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Another Trip to the ER

April 22nd, 2015 at 05:19 am

DH was having burning chest pain early this morning. His chest was also really tight and he was feeling dizzy. So after tossing and turning for a little bit he asked me to take him to the ER.

We checked into the ER at 2:45am.
He had an EKG, blood work, a chest x-ray, nebulizer treatment and also a chest CT scan.
They did a second EKG because there was a slight irregularity in the first one. It was still there in the second one. From that the doctors concluded it is very likely he had a mild heart attack recently!
OMG! Frown
The cardiologist didn't seem too concerned at this point. He said DH can turn this around by getting healthy.
As I've said before, he has really packed on the weight - the bad belly fat type. And he drinks way too much alcohol.
It is a "wake-up call" and so far DH is taking it seriously.

They discharged him from the ER at 8:15am this morning right after seeing the cardiologist. He has been feeling fine since.

This morning we paid $176 at the ER. Which is a weird amount.. our ER co pay is supposed to be $250 so I don't know where that amount came from?

Friday he has an echocardiogram (ultrasound of his heart). Positive thoughts please!

9 Responses to “Another Trip to the ER”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh wow! I'm glad he is okay at this point. Definitely sending good thoughts and wishing for a healthier lifestyle to help turn things around for him. Scary stuff for you too...(((hugs)).

  2. laura/deacon's wife Says:


    What a scary night for you! And DH!!

    It sounds like this will be the wake-up call he might have need to get on the boat headed for healthy! Now that spring/summer is coming, he can take the kids for a walk or bike ride.

    Sending prayers your way for a restoration of DH's health and peace of mind.

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    ((HUGS)) Hopefully this is the wake up call that he needs. How scary!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    OMG, how scary for him! But what good luck that the heart attack he already experienced wasn't worse. Hoping his health will now turn around for the good!

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    OMG is right! Frown ((hugs)) So glad they're not too concerned and that your DH has a chance to make some lifesaving changes.

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'd be beside myself if my DH had gone through that. Hope he listens and gets healthy.

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Glad he's doing ok. Maybe this will be a wake-up call to take care of his health? Take care of yourself too!

  8. PNW Mom Says:

    Oh dear...what a scary scary night! Prayers that he can start making those changes...hugs!

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Oh my! I hope the Echo goes well tomorrow!

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