Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Take A Deep Breath

It began Saturday, much earlier than his normal wake up time, when the Pres woke up and couldn't take a deep breath. "Feeling funny," he headed to the ER, where he was assessed and immediately admitted to the hospital.

Many tests and medications later, he was allowed to come home Tuesday night. To quote the doctor, "we need to handcuff this guy." His activities will be restricted for the next month at which point he will be brought in and his condition re-evaluated.  So, for the next 30 days our lives will change.  Diagnosed with congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, pulmonary edema with significant aortic stenosis, the Pres has to "take it easy and do nothing physical or strenuous that bumps up his heart rate."  The diagnosis and news hit him hard which I saw in his face.




Needless to say, our annual trip to Aruba will be cancelled because "this is serious."


Thank you all for your well wishes...they are very much appreciated by both of us!


 I will be back to visit as soon as I catch up with my sleep.

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

glad he went in. glad he was admitted. glad he was diagnosed! glad he was sent home, but hoping he will not overdo it! no more snowblowing and building and...

and you need to rest, too.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, dear, JP. I sure hope things can be sorted out somehow. Give the Pres a hug for me, okay? And one for yourself as you help deal with this, too.

Ginny said...

I am so very sorry. What with newer meds and such, I am hoping he will feel back to normal soon. I am praying that everything will be alright. Saying a prayer now.

Linda said...

Strength, JP. Saw that I had a viewer from Aruba and thought you guys were there already. Take care of Pres and yourself. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

eileeninmd said...

I am glad Pres is OK..I hope you will be watching him making sure he does not overdo it.. Sending my prayers for you and the Pres..Sorry about Aruba! Take care and have a happy day!

Sandra said...

Prayers going up for both of you and for him to find peace with taking it easy. so sorry to hear this, i wondered where you were. hugs from Florida.. and this is serious...

Ann Thompson said...

Oh no, I can only imagine how much of a shock that had to be. I'm sending prayers and hugs.

Barb said...

Getting a diagnosis like that is a shocker. It will take some adjustment for both of you. Tell the Pres I said to take it easy. Letting the chores slide a little isn't the end of the world. Take care of yourself, too, JP.

Monkeywrangler said...

Oh CARP! I am sorry to learn the Pres has some serious stuff going on medically. I hope he takes it seriously, and does what the doctor tells him. Will add y'all to my prayers.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Good grief! Wishing him much healing!

Nancy said...

So sorry to hear, JP. I know it will be difficult to keep him still for a month. xo

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Our belated well wishes to Joe and yourself, JP. I have fallen behind in blog reading and had to go back to read about what happened to the Pres. We hope he stays on track and follows doctor's orders.

Rambling Woods said...

Some how I missed this post. I am so,sorry about this. It must be very shocking and will take time to process. I know you will keep us posted... Michelle

Betty said...

OK...I went back and caught up. I had no idea when I wrote the comment about a low salt diet that you were dealing with something this serious. I know from reading some of your posts over the years that he's a very active person. Keeping him slowed down for 30 days won't be easy.

I guess this all came on quite suddenly? You need to take care of the Pres, but just as important you need to take care of you. I know you like to exercise and exercise is so good for stress, but all that snow makes it difficult to just go out and take a walk! Melt snow!

I'll be keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers.

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