And how was YOUR day? - page 2

W :rolleyes: orked my third night shift the other night, came home, hung out with hubby and the kids, did some errands, finally fell asleep around 3 pm....Woke up about eight thirty, rolled over and... Read More

  1. by   gypsyatheart
    OMG! What a day! I'm sorry things were so rough for you! Please get some rest, and then maybe, have a long talk w/hubby and explain your feelings/fears? Either way, feel better, and I hope all is well with everyone!
  2. by   Tweety
    Quote from mother/babyRN
    I think past the events of that day that I was mostly upset that my husband, who HAS had an MI, was still in the denial phase while I was upstairs sleeping. That meant in my mind that our three babies, who he was watching, were at great risk if I was not contacted by him and something awful happened. Now I find myself in the place I was after his MI of being afraid to go to sleep "just in case" something happens. It takes awhile to get that out of your system.....It shouldn't be about me but somehow it is...Does that make sense?

    Makes perfect sense. His health affects the family. He has a responsibility to act reasonably and he didn't.
  3. by   canoehead
    Now that he KNOWS he had an MI he should be more willing to let you know if he feels ill, as he could get worse suddenly and you NEED to know for peace of mind. Are the kids old enough to call 911 themselves? If so teach them, and how to call for a neighbor, and to get you up of course. Once you know that everyone else is on board with emergency procedures you will be able to relax more.
  4. by   TaraER-RN
    wow sorry about the bad day...tell your husband this...I had a pt today who was feeling just about the same way your husband did...finally told her son, who brought her to the hospital and less than 5 minutes after we got her on the monitor she went into full arrest-pulseless Vtach!!!! Thank god got her back after one shock and she was talking to me the whole time before going to the cath lab...but if we hadn't been there and did CPR immediately and shocked her, she would be dead right now! And she almost didn't tell her son...all she kept saying to me was Thank God I came when I did...and she was right!
  5. by   CherryRN