEW DAYS UNTILL THIS IS UNDER CONTROL,HE HAS BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH ALREADY,ANY LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED
re.high potassium: from allison on 2005-06-04
thank-you for your reply,since i e-mailed you last my fathers potassium returned to normal levels and he was able to have his stint changed which all went well,he is now waiteing to see if the cancer in his groin has gone any futher and will he need any more radiation ,the doctor treating him is not overly worried,my father is a remarkable man ,he trys to be brave but it all gets to much at times for him ,he has been fighting this for 7and a half years ,and is only 60 years old,i would urge all young men out there to get tested as early as in there 30s ,its only a simple blood test,its easier to have a needle in you than have your
family deel with the heartbreak of you becoming another statistic.