I'm a school nurse (not why I need comfort, lol).... my 31 year old boyfriend had a MI this past weekend. We went to an ER, which stabilized him, and he was shipped out to a cath lab. Cath MD said that he has blockage in 3 arteries... 1 is 100% blocked, and the other 2 are blocked 90%. He is a heavier guy, with a significant family history of cardiac problems (his father died at age 42 of a MI).
We spent the weekend in the ICU, because he's stable. They pushed out the triple bypass surgery to the middle of this week, to try to allow for some time for the swelling in his heart to go down, and for the enzymes to come down. It has been a completely overwhelming weekend in the ICU... but I must say... cardiac ICU nurses are AMAZING. The ones that have been caring for my boyfriend have been so helpful, informative and caring. They have made this weekend emotionally survivable.
The doctors are optimistic... which is wonderful. I know how therapeutic it is to read some posts on the forums here... and was hoping for some words of wisdom.
As a side note... you are amazing... and make a difference in a family's time of crisis. That is priceless. I know I will NEVER forget how safe I felt for Chris, that he was in such wonderful, loving care.
Mar 12, '12
I'm not a cardiac ICU nurse, but I just wanted to extend some support...
Best wishes to you and your boyfriend.
Mar 12, '12
Also wishing you both the best!
Mar 12, '12
Glad you let us know what is happening. This is a great place to get some support during these trying times. Believe me.
Critical Care nurses are great. The cath lab folks don't get nearly enough credit. So the surg is coming up in the next few days?
Don't be afraid to stop in and let us know how he is doing.
Take care of yourself.
Mar 13, '12
He's stable in the ICU right now, came off the nitro drip, and was put on a nitro patch. Was able to get up and walk around yesterday and today, which has been such a treat for him.
Looks like surgery is scheduled for Thursday morning... I hope so, so that we can start the healing process and move forward, you know?
The cardiologist came in this morning and told him that his heart is completely within normal functionality. I'm just so happy and thankful that everything is going towards a good direction.
Mar 22, '12
Thinking of you and your Boyfriend! y'all will get through this.
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