Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Not There Yet

I've been intentionally holding off with an update on the Pres until he saw both the surgeon for the last time and his Cardiologist this week.

No, he is not there yet.

However, he is close. We are close.

Right now his heart rate is high all the time. Yes, he is restricted a little as far as over exerting himself since he becomes winded and exertion would, as I told him, cause his heart rate to go way too high, which we don't want. The first step was to change some of his medications.

The next step will be that another TEE (transesophageal echocardiogram) is done followed by another Electric Cardioversion. They will be done next week in an effort to obtain a regular heart rate.

However, both doctors said his incisions healed well and that he is well on his way to good health!  What he is going through is not uncommon after open heart surgery.  In fact, 30%-50% of patients experience it.  

 Although not there yetI am now beginning to feel a huge sense of relief and less guilty about the prospect of leaving him home alone.  



20 comments:

Barb said...

Great news. I hope all continues to go well. The heart just takes some time to heal.

Small Kucing said...

Good news then :).

may he have a speedy recovery

Bee Lady said...

I have not been on blogs for a while. I am so glad to hear he is doing better. Phew. Such a relief.
About your last post. I am so tired of the lack of customer service we have in this country and I see it getting worse. No one seems to care anymore, they tell you what you want to hear just to get you off of the phone, and no one wants to do their job. There is no sense of ownership, people get paid no matter if they do a good job or a bad job. It's sad and scary.

Cindy Bee

Ann said...

That's good news and I know how relieved you'll be when you finally reach the end of this journey. It's nice to know that what he's experiencing isn't uncommon.

eileeninmd said...

At least it is getting closer and you can feel some relief. I hope all continues to go well and the Pres enjoys a complete recovery soon. Have a happy day!

Sandra said...

thanks for the update and it sounds like he is on the up mend, but slowly... praying now for good things to happen soon and for healing.

Gail said...

Great news. One step at a time...

Sue in the Wood said...

Praise God things are going in the right direction. Yes, slowly, slowly catchee monkey! Love ya, girl!

ladyfi said...

Hurray for the good news!

bailey-road.com said...

Glad to hear the good report.

bailey-road.com said...

Glad to hear the good report.

Florida Farm Girl said...

I'm so glad to hear that progress is being made. Take a big breath and try to relax a little bit.

Iftekhar Ahmed said...

I must appreciate the way you have express your feelings through your blog!
PPC Expert

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for the update, JP, and hope that both you and the Pres can relax a bit over the weekend.

EG CameraGirl said...

Great news that you are feeling better about leaving him alone at home. What a relief for you!

Rambling Woods said...

Wonderful news!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Life has taken me away from blogging, but I thought I'd stop by and let hyou know that you're being thought of in my little corner of VA. I hope that all continues to go well for the Pres., and I hope you've had a good weekend too!

Take care!!

Retired English Teacher said...

This is good news! Hang in there. I have been away from blogging more than I hoped. I'm sorry to hear he has been through this. I am sure he will soon be readjusted to his new beat. Having had a pacemaker implanted in April, I understand the frustration of waiting for things to stabilize.

"...E...", from VA, Beth said...

thinking about you guys. please keep us posted when you can. big big hugs. ( :

Felix F Giordano said...

Glad he's on the expected rehab schedule. Kiki's waiting to meet him.

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