Just trying keep in touch, the last twenty-four hours have been rough.
My wife was discharged from OSU Medical Center East on Wed 01/30/08. Got her home and settled in for the evening. Thur morning at 1:00 A.M. I checked on her and she was having trouble breathing. Got her settled down and rested and returned to bed. Checked on her again at 3:00 A.M. and she was having trouble breathing again and her hands, feet, and legs were swelling badly. Worked with her the remainder of the morning trying to comfort her until the visiting nurse's arrival Thursday morning.
The nurse arrived at 11:00 A.M. Thursday morning and after checking her vitals, decided to call the family physician.
Her heart rate was so high the nurse couldn't get an accurate reading, and her breathing was barely audible.
Our physician called and made arrangements to re-admit her at OSU Medical Center East and to be transported by EMS squad.
When EMS arrived she was placed in the wagon and they made efforts to get a heart rate with no success. Then they tried slowing the heart rate by stopping it twice with no success. Fearing they couldn't get her to Columbus East without losing her, they transported her to Hocking Valley Community Hospital ER where they injected heart monitoring medication, and after a couple of hours got her oxygen level and heart rate back to a near normal level.
After that, EMS returned and transported her to Columbus East. She was admitted at 1:40 A.M. this morning. After connecting up all the oxygen and misc. tubes, we sat in the ER room until 6:20 A.M. when a room on the main floor finally became available.
She was transported to her room and got settled in by 7:30 A.M. and was able to finally fall asleep and rest.
I remained with her until 2:30 P.M. until our daughter could come be with her and returned home arriving at about 4:00 P.M.
This has been our 24, and we're still chuggin along, by golly! Not bad for a couple of 65 & 67 year old's that refuses to give it all up...