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FW: [IPk] hyperglycaemia and encephalitis

I sent this to the list the other night but it bounced back so I am sending it
again. After me coming round to the idea that it actually was encaphalitis and
not hypoglycaemia he was seen by another doctor yesterday who said he thought
it WAS hypoglycaemia! However I think he was a diabetologist and the doctor
who said it was encaphalitis was a neurologist. No doubt if they send an
obstetrician to see him we will find out he is pregnant with twins lol!

His BMs were lower yesterday, although still in double figures, and I have
been told they are trying to keep them at between 10 and 15 for the moment,
presumably to avoid hypos and/or increase his hypo awareness. He went for a
little walk around the hospital yesterday, although he said he does still feel
a little dizzy. The dietician came to see him and asked what he had been
eating and said she is going to get the staff to keep a record of what he eats
for a while. He had had a banana and some orange juice with his lunch and she
said it would be better while his BMs are high to spread out his fruit
consumptiion more - I don't suppose many 22 year old men get told off ffor
eating too much fruit lol!

Brenda, mum of David, 22

From: email @ redacted
To: email @ redacted
Subject: RE: [IPk] hyperglycaemia and encephalitis
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:44:36 +0100

yes, he's in Ward 21, I was told it was a diabetes ward but when I looked on
the website there is another ward listed as a diabetes ward and Ward 21 is
listed as diabetes/general so it may be that not all the patients have

I've just been reading up on encephalitis and can see that it could be that. I
hope they will be able to tell us definitely but it may mean that David can't
drive for 6 months. David did say the neurologist mentioned that possibility
to him.

Brenda, mum of David, 22

> Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:29:23 +0100
> Subject: Re: [IPk] hyperglycaemia and encephalitis
> From: email @ redacted
> To: email @ redacted
> Brenda
> Is David in aintree? I have experience of the diabetes ward there.
> Feel free to message off list.
> Sandie
> On 23/06/2011, Brenda Cookson <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > apparently today's favoured diagnosis is encaphalitis, although I only
> > this because David said the neurologist told him this. I don't know if it
> > still just a possibility or whether it is a definite diagnosis but it was
> > mentioned as a possibility very early on.
> >
> > I find this interesting
> >
> > Encephalitis Facts
> >
> > Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain
> > Inflammation is usually caused by infection or an inappropriate
> > response to infection
> >
> > so, would an 'inappropriate auto-immune response' be more likely in
> > who already has an auto-immune disorder?
> >
> > David had BMs yesterday of 15.9 and 16.9 and today they have all been in
> > 20s and I think one was even in the 30s. Their response to this is to put
> > him
> > on IV fluids - so he is no longer wireless - and I would have thought IV
> > insulin would have been better. Instead they have put him back on Novomix
> > and told him how many units to use, which is much less than he normally
> > uses.
> > They allegedly do BMs every 2 hours, but that doesn't seeem to happen -
> > this is a diiabetes ward!
> >
> > He is booked in for an MRI scan on Monday afternoon and apparently
> > suggested that he might get a weekend pass out, although I doubt it with
> > such
> > high BMs.
> >
> >
> > Brenda, mum of David, 22
> > .
> .
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