Saturday, May 10, 2008

Potassium Deficiency (Hypokalemia)

My nephew was diagnosed with Potassium Deficiency (Hypokalemia) last Monday, May 5, 2008. His potassium level was so low that he just collapsed while playing basketball after coming from his hospital duty. His friends had to lift him back to his house. The doctor said he is lucky to make it one time before any cardiac arrest happened. The incident happened during the day but had to wait for his parents to be home for they were out of town. They had to rush him to Davao Doctors Hospital. When I talked to my sister she said she was so nervous and sad upon seeing his son that only his head can moved and was crying for help. He was paralyzed for two days nothing can move. It started from his feet up to his legs, arms and fingers. When they were at the hospital his blood pressure even went to 160/100 too high for a 21 year old. Glad that they are out of the hospital now and he is back to normal but was advised by the doctor to stop playing basketball and to take enough rest.

Lord we thank you for saving NiƱo and for giving him another chance to live. Thank you also to all the doctors that have helped him and to his siblings Em em, Shemar and Krismar who were there and never left him while waiting for their parents.

I also talked to him on the phone and he was crying saying the incident was so scary thought he will die. I told him to take care of his health and to eat foods that are high in potassium like bananas, oranges.

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