Patient of the Month

Tylee February 2021

Tylee was was admitted to the hospital after becoming inappetent, lethargic and was showing signs of shock. Her blood tests indicated severe electrolyte abnormalities (the salts in her blood) and other changes consistent with a problem called Addison's disease.

Addisons is a hormonal disease in which the body becomes unable to produce the steroids needed for normal functioning. Tylee was experiencing what is know as an 'Addisonian Crisis'.

We treated Tylee with steroids and intravenous fluids and thankfully she made a fantastic recovery over the next few days. Tylee was a wonderful patient and very tolerant of the repeated blood samples she needed whilst we stabilised her.

She will need lifelong medication to keep her condition under control but is now back to her usual bright and happy self at home!