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Wilkie Wages War: Friday, April 13, 2007: Emergency Room

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Wilkie Wages War: Friday, April 13, 2007: Emergency Room


Environmental Health Network leader Barbara Wilkie discovered in July 2005 that her chemical injury/multiple chemical sensitivities had suddenly manifested as stage 4 (later stage 5) kidney disease (kidney failure). Despite dire warnings of death within a year, she eschewed dialysis and Western Medicine drugs and took a route of alternative medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and strict dietary changes. She lived well for six years, far beyond the doctors’ predictions.  Barb died at home, surrounded by friends and family, on May 31, 2011.

During this time, Barb documented her journey. From diagnosis through June 2008, she created one huge website page packed with details, plus some side documents on diet and other topics.  We have divided these works into smaller pieces, by date or topic, to make it easier to read and find things.  For dates after June 2008, we have letters, online posts, and other documents.

Barb intended her work to be read and used. We hope this presentation will help you do just that.

Wilkie Wages War on Kidney Disease
(aka Renal Disease or Failure)

OR, AS I SEE IT: Life with yet another facet of living with MCS.
I want to live life while dying.

Friday, April 13, 2007: Emergency Room

High or Low Blood checked for Reading is: What should be:
H Potassium 5.6. . . Still too high, but at least it has dropped so it’s lower than one of my earlier high readings, which I also had without any symptoms of heart problems. At least it is now only .3 of a point too high, so everyone breathed a sigh of relief. It was going down. High potassium reading can indicate a diet boo-boo or suddenly worsening kidney disease with death imminent if you don’t take medical action. 3.5 – 5.3 mEq/L

Also, had to undergo an ECG in Emergency. That shows that my heart is abnormal, and I
continue to have a left atrial enlargement. There was also low voltage in frontal leads . . .
and I had a “Right axis deviation” whatever that means.

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