Patient :Mom in hospital. Stroke in brain. Sodium level 130. Is being IVed with Saline. Left hand and arm fully swollen. Right hand partial only. Is being tube feed(Jevity). Would it be better to pipe in more sodium via feeding tube than continuing with the IV Is not eating anything by mouth today(won't swallow) despite being cleared for ground consistency(puree food)2 days ago.
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