With this latest hospitalization I was in Wake Forest Baptist hospital in NC, and they have a system that posts ALL lab results to MyWakeChart where I can review them online. There are over a hundred since I was admitted Jan. 30. I was discharged Monday Feb. 4th and went back for an Acute Care follow-up appointment on Friday Feb, 8th.
The lab results from Friday's blood draw were posted before I even got home!
My hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets, white and red blood cell count, phosphorus and iron are all still way below normal.
My potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, chloride, and protein levels are all barely in the low-low-normal range.
I eat pretty well, so why my body isn't processing/absorbing these things baffles me. The MyWakeChart merely posts lab results, not how and why I may have gotten there.
I'll have a raft of questions for Digestive Health when I go on March 11, but the quest for more nutritional answers might be a long investigative haul down many avenues.