My first ride in an ambulance...

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Camelot Farms, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    What a day!

    Went to my GP cause my new heart meds werent working. My rate had been 100 plus for 4 days.

    I was feeling pretty crappy.

    She decides to do an ekg. No problem. Tech takes readings and 5 minutes later I have oxygen in my nose, an aspirin ground up between my teeth and a nitro under my tongue and I can hear the EMS.

    All I remember her saying is something about a bockage. I am there alone and now in total panic.

    EMS is great. But ambulance breaks down on the way. They manage to get us back up and running and to ER.

    Wires and tubes and needles and whatever else you can imagine is all done within 5 minutes and some nitro paste for good measure.

    3 hours later, they determine that my heart is fine, other than the tachycardia and they give me some new meds to replace the Cardizem.

    So I am home, in bed and very sleepy. What a day!
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State

    Glad you are ok. Take it easy and REST!
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Sorry to hear that. Feel better soon. [​IMG]
  4. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Wow! Never a dull moment for you! Earlier this week it was your eight-year-old getting "arrested". [​IMG] Now this!

  5. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Quote:LOL...this is probably my punishment for being such a rule breaker. [​IMG]
  6. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Holy smokes Batman! [​IMG]

    After all that you really do need a rest!

    I had an EKG to get ready for my surgery and it said "probable myocardial infarction" - heart attack - and that my heart was damaged! I told 'em well I sure missed the event. The nurse said that sometimes the machine 'over-interprets' what the data means and so you end up with an episode like yours.

    That's just crazy!

    Anyway, I'm glad you are OK!
  7. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Quote:LOL...this is probably my punishment for being such a rule breaker. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] I hope everything gets straightened out soon. [​IMG]
  8. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    How traumatic! Be sure to MAKE yourself rest! [​IMG]
    I got an ambulance ride 2 weeks ago for slipping and falling while dancing, and landing on my face (unconcious for 2 minutes and multiple facial fractures). It only cost $680 for a 5 minute ride [​IMG]
    Hope you feel better soon!
  9. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    [​IMG] ........... go get some rest ! WOW, what a week ! [​IMG]
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Holy cow! [​IMG] Glad your okay! Go get a good book and a blankie and get some rest! [​IMG]

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