I got Mike home at noon today. He was feeling punk but doing OK. About 6pm he went into the shower and I went in after a few minutes and he was sprawled on the bathroom floor. I just about died myself. He was in severe respiratory distress and after ten minutes he just couldn't get his breath back. So I told him I felt he needed to go back. He said Judy I'll leave that up to you. I asked him how bad it was and he said 8 on a scale of 1 to 10. I dialed 911. His blood pressure was sky high, even on high flow oxygen he was not able to breathe. They took some vitals and screwed. They were supposed to take him back to the same hospital. I grabbed a few things locked up and went to the hospital. I got there and he wasn't there. My heart was in my mouth....Remember we are not legally married. So no one would give me information because of HIPPA. Finally I said look we are common law married someone had better find out where that ambulance was diverted to. They had been diverted to a city hospital. Now I just about stroked out. I had no clue where this hospital was, I didn't have a leg underme but, ,,,,,with some awful directions I set out. I had to go through the dreg section of the city.......and was feeling like I was totally lost so I called Dena my boss. She talked me through getting there and I got to the hospital about 30 minutes after the ambulance had taken him. Now I have to go through freaken metal detectors, get through those and then I am not allowed in the ER. They will not give me any information and I was bull...I waited five minutes and said look, if he is in trouble I want to be by his side, I have that right and someone had better get me to him now. The reception finally let me in. Mike had already been taken for a cat scan and chest scan. And it came back he had pushed another large glob of clot. His lungs were now full again. The doctor examined his legs which were blue, his feet swollen and she measured his legs. He had clots in the right leg and in his groin. So she called an angioplasti team which she estimated would take an hour for them to arrive at the hospital. She said he needed a net placed to catch the clots before they hit his heart or brain. But, because she knew he had clots she has pushed heparin in a shot, and then had hung an IV heparin drip. And when his clot values came back he had moved from an optimum 3.0 when he left the hospital at 11:30 today, to 13. He was dangerously thin, and now they start pulling the IV, pushed vitamin K and made me sign to allow them to push frozen blood cells to reclot him. OMG by the time the second one was hung he was on the way to angioplasti. Not wanting to use that same groin and risk bleeding or pushing another clot, the doctor went in through his carotid artery, that way he could sit him up to let the blood not hemmorage. He has a pressure bandage on his neck now. But they are worried with that even because he could clot in that artery. He is so black all up and down his legs, his belly from the shots, he is just one big black bruise from the blood thinners. He made it through the procedure and was taken to ICU But his kidney values are bad and she came in to speak to him up there. She feels he is now in right side heart failure from the clots. So now he will have to be treated for that once he leaves the hospital at another facility. She told him he is out of work at least 4 to 6 weeks if not forever. So she is sending social workers in to file for disability for him. He is so weary. And so am I. I sat with him until about 2:45am and he begged me to come home and sleep. It had just started to snow. So I agreed to let him try to rest. His breathing was really good when I left. His vitals were stable. But he is in the hospital at least 3-5 days again. Right now ICU. I'm just praying this angio didn't cause more clots. I'm not sure why this is happening. It is like we have been hit with a brick without warning. Mike is upset about what it is doing to me and I'm trying to make out it is all going to be OK. .....I'm worried sick about him, the nurse said keep your cell phone handy. So at 4:15 I sit here and am afraid to sleep. If you haven't run out of prayers for us could I beg you for more? I'll update as I am able. I think I need to go have a good cry and try to close my eyes for a little while.