My adventure to the E.R last night....

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Camelot Farms, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Apparently my heart rate moderating meds need a little tweaking.

    I started to feel funny around 2:00 yesterday afternoon. A little out of breath and I could feel flip-flopping in my chest. But no pain. So I laid down about 3 thinking it would settle down.

    At 5:30 I got up and took my pulse. It was 140. At least I think it was 140, it was so fast that I couldnt catch all of the beats and it was skipping beats and doing all sorts of funky things.

    I decided on my own to take an extra dose of Atenelol. Figured it couldnt hurt at this point. Get to ER and they hear HEART and immediately take me back. Within minutes, I have an IV, oxygen, blood drawn, an EKG and a bunch of wires that I am not even sure what they were for attached to me.

    Heart rate is still 120. Then it starts bouncing around from 120 to 90 to 110 etc. Finally after an hour, it has settled to between 70 and 80.

    All labs came back fine for non heart-attack related levels so they let me come home with a new dosage of atenelol.

    Of course, all I could think about was....I hope the kids are doing the chores and feeding the chickens...lol.

    Hopefully the new meds do the trick...
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Oh my! Now thats scarey. Please, do take care of yourself. Heart conditions are nothing to mess with. Glad to hear you didnt have a heart attack!
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Yikes! Glad your heart rate stabilized-how scary!

    Take care of yourself.
     
  4. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Glad to hear you're okay. That must've been scary!

    So, did your kids do their chores??

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  5. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    [​IMG] and glad everything turned out OK. Take care of yourself.
     
  6. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    [​IMG] So sorry to hear that!! Hope the new meds do a better job
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hope you feel better soon! I remember once when my heart rate was 150. Sure got the red carpet treatment at the ER!
     
  8. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Glad you're feeling better. Funny how you remember the little things while you're distracted though.
     
  9. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    [​IMG] Glad to hear you're doing better. I hope they find the right dose for you... Heart conditions are scary... [​IMG]
     
  10. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Arkansas
    Yipes! Take care of yourself!!
     

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