Went the day well? No, not really

It started off OK actually. Hubby had his INR and is well within his set parameters.
My meds were waiting for me at the chemists, I got some more witchy socks at the market (have thrown three pairs out in as many days this week) and we got two pairs of crocs for a tenner instead of £6.99 each.
Lunch was perfect (recipe and pics will follow) and we went into Skeg to purchase a pulse reader rather than rely on the BP machine we purchased when I had my nosebleeds three years ago.

Then things started to fall apart.
Hubby has not been feeling 100% for a while, and spent most of yesterday morning at the doctor’s surgery having managed to get an appointment with one of the nursing practitioners. He went in armed with his notes of BP and pulse rate following a funny turn the previous day. He ended up having a ECG, being referred to two GPs and a paramedic, then had bloods taken, the results of which should have been available today.
They weren’t.
Instructions were if he had another dizzy spell, speech slurred or was incoherent, not to waste any time and get him to A&E.
I am so glad I can drive!

We arrived at 5.30, and I got home at 9.
Hubby is still in hospital and has just rung me to let me know which ward he’s in.
They believe he is suffering from bradycardia which accounts for his fatigue, slow pulse, dizzy spells, erratic BP and irregular heart rate amongst other things.
The good news is that he has NOT had a heart attack.
The interesting news is that according to the hospital, his blood results were back this morning, so why did the receptionist at the surgery say they weren’t?
(We shall never know)
He sees the cardiologist tomorrow and may well be kept in for a few days.
Everything therefore went pear shaped this afternoon, and in the morning,  I shall be taking Maggie to the vet on my own. The lump is still there, so the antibiotics, the last of which she had today, haven’t done anything, so she may well end up having surgery. I won’t schedule anything though as things are a bit up in the air at the moment, but we’ll see what the vet says.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Went the day well? No, not really

  1. wildchild47 says:

    Here’s hoping the morning brings much better news for everyone and the day(s) to come isn’t/aren’t overly stressful. Just remember, it’s one thing/breath/moment at a time – and for as “crazy” as it may seem in the moment, it all will pass –

    • Thank you. I am slowly unwinding and bashing out posts, so apologies for crowding everyone’s reader!

      • wildchild47 says:

        when needs must, to help ease the tensions and stress — but maybe you should “wind down” by trying to read a book – “blue” screens aren’t good to help one calm and then get ready for sleep …

      • Sadly reading a book doesn’t hold my interest these days, but I have crosswords and a suduko book on my bedside table.

      • wildchild47 says:

        well that would help …. help ease the mind into a slower pace and maybe some “peace” for as much as can be had, during these trying, stressful times … hope you get some rest Di – all storms pass, this will too – and it will get sorted right, so breath in and out …. you’re a trooper, you know …

      • Thank you. Maggie’s fast asleep so I know she’s OK.

  2. Sadje says:

    A hectic time for you! I hope things settle down. Bradycardia is not as serious as a heart attack, so good news there. Hope Maggie gets better soon.

  3. Fingers crossed for you. That’s a tough day.

  4. blindzanygirl says:

    So sorry Di. Hope for a better day today. You truly ARE a trooper, but I know you feel far more than you show. ❤️

  5. scifihammy says:

    I’m sorry to read this. It is always scary when things start to go wrong and you are not sure what is causing it. Good news it wasn’t a heart attack though, so I guess you just wait and see what the docs decide. Hang in there.

  6. Everything did go upside down! Maggie, now hubby, wow! Sending you hugs. Hope all news is good from here on in.

    • Thanks Kate, we’re getting there.
      No more meds for Maggie as they didn’t really do anything, so now we just keep an eye on it and hope it doesn’t get any bigger.
      Hubby is going to be in hospital for a few days and may be fitted with a pacemaker (being monitored to see if he would benefit)
      Turns out the meds the Head Honcho Ass prescribed has been doing more harm than good, and Hubby’s been on them for a year!!!!

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