Hospitalization is required for this patient for stabilization and treatment of both the hypocalcemia and the exacerbation of his disease.

Hospitalization is required for this patient for stabilization and treatment of both the hypocalcemia and the exacerbation of his disease. At discharge orders, include oral calcium supplements and/or a diet high in calcium.

Discuss alternative dietary choices for the patient who states, “I don’t like milk products. I am lactose intolerant.