His health did not improve over the next 48 hours so on December 9th, 2012 we went to the Loma Linda VA emergency room. Upon admission we described his symptoms – dark urine, unable to walk, metallic/ammonia taste in mouth, vomiting, not able to eat. No testing was done, they just assumed he was dehydrated and gave him an IV, antibiotics and sent him home. I now realize that when in the emergency room Jeremy was already in renal failure or experiencing some other life threatening condition. He was just shuffled through and sent home.
Another 24 hours passed and Jeremy had not improved so I decided on the evening of December 10th that I would take the following day off and bring him back to the VA emergency room. When I checked on him in his room at about 8:30am on December 11, 2012 I found him unresponsive and knew in my heart he was already deceased.