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Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by BostonsJ, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. BostonsJ

    BostonsJ Guest

    Mike had a wonderful day yesterday. Today he couldn't walk without being light headed and he had a terrible cough. He ate a little oatmeal just enough to get his meds in and couldn't eat much else. Of coure I tried all day to get food into him cooking a pot roast, a shepard's pie and lasagna. He didn't want anything. About 6pm. He got up to go into the kitchen and next thing I know he crashed to the floor. When he fell the breakfast bar stools and everything came back down on top of him and he slammed his head. I ran to him got his airway open and started yelling and rubbing on his face and chest. He regained consciousness after about 45 seconds, and I ran to call 911. I got him rolled up into a seated position and he wasn't arguing at all with me about the ambulance. He was really not good and he knew it. They transported him ,I grabbed some clothing for him and followed. His blood pressure was high to low, low to high, his pulse was all over the place and his oxygen sats were anywhere from 62 to 90 only reachiing 100 one time. A great ED doc listened carefully to his symptoms, started all of the tests and said he was afraid he nearing another acute MI. But he didn't like the way he presented and the shortness of breath, listened to Mike and I carefully about what had been happening, and sent him to cat scan for lung scans as well as chest scans.. About an hour later the results came back. Mike has not one blood clot but fields of blood clots in both lungs. He came back and 6 blankets were not enough to get him warm I was covering him up with blanket after blanket and he was just shivering.

    They called in a pulmanary specialist, a new cardiologist, as well as an internest. They gave him a large bolus of heparin and then hung a bag pushed very fast. The second bag was going in as I left. They also administered a killer dose of coumadin. Should Mike start to dump they will try TPA. But with recent surgery they didn't dare try that except as last resort afraid of hemmorage somewhere. The doctor told him he is in perilous condition for the next 24 hours to 36 hours. I couldn't take anymore I broke down totally. They offered me valium which I did not take I am all alone here and had to drive myself home. I really wanted to sit by his bedside but unfortunately after I broke down Mike became more upset about me and it was just not good for him to see me in such bad shape. So I drove home and will sit by the phone. I just can't stop crying. I'm a mess, I couldn't upset him anymore, he was so tired he had worked so hard to breathe all day and all night he needs to rest. They are pumping him full of fluids,,,,,but very nervous because his BP is too low and very unstable. So they are really filling him up with fluids to help him flush things out and to get his BP up. He needs the volume. The cardiologist was wonderful with him he liked her. She told me he is where he needs to be thanks to you, he is going to be closely monitored, it is going to be touch and go, and insisted that he go to ICU. The pulmonary specialist had not seen him yet.

    Right in the middle of this a code came in, to the bed in ER next to MIke. Full arrest CPR all the way in. They finally declared her dead about 15 minutes after arrival. I just looked at Mike and said don't even think about that S H I T. He said he would do his best.

    Please, if you could spare some major prayers, Mike really needs them. He is in pretty scary shape right now. I don't know what else to do except ask for prayers. He just needs to make it through this night.
     
  2. Corky

    Corky Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    Judy - I am hoping that by now, 5:45 AM cst that Mike has leveled off and that all is good for him now. My thoughts are with you both. =hug
     
  3. debowah

    debowah Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    Judy, :angel hope things are better with the light of day. Prayers of course continuing.....
     
  4. Lisa63

    Lisa63 Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    Judy, I don't know what to say except to offer the deepest prayers I can muster. Thank goodness you were there and knew exactly what to do. But, I know you are not thinking about that now. Please know that you and 2Tall have the prayers of an entire community behind you.
     
  5. Mgram

    Mgram Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    Judy, consider it done.......and continuing. It sounds like Mike is getting excellent care and is in good hands. You must be scared witless......but know that we are all here with you. Sending you big hugs!
     
  6. JANPEP

    JANPEP Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    Judy, prayer's are pouring your way from MN. along with some hugs.
     
  7. reggae

    reggae Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    (((((Judy)))))

    Dear girl, I too will pray my hardest for Mike, and you too. It's best that he is in ICU because they will take good care of him there. God bless..
     
  8. Suez

    Suez Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    Prayers are being added from the Kansas addicts!!!! I hope 2T was able to rest and stabalize more through the night. I'm sure it was a long night for you as well...wanting to be at the hospital but knowing you needed time to recenter and stabalize yourself as well.

    We'll watch the board and pray for only good news. Give 2T an extra hug from all of us!! (One can never have enough hugs, and we have some for you too!!!)

    Suez
     
  9. Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    Judy, I will keep Mike in my prayers. Hang in there kiddo.
     
  10. MARIPOSA

    MARIPOSA Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    Judy, I am praying for discernment and wisdom for his entire medical team, peace for you, and calmness for Mike. Update us when you get a chance. God is the creator of miracles and we are all praying for one right now for that sweetheart of yours to stabilize and regain strength along with that twinkle in his eye. .

    I hope you can get a ride when you do head back to the hospital.
    Hugs, Mari.
     
  11. Hooked

    Hooked Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    Judy try to stay strong. Mike is in our prayers.
     
  12. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    =hug and the prayers continue....Joanne
     
  13. BostonsJ

    BostonsJ Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    I got a couple of hours sleep and just talked to Cutie. Then I called the hospital for an update. I spoke to Mike they have been right ontop of him through the night with tests and blood draws. He hasn't slept much and he is not allowed out of bed at all. He was joking with the nurse and me. The nurse said he is doing good today and behaving himself. All the specialists will be in to see him this morning. That is all I know other than he said he has a pregnant East Indian Internist, I already knew he has a Russian Cardiologist and he said I have no idea what part of the United Nations will be my Pulminologist. Sorry for spelling eyse still not open. He is still joking that is a good sign.
     
  14. tango55

    tango55 Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    Judy, prayers and best wishes coming from Vancouver as well. Somebody up there sure thinks you're pretty strong to dump all this on you lately! You're showin him that you are handling it!! Keep it up - you're stronger than you think - and so is Mike from all I've heard!

    Terry
     
  15. Rubysky

    Rubysky Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    Sending prayers & good thoughts.
    Glad to hear that he is feeling well enough to joke around, and I'm sending my prayers & good thoughts.
     
  16. kpopperwell

    kpopperwell Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    Sending prayers and will have both of you in my thoughts today
     
  17. Charles

    Charles Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    OMG!

    Prayers and positive thoughts coming from NJ


    c
     
  18. maw

    maw Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    Hugs and prayers for you both--just hang in their we don't need yu down too. ((((((((HUGS))))))))
     
  19. GloBug

    GloBug Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    Judi, you and Mike are both in my prayers. Take care of yourself while the medical community is taking care of Mike. He's going to need you in tip top shape when he comes home.
     
  20. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Guest

    Re: Now I need all the prayers you can offer Mike in ICU

    My other posting to you guys may have been a bit tough on Mike, (not that Mr. Stubborn didn't deserve it), but please know that I we really are concerned. Prayers, naturally, are on the way. Mike, wurk with your team so you'll be around for the responses to the prayers when they arrive.

    By the way Mike, 'your team' is composed of your medical crew, your cruise @ddicts crew, BJ and YOU! Together, we can all get through this. Then we can set our sights on future cruises, knowing that there will be future cruises.

    Deal?
     

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