How To Tips: Autonomic Dysreflexia
I have had this happen to me. My mom had to call 911 and take me to the hospital because I was found unconscious in bed. Not only did we fail to recognize the symptoms of AD, the hospital by my house didn’t know what was wrong!! After 3 weeks there I was finally able to go to the Tampa VA Hospital SCI Unit where we quickly learned I had a severe bowel blockage, that could have killed me!
Even after we were told everyday and even had to take a class about AD before I could leave the Tampa VA Hospital SCI Unit, after my initial 4 month stay there. We found out the hard way why it is very important to have this card on your person always! I don’t wish this for anyone.