Just a quick little post about our very eventful day!
This is my hubby…..
Yesterday, my oh so sweet, hubby called me from work and asked (in a very apologetic tone!!) if I could come pick him up from work and take him to the hospital. Panic!
He was having chest pains and his blood pressure was through
the roof. I had just stepped out of the shower and was so worried about getting to him in a speedy manor. He said he would get the nurse that works for him to take him on to the hospital and I could just meet them there. I was relieved he would get there sooner. I threw on some clothes and took off to the hospital as quick as I could.
Upon my arrival they were admitting him and within 15 minutes were already talking about doing a heart cath. We were just so sure it wasn’t his heart that we questioned everything they said. They did an EKG and it came back ok, as did his enzymes. They then decided to do an echocardiogram…
This test didn’t come back normal….it said he had a leaky heart valve. The Dr. came in (hours later..ugh!) and told us it could be nothing, but it could be something life threatening and he wanted to do the heart cath. Our heads were spinning! They took him to the operating room within 15 minutes of the Dr coming in to talk to us.
This is what they do in the heart cath…they go into your main artery in your groin and insert a sheath. They inject dye into your system through the little tubes and then take pictures.
This is what they were about to do to my hubs.
I won’t lie to you…it was super scary! I was there alone, and they had just wheeled my hubby out to do, Lord knows what to him. They said if there was a blockage they would put in a stint, if there was nothing wrong it would be over quickly and if they found something more, we would be there for long time.
I started to pray…then I put out a petition for prayer on twitter…I have some amazing blogger friends, as well as some wonderful “real life” friends too. You guys just rock my world with your sweetness! I can’t even begin to tell you what you mean to me!
I opened up my Bible app on my iphone and it immediately opened to Isaiah 26:4 it says, “ Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.” Now that’s what I needed to read!
I started calling family and friends to pray. I had a couple of friends ask if they could come up and one said, “never mind, I’m on my way”. Thanks Elisha for coming! (and thanks Diedre for offering to turn around and come to my rescue!)
God is good.
Before Elisha could even get to the hospital, my hubby was back in the room, the Dr came in and said there was nothing wrong with his heart and we could go home it two hours. By the time she got there, he already had a dinner plate and I was feeding him!
It turns out, some pain he was having in his back from degenerative disc disease, was radiating into his chest and also making his blood pressure spike.
We are home now, and he’ll have to rest for a few days, but other than that (and some therapy for his back, hospital bills and exhaustion) we are doing great!
Thanks for your prayers!
Love you all
PS…please forgive me if I don’t get to reply to your comments for a day or so….I’m playing nursemaid. :)