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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KS Carolyn (KSCarolyn); 2596712 views.

Cathy (((HUGS)))) I'm sorry about your brother :( 

Thanks Karen. Just got home from hospital. They have ruled out blockage so now we are waiting for next steps. He has a whopping case of afib and my guess is when he went to urgent care he was pretty close to having a heart attack. They are giving him diuretics and he has lost 22 pounds of water in two days. Just praying they figure out how to get the heart back to a regular heartbeat. 


From: bornblesse2


That’s a lotta water!  Glad they are getting him all checked out 

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

He has a whopping case of afib

ugh.  ugh.   I have learned that it can go on for an inordinate amount of time.  It may auto-convert; it may not.  Our nurses here can discuss this more intelligently than I can, as I've only had 2 episodes that were short. (well, they lasted too long **for me** but that's neither here nor there.)


Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

They are giving him diuretics and he has lost 22 pounds of water in two days

What????    Holy moley.    Do they think apparent congestive heart failure??

Ami, Ami ... I'm thinking of you and Mark.  

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


yowzers...that is a lot of water!!

hope they get the afib under control...

you probably will want to invest in that gizmo that Pirate has AND the Apple Watch that Carolyn has...


From: judyinohio


I went through that kind of emergency sixteen years ago, Ami.  February 13, 2004. I remember the exact date because DH said it was a "h-ll of a way to spend Valentine's Day" and my DH never swears.

Long story short, I am still here and I had to give up cigarettes and the salt shaker.

Best wishes to you and Mark.

Well they just checked out blockage. We are still waiting to see if they can stop the afib so it is not resolved yet. 

Thanks Judy. We are in a holding pattern right now waiting to see what they do next

thanks for the update.  hugs dear friend.  


From: judyinohio


I'm guessing that about now Mark is grumbling about the hospital's cardiac diet .... low salt, low fat, no taste.  wink  Hang in there, Ami.