Thursday, May 7, 2009

Patiently waiting....

I mentioned last week that we had skipped church because my Honey was feeling a little under the weather.

More precisely, v e r y, v e r y, t i r e d.

He saw his doctors last Tuesday and discovered that his BP was 90 over 60. His heart rate was 41. No wonder he was tired!

They had already cut his beta blocker dose in half last November but now they have stopped it altogether. They really prefer a heart/stroke patient to be on a beta blocker but not if his heart rate continues to drop!

So this past Monday, making sure the drug had left his system, we returned to the doctor to get a Holter Monitor which is like a little portable electrocardiogram strapped to my Honey's chest with four leads that attach with sticky pads to his body. He wore this for 24 hours and now we just have to see what his heart is up to.

Either it is beating at a rate above 45.... or he's looking at a pacemaker.

We are (not so) patiently waiting.

5 comments:

IRENE said...

Thinking of you and praying for you.

grammy said...

I hope you get that all worked out. Hope he is feeling better and you will get some peace of mind. I did some yard work yesterday. Saw the difference your work made in your yard and decided to just DO it (o:

Joyce said...

Yes; I'm thinking of you and praying for your dh also.

Sherry said...

Good luck to you and your husband. "The Dawg" is having open heart surgery on the 19th, so we are also (not so) patiently waiting.

Thanks for stopping by my site on Wednesday and commenting about the mystery plant. It's answered today with loads of details: http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/05/mystery-solved-its-not-yucky-its-yucca.html

MoziEsmé said...

That sounds scary! Sure hope everything works out okay...