Has anyone seen this?

  1. My sil called me, she has abnormal uterine bleeding/heavy periods.... anyway she went to the er because she was feeling very weak... they gave her some blood, and 3 hours later they sent her home??? has anybody ever seen this??? To go home so early after getting blood????:uhoh21:
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    If it's a known condition and she stablized. But if it's a new condition of previously unknown origin I would be a little wary of that.
  4. by   RNOTODAY
    Quote from Tweety
    If it's a known condition and she stablized. But if it's a new condition of previously unknown origin I would be a little wary of that.
    yes, shes had this dx'd for years, it just got worse this month....
    I was just unsure about the transfusion part...... I thought a transfusion would automatically buy you a bed for the night....thanks, tweety!!!!
  5. by   JBudd
    Back when I worked oncology, we often did outpatient transfusions. Hope she feels better with it.
  6. by   caliotter3
    I had same prob, drove to the ER (no accident), was there for several hrs, they gave me no trans, left and drove myself away (no accident). I was so weak and out of it, I really had no business driving a car. Within, days, I was back for this time a trans, got a room mate who got trans for same reason, both of us left as soon as trans finished. This time I was with it enough to get a cab as I did not want to wreck my car.
  7. by   sister--*
    Not unusual here if there is no reaction.
  8. by   Yin Yang
    My grandmother who has a cold aglutin autoimmune hemolytic anemia (along with a stable lymphoma) gets blood transfusions at least once a year. 8 days before Christmas, she went to the day surgery center at the local hospital where they gave her 2 units of packed RBC, monitored her for about an hour post transfusion, and then sent her on her way.

    Good luck to her...

    Kathy

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