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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1962424 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

9/1/20

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)

9/1/20

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...

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

9/2/20

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.  

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

9/2/20

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.

LindaPutt

From: LindaPutt

9/2/20

Oh no, I wasn't on the Forum for a few days, and come back to read about your dear Mark.  You guys will be in my prayers.  I'm glad to hear that you can be in the hospital with him.  I bet that's a big relief.  It would be so hard not to know what's going on.  Let us know when you know more.

nylaagain

From: nylaagain

9/2/20

I remember one night sitting on the floor with the grandson of a dying pt. He looked scared watching his parents cry in the room. He admitted he was afraid of “how hard it is to die” and “what will happen”. I reassured him that his grandpa would just stop struggling to breathe and relax his whole body, that I had seen it many times, and I had learned that dying was easy. I told him his parents were crying because they still had the only hard part to do. They had to go on living without him. We sat on the floor for a while and he began to relax. He ended up going into the room and taking his father’s hand, comforting him. Tell your sister she’s doing the hardest part of this so don’t be afraid for him. Dying is the easiest part. 

nylaagain

From: nylaagain

9/2/20

Peeing off 22lbs in two days isn’t a heart attack. It’s heart failure. He’s probably been in fib for a while but didn’t know it till his heart gave out. The fib could self resolve with the fluid off it and starting medication to increase cardiac efficiency.  You, Cathy, Viola, and Laura are making my life look easy.

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