Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Recent ER visit

Tim called me yesterday afternoon and said he was on his way to the ER. His doctor told him to go because he was having chest pains, fast pulse and not feeling well. I called my Dad and he got off work early (Mom is out of town) and he took the kids to their place.

I met Tim around 4:30pm at the ER. Triage nurse saw him, pulse 125 blood pressure 152 over 90.....not good. They did a quick EKG and the doc said it was normal just fast. So they sent us out to the waiting room because they had no beds. Under normal circumstances we would have gone right back. But because every person, child and mother was at the ER there were no beds. He didn't get back to a room until about 8 pm. They told him he was having a reaction to his new allergy steroid inhaler, they gave him a beta blocker and anti nausea medicine and sent him home.

I got home at 10:30pm, can you believe that? It took 4 hours for Tim to see a doctor!! He is doing much better, his Mom is a cardiac nurse and gave Tim another beta blocker today because he doesn't see his Doc till tomorrow and we have been monitoring his BP all day. His doctor is back from vacation tomorrow and he sees him at 3pm.

I have never seen the ER that full before!! This one woman got their and she just moved here, I told her she would have a better chance at another local but smaller hospital just 20 minutes away. After she saw the triage nurse I over heard the nurse asking an aid to take her to valet so she could go to the other hospital.

1 comment:

Scott and Shana said...

Oh, Jeeze!!! Take care, Tim!!! What a scarey thing.