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Yes it's been a bad day

Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:57 pm

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And I'm still all shook up. Long story cut short, I had to call an ambulance to my son when he was on the verge of collapse with chest pains, shortness of breath and sweating profusely. Well you might guess what I feared and if he could have spoken he would have said it as well.

Paramedic came - son's heartrate was over 200 per minute and his blood pressure was in his boots. Back up was called and would you believe it not any of them felt able to get him downstairs in a chair, so they called the fire brigade! Meanwhile, original paramedic was trying all sorts of things, including son blowing into an empty syringe. On the third attempt, it was like a miracle - heartrate dropped suddenly to 90 and son sat up and said "it's all gone now, I'm fine". And he was!

Obviously they still wanted him to go to hospital, but son refused as he felt absolutely normal again. Fire brigade were cancelled and big bus ambulance left. Original paramedic explained that what son had had was a Super Ventricular Tachycardia - a short-circuiting of the electrical signals to the heart which caused it to quiver instead of beating normally. He was seconds away from being shocked with those paddle things.

So I'm still a bit shaky, not thinking on all levels and may not participate as much as I should tonight.




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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by LyndaW on Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:15 pm

More or less OK now thanks Dave - things got a bit too much and I threw a wobbly, but our lovely members helped me enormously.
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by tracyp on Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:08 am

You are welcome Lynda. A very stressfull time for you. It wasn't a whinge.... that was a serious issue! My empathy for you is stronger than you will know. XXX

Make sure he keeps the Dr's appointment.
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by Eleanor on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:36 am

hug Not whinging at all!
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by LyndaW on Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:24 pm

Bless you everyone, and thank you.

Doc's appointment tomorrow.
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by tracyp on Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:20 am

Ok. Hope it goes well. I'll be back for an update.
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:34 am

Thinking of you and your son! hug
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:58 pm

Once again, thank you!  hug 

Well, he didn't go to the doctor this morning - he was "ill". I'm beyond being exasperated with him.

tbh I'm not too worried about the heart thing now - he's had paroxysmal tachycardia sporadically from his early teens and can usually stop it himself. It was just that this time he had chest pain, couldn't stop the episode and I panicked.

He's his usual self and has forgotten all about it.
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:14 pm

hug

Men! Love that logic. tongue

I'm glad you're both feeling better about it. It must have been quite alarming at the time!
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:24 pm

It was alarming, yes. He was happy as Larry as soon as it stopped - I took a bit longer.

He'll see the doctor when he wants something and the paramedic's notes will be handed over. I can do no more.
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:32 pm

Obviously I can't speak from experience, but I should imagine being a mother will do that to you.

hug Sounds like you've done a good job!
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by Caroline on Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:40 pm

It's frustrating when they are older and you can't just take them. All we can do is give advice and hope they listen  hug 
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:48 pm

I remember a couple of years ago, mum made an appointment for me after I refused, forcing me to go. I kicked up such a stink, refusing to speak to the doctors.  blush blush blush All I'd tell them was that I was fine.
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:11 pm

When they are 38 years old, 6ft tall and weigh 16 stone - you're right Caroline, you can't just take them sigh 

Eleanor you minx! I hope you were fine!
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:13 pm

Probably a bit hard to use the usual threats about going to bed without supper or missing out on dessert!

 blush I was quite ill, but wouldn't admit it to anybody. A few months later, I finally did admit it and went to the doctor - cooperating that time. All's fine now! happy
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by Caroline on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:24 pm

I'm glad you went eventually Eleanor happy Being told to do something puts people on the defensive doesn’t it. I've got a cheek to talk really as I've done the same myself  blush
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:26 pm

Three cheers to being annoyingly stubborn! tongue

Seriously though, mums should be made into saints! They put up with a lot. tongue
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by Caroline on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:41 pm

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My parents definitely deserved a medal laughing
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:49 pm

When I was little, I used to make little certificates for my parents tongue
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:11 pm

That's lovely Eleanor, and I'm sure your parents deserved and treasured their little certificates!
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:13 pm

I saw a couple of them a few weeks ago, in my dad's desk drawer! tongue
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:17 pm

Eleanor wrote:I saw a couple of them a few weeks ago, in my dad's desk drawer! tongue

Oh that's so sweet!
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:19 pm

It gave me warm fuzzies! tongue I even remember making them! One of them was a certificate for my dad, for being so good at carpentry!
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:36 pm

I'll bet it gave you warm fuzzies! To have a loving mother and father is a blessing indeed.



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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:41 pm

It is happy I would never want to take them for granted.
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Re: Yes it's been a bad day

Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:51 pm

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