So I am currently a student about to graduate in May. My husband is overseas as a civilian and called me to let me know he is severely dehydrated and that a few nurses were trying to get fluids into him. Here's the story:
He goes on to explain to me that they stuck him MULTIPLE times and that when they got it in - his blood backed up into the line and all the way into the bag and it filled up so quickly that the bag almost popped. I was mind blown, and I had no idea why this would happen..? Was it faulty equipment, was it something the nurse was doing wrong? Could there be something seriously wrong with my husband?
He said the nurses and doctors were completely stunned and said they'd come back tonight or tomorrow to try and get fluids in him again.....
He couldn't talk long so I wasn't able to get much information but he said he hasn't been able to hold even water down, hasn't eaten in a good couple days, and has "green diarrhea" multiple times a day. I'm extremely worried and have no idea why the this would happen.
Is this a normal occurrence, should I know why this is happening? (blood backing up into the bag so quickly)
Any help or explanation would be fantastic and MUCH appreciated. I've been reading in my books and I haven't really found anything..