Monday, November 5, 2007

Husbands......A Stubborn Lot!

I have spent the weekend in the hospital with my husband. He is much better, but he sure gave me a scare!

He has been feeling bad for a couple of weeks, but he only told me about it last weekend. So, Monday morning (Oct. 29th) I made him a drs. appt. He was diagnosed with bronchitis/pluerisy. I thought okay........maybe that's why his back/arm are hurting so. The back/arm pain is why he went to the dr. He has been hurting on the left side right by his left shoulder balde, midway and radiating down his left arm. We also thought he might have a little cric in that muscle by the shoulder blade. However, the dr did no give him anything for that. He hurt all week, so Friday I was going to make him another appt, but he called me from work (hasn't missed any work) and said not to.......that it might be a bit better. So, I didn't. He had a horrible night Friday night, so Saturday morning I told him to go to the Sat. morning clinic and let someone see him. He went and came back home rather fast. He said they would not see him when they heard his symptoms because they are cardiac also. They told him to go to the ER. I called my nurse daughter and was talking to her when he told us he threw up on the way home! Stefani said, "Mom, get him to the ER now." So, I took him. They called him straight back, started an IV right away and a dr. came in to talk to us. They had him in a little bitty room which is like an urgent care, but not ER. Around 5-10 minutes after starting the IV, which was very, very messy because he bled everywhere, the dr was talking to him and I noticed he didn't seem to be paying any attention and next thing I know, his head falls over and the nurse is over him, yelling at him, dropping his bed down so his head is lower than his feet and the dr is grabbing things. I stepped around the corner to call Stefani and she assured me she was on her way. I couldn't get hold of our younger daughter, so I wanted her to try for me. I go back around the corner and Travis is gone!! I looked in the next cubicle and was turning around looking when someone told me they took him to a bigger room to have room to work. I went in there and there are 6-7 people in there, starting more IV's and stuff. They had stabilzed him, but they told me he would not be going home today! His blood pressure dropped from 149/105 to 70/50 in 3 seconds time. He was in extreme pain, sweating, short of breath. They drew lab, had an x-ray done, gave him some nitro and morphine. Our girls finally arrived, the youngest bawling her eyes out. I had to tell her to get ahold of herself.....that her daddy was okay and she could not do this in front of him! We got moved to a room finally and they continued over the weekend, doing blood work and EKG's. There was talk of moving him to Dallas because our hospital does not have a cardiac unit, but since he was stable we stayed in Greenville. His blood work and cat scan showed no evidence of a heart attack, no pulmonary emboli and no anuerysm, which were 2 things that had been thrown out to us also. He is feeling better and is ready to come home. He is seeing a cardiologist this morning and we will go from there as to whether he will have more testing done. I plan on bring him home today and then taking a long, long nap!!

OK....make it a great day everyone!

8 comments:

Jan said...

Jan--what an ordeal, sure hope Travis can come home and is feeling much better now!

JanJ said...

Thanks, Jan. It doesn't appear he is going home today...........our family doc came in and ordered more tests. We have not seen the cardiologist yet. I just came home to check on the dogs and get Travis some clean pajama bottoms.

Irene's Quilting Corner said...

Jan

Still praying! Keep the faith girlfriend!

Debi said...

Jan, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Travis. Please let me know if you need anything. I know what it is like to have to stay in the hospital.

swooze said...

Wow! I am glad you got him to the ER when you did. Hope they figure it out.

JanJ said...

Thank you, Irene!

JanJ said...

Thnaks, Debi! Yes, it hasn't been that long since you had a hospital stay. I hope we don't ever have to go back!

JanJ said...

Thanks, Swooze! I hope they do too.