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.