A little weekend excitement!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Here's Stu's version:

Well, just another side effect of losing weight. Over medication! Seems the dosage for my previous weight was too much for my slimmer self. That and a full day wrestling with a trenching machine, I decided some chest pains were in order.

Long story short, a late night trip to the ER and an overnight in the hospital, 4 blood draws over time showed I was not having any kind of heart issue. Pulse rate in the 40s kinda freaked everyone out. Drop one of my meds and the problem has resolved itself....follow up tomorrow with my PHP and we adjust my meds accordingly. Most likely a stress test to rule out any issues.

Here's my version:

Well, this has been a fun weekend - not! Stu woke me at 1am Sunday and asked me to take him to the ER due to a pain in his chest that wouldn't go away. Started about 11pm.

Got up, dressed and drove the 30 miles to the closest hospital. They were terrific. Over the next four hours he saw 4 RN's, an x-ray tech and two doctors before he was admitted for observation. Nitroglycerin under the tongue, a shot of Plavix in his stomach, multiple blood tests, a chest x-ray, multiple EKGs and then a nitroglycerin patch on his chest.

I drove home around 5:30-6am, slept a couple hours, got up to let the dogs out and feed them. Texted with him and he said if his heart rate came up (was running in the 40's), he was probably coming home.

Went back to bed for another hour or so. Got up, spent some time on the computer before heading to the hospital. They discharged him at 5pm, new drug orders, see cardiologist for a stress test and see primary care physician.

End result, his 30# weight loss meant the meds he has been taking were driving him B/P and pulse too low. They don't suspect any major heart issues but want the stress test to be sure. Took him off one medication, added an old one back into the mix but at a lowered dosage. He may still need one more taken away. We'll see. He has an appointment with our primary care physician tomorrow, will see what she wants him to do next. 

Ciao for now!

1 comment:

  1. As I just stated on his post it is probably true and if he adds exercise to his diet they could end up taking away all his meds. Happened to me Twenty-Five Years ago.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.


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