Had an elderly pt with A flutter with RVR. History of two MI's, one a year ago or so. PT respiratory rate like that of cheyne stoking and rapid response called on him several times without change in condition. Blood pressure bottoming out, desating, pt anxious trying to get out of bed so he could breath. We wanted pt to be transferred to ICU but it never happened. Pt is a full code and the pit in my stomach was terrible. I was having chest pain from worrying myself to death and from running myself ragid. I had seven pts all primary care. When I asked if he could be transferred to ICU the supervisor stated he was not a candidate, even though that is where he was transfered from. I felt so useless.