Friday, March 11, 2011

I'm going to have a heart attack yeT!!

I was in my studio working on an art project when I heard the loudest rumble type noise coming from upstairs. I ran up the steps as fast as I could calling out hubby's name and found him flat on his back on the floor. He was conscious, but dazed. He said he was standing up, putting his back brace on. He started to get tunnel vision and before he could move, he got light headed, his knees buckled and he went down, falling between the end of his bed and themwall, hitting both on the way down.

I told I'm to just lie there. Took his bp which was 108/77, pulse was 72. He took his glucose which was 165.

We got him up and into his bed after about 10 minutes on the floor.

So we had an interesting conversation.....what do I do if he does go completely unconscious. He reaffirmed that he does not want me to call 911. I asked him how long I go leaving him unconscious. He said he did not want me to call 911. He does not want to go to the hospital no matter what.

So I have this vision of him being outmcold for 3 weeks. Funny, but it's not. He scared me to death today just going light headed....what will I do when he passes out?

There has to be something going on. He doesn't want to call the doctor. So I will just blog it here so I have a record of what happened.

I keep thinking that if I have a heart attack, then I don't have to go thru this!!



Lynn Barry said...

Oh my Lord...the oppressive dependency is enough to GIVE you a heart to be to be you...HUGS and LOVE...patience is a virtue...blogging is a MUST...keep writing...we're here.

Lilly said...

This had to be so scary for you! And what DO you do if he passes out? Is there a possibility he just got up from a sitting/lying position before this happened? I know that quite often my hubby gets very light headed because his blood pressure drops when he gets out, and he has had more than one fall (although not usually as bad as what you described) because of it.

I have also been told "don't take me to the hospital" on more than one occasion. The last time was about 3 Christmases ago, when I think it is quite possible that he had a mild heart attack. He was NOT about to go anywhere! And part of me really understood that, as hospital stays have been so horrible for him. Hang in there; I KNOW this is not easy!

Diabeteswife said...

No, he didn't get up too fast. He had been to the bathroom, then walked back and was putting his back brace on.

Tonight, his glucose was 334. Absolutely no reason for it to shoot that high. So something is going on. Just no idea what.....yet.

DW - going to bed very early tonight!

tina said...

What a scare you had! I understand exactly what you are saying and my hubby says the exact thing, no 911, no er, etc. After the week we have just had (he is still in hospital, I have made a decision ... I will call 911 if I feel it to be needed. With all the health issues that my hubby has, I cannot possibly keep guessing what to do. I should of had him at the hospital a week before he went in and guess what, the final outcome was hospitalization, which turned out to be the right answer.

My love and prayers go out to all my sisters dealing with our wonderful hubby's!!!!!!!!!!!