My darling husbie is in the hospital. He has had a cough for about 10 days and yesterday he could not catch his breath. Thinking it was bronchitis he came home from work and we went to the urgent care. We were expecting a rest, fluids and inhaler. Possibly steroids and antibiotics. What we got was much different.
His BP was 2oo something over 170 something. His sugar level was 333. His heart was under stress.
The doctor diagnosed congestive heart failure and diabetes. He took an ekg and other tests and came back in the room and said. Well guy there are 2 kinds of heart cases, those with urgency and those that are emergency. You are in the emergency category. I called the Er they are expecting you. I suggest you let me call an ambulance to get you there.
So off we went by ambulance to the er. The ER dr was convinced the UC dr had over reacted. Until he ran the tests the UC dr had ordered… then he came back and said, the only way to get you under control is for you to come in. MJ said tell me when, the dr said now, we are admitting you…
We have no real info other than his heart has some damage, how much we are still waiting to find out. We do know there was no heart attack involved. He has been diagnosed as diabetic, and is on nitro and various other things to get, and keep (that is the heard part it seems) his bp down.
They started him on metformin today for the diabetes and we met with the dietitian and the diabetes counselor. The cardiologist should be by tomorrow. Then we hope to find out how much damage there really is.
For now I am asking for prayers. He is ok, not fine by a long shot but not in icu or anything. He i well wired so if anything gets wonky he has alarms going off. They check on him at least once an hour. He is in an excellent place. However, I miss my cover snatcher.
Well I am tired so am going to bed. I will sleep some, but I will wake up often.
PS after I typed this all out he called and told me since I left at 455 tonight they have given him 2 insulin shots.