Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hubby Has Heart Issues...Heart Cath Tomorrow

Since the middle of April, my husband John has been dealing with heart problems.  We went to our family doctor because he just wasn't feeling well, and they said he was having A-Fib, so they gave him some medicine and they got him into the heart doctor the next day.  The heart doctor did an exam and gave him some tests, and told him to stay the on blood thinner and blood pressure meds, and scheduled him for an echo and a nuclear stress test.  He didn't pass the stress tests and they made an appointment to shock his heart back into rhythm.  He went into the hospital one morning so they could do the shock procedure, and he was hopeful that it would fix his issues.  After time passed while he was on the meds his heart rate got really low and once or twice his pulse was only 37.  He also was having low blood pressure, so they cut his medicine in half and that helped, but he was still fluctuating and just not feeling well.

John continued to feel tired, and was still having chest pressure and weakness, so after awhile the doctor decided to give him a pacemaker, to keep his pulse from going lower than 60.  That was a month ago...and the procedure went well, but he has continued to not feel well.  They are going to do a heart cath to see if he has blockage.  If he does have blockage they will put in a stent...or maybe more than one.  Tomorrow morning he will go in for that procedure.  Please pray for him...and for me too please.  These last few months have been hard, and we have just been taking one day at a time...and praying for God's protection and direction.  John is 71 and has always been in pretty good health, so this has all been new to us...and kind of hard to deal with.  We know it is common for people in their seventies to have some of these issues, and we are thankful for the doctors, and their abilities.  It is amazing what they can do these days.

The Lord has been very good to us, and we feel extremely blessed.  We have placed our faith and trust in "The One" who made the heavens and the earth!  We are also thankful for the love, care, and prayers of our friends and family!

Hopefully I will have good news to report after the heart cath procedure!  :)

God is good all the time...


BARBIE said...

I will be praying for John and peace for both of you.

Debbie Petras said...

Linda, I will be praying for you and John. If I can help you with any questions, I'm here. You know, my background is that of a cardiovascular nurse specialist. I'm not currently working in that field, but still, have knowledge. Just let me know. But prayers are being said on your behalf.

Linda said...

Thank you Barbie!💚 🤗💜

Linda said...

Thank you Debbie! We appreciate your offer, and your prayers!
I may have some questions after tomorrow... 🤗❤️

Becky L. said...

Prayers for your husband and his heart issues. You as well. No fun to have health issues, no matter the age. Blessings to you and thankful you are resting in God's promise and His mercies are new every morning.