Friday, July 11, 2008

Useful knowledge

Wanna know the quickest way to be seen when you go to the ER? Just mention "chest pain." Yup, they wisked DH back so fast by the time I finished with the very fast registration they already had him hooked up to the EKG machine.

His pain responded to the nitro tablets they put under his tongue, so they decided to admit him to run more tests. He's there now. All the tests are showing no cardiac problems, but the chest pain has come back (just not to the same extent). He just called me to say the last doctor to come in made it seem like he was going to be discharged this morning, which really surprises me since he's STILL IN PAIN and they DON'T KNOW WHY!

9 comments:

Domestic Goddess said...

OH MY GOSH!
I hope he's ok! BTW, did they have a GI see him? It could be AWFUL reflux (I get terrible chest pain with that). I hope they don't discharge him...

Trace said...

Oh no! I hope he's ok!

Mommy Brain said...

OMG! Keep us updated!!!

Mama Bit said...

PRayers and positive thoughts headed your way! Please let us know how he is doing.

Keep your chin up, I've had so many things that have caused severe chest pain from gall bladder issues to inflamed cartiledge between my rib joints. Hopefully it is something simple like that.

Anjali said...

I second DG.

I used to have horrendous reflux. It feels very similarly to having a heart attack. Get him to a GI doc pronto.

Hope he feels better soon!

O said...

Wow, that's a scary way to spend a summer's day. Let us know if we can help.

only me said...

ditto to O.
Let me know if you need anything.
Hugs to C.

Motherhood101aplus said...

I will be thinking about your family. Take care!

RuthWells said...

Another way to get an ER bed quickly is pain in the lower right-hand quadrant of the abdomen -- possible ruptured appendix. Ask me how I know.

Please keep us updated.