Care Giving is sometimes like an administration job because you have to look at the facts or cautiously observe what others are telling you. because sometimes it is also important to notice outside opinion. For example, Kat went with her mother to get a haircut yesterday. When they came back her mother was very concerned because she was told by the hairdresser that Kat’s skin had a yellow tint. Her mother leap to conclude that Kat’s liver could be failing. I rarely discount any observation especially from someone who has not seen Kat for awhile. Kat’s skin on her face did seem yellowish in one light but I think it is more of a reflection her very light blonde hair onto her already pale skin. In a different light her skin seemed reddish (or maybe she was embarrassed with our five attempts). Anyway, I have heard that too much iron may cause this (but I am not a doctor) coloration. So, last night she got one tablet of her iron supplement instead of two. I made this decision knowing that what harm can lowing the dose for one day do. If it was a more important medicine I doubt I would take the chance without the doctor’s permission. She looked the same as ever today (remember I see her everyday, so who knows). Still, I remain cautious – on yellow alert!
Dec 02 2012