My partner just had a heart attack

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    Oct 25, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    I'm using my iPhone in the ER shaking. He doesn't want me to phone his family yet, no one I can talk with, going nuts. He's being examined now, wejust came from our doctor, when I thought something was wrong. A slow heart attack like my father had, why I knew the symptoms.
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    Oct 25, 2010 7:19 PM GMT
    just be glad you knew what to do and got him to the hospital before it got too serious.

    thoughts and best wishes going out to you both.
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    Oct 25, 2010 7:21 PM GMT
    Yikes that's horrible. I really hope things turn out to be okay. Has been been taking anything for high cholesterol?
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    Oct 25, 2010 7:21 PM GMT
    HUGS
    Take a deep breath…sounds like you caught it in time.
    Trust he will be fine. My thoughts are with you.
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    Oct 25, 2010 7:26 PM GMT
    AD, when something like this happens we can just be happy we live in an age when they can treat something like this. I am sure he will be stabilized and come out fine.


    My mom just had a heart attack on Thursday. Atrial fibrulations...is that a kind of heart attack?

    She was on her way to the hospital for a pre op assessment for hand surgery. She started having the fribs driving over. At the hospital, she flunked the preop cuz of the heart problem, so the tech was sending her home!!!!! Fortunately, a senior nurse learned of all this and caught my mom at her car and brought her back to the hospital, where she has been ever since!
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    Oct 25, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    Caslon16000 saidAD, when something like this happens we can just be happy we live in an age when they can treat something like this. I am sure hecwill be stabilized and come out fine.


    My mom just had a heart attack on Thursday. Atrial fibrulations...is that a kind of heart attack?

    She was on her way to the hospital for a pre op assessment for hand surgery. She started having the fribs driving over. At the hospital, she flunked the preop cuz of the heart problem, so the tech was sending her home!!!!! Fortunately, a senior nurse learned of all this and caught my mom at her car and brought her back to the hospital, where she has been ever since!


    technically, as long as the atrial fibrillations are happening enough that they're decreasing the oxygen to the heart muscle and causing damage, then it's a heart attack, but a lot of people have fibrillations and don't even know it because they only happen every once in a while and don't cause any damage.
  • rnch

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    Oct 25, 2010 7:48 PM GMT
    have faith, AD.

    we're all pulling and praying for your partner.
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    Oct 25, 2010 8:03 PM GMT
    Thanks all He's being xrayed in the ER right so I had to step outside But I'm with him because we're on record at this hospital. I told him not to worry just a warning sign and we'll get him patched up. Not sure if true buts that's what I'm telling him
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    Oct 25, 2010 8:07 PM GMT
    Sorry to hear that Bob, but glad he's improved. Always nice to have RJ members support you. Keep us updated on his improved progress.

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    Oct 25, 2010 8:12 PM GMT
    Love, light, prayers, healing energy...all good things your way, AD!
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    Oct 25, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    Ditto (all the encouraging and heartfelt things already said above).
  • tajsreve

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    Oct 25, 2010 8:25 PM GMT
    Hang in there bud... No matter how hard it is... your attitude & support do as much for him as everything the doctors are trying to accomplish.
    sending you all the positive engery I got to spare.
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    Oct 25, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
    /hugs/
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    Oct 25, 2010 8:32 PM GMT
    sorry to hear that .
    best wishes to both of you.
    you read the signs right, he'll love you all the more for it.
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    Oct 25, 2010 8:34 PM GMT
    Sorry to hear that, AD. My thoughts are with your partner and you. I know your love and dedication you have for him will see him through and is every bit as beneficial as what the doctors do for him. He's a fortunate man to have you by his side.
  • Mepark

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    Oct 25, 2010 8:37 PM GMT
    My prayers go out to both of you.
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    Oct 25, 2010 8:38 PM GMT
    I just admitted him, still in the ER waiting for the room and I guess some blood results. He's actually looking pretty good, not in any real discomfort. I probably should have brought him here directly, our doctor said as much. But I know him better, I practically had to fight him to even go to see her. But once she told him he must go to the ER now he agreed.
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    Oct 25, 2010 8:46 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI practically had to fight him to even go to see her. But once she told him he must go to the ER now he agreed.


    Do Whatever you have to do. Stick to your guns. I would so much rather have my man fight/argue with me and whatever then just let me go about my stubborn attitude. The fighting is also and internal projection of the fear you both have. No matter what happens, you will know you tried and he will know that it comes from your heart.
  • rioriz

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    Oct 25, 2010 8:48 PM GMT
    I am sorry to hear this. Hope he gets better and gets good treatment!
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    Oct 25, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    OK things are looking better but not out of the woods yet. Doctor just told us prelimary results show he had a cardiac incident but maybe not a full heart attack. Blood enzyme results are good for no heart damage but they need to be redone over the next day to be sure. But something is really wrong with his heart and now the'll do tests for the next day or 2. Looks like we caught it in time and now we'll learn what can be done to prevent future incidents and a major heart attack. Thanks for listening guys, I thought I would explode here by myself, not able to phone anyone at his request. Bob
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    Oct 25, 2010 9:28 PM GMT
    I am so sure. That had to be hard.
    hang in there.. keep us posted.
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    Oct 25, 2010 9:39 PM GMT
    tajsreve saidI am so sure. That had to be hard.
    hang in there.. keep us posted.

    Will do. Amazingly it is just a few days past 1 year ago I last took him to the ER when he got a massive blood clot in his leg and it was almost amputated. This experience has actually been easier for us, odd as that may sound. But not over yet and we still gotta learn how serious this is for the long term.
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    Oct 25, 2010 9:58 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    This experience has actually been easier for us, odd as that may sound. But not over yet and we still gotta learn how serious this is for the long term.


    THIS!
    You will never stop learning how serious that is... I do believe.
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    Oct 25, 2010 10:18 PM GMT

    Bob

    Very sorry to hear about your partner's health. The good news is that it sounds like you guys reacted early and well to whatever is going on so that the doctors have a good chance of fixing him up before much damage is done. Nevertheless, this must be a fraught time for both of you and you are in my thoughts.

    You were a great support to your partner when he had his vascular problem a year or so ago and I am sure you will be great for him now too. Just remember to look after yourself and try to rest when you can.

    Peace,

    David
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    Oct 26, 2010 12:50 AM GMT
    Very sorry to see this, but encouraging to read that it's going to be OK. My best to you and your partner.