Monday, January 4, 2010

Words I hate to hear first thing in the morning...

or anytime really..."Lisa, wake up, I need to go to the hospital." That's what I heard around 6:00 am this morning. Gess woke up because his heart was pounding. He checked his pulse at in was in the 140s, which caused the alarm and the wake up call. It's kind of funny how I can go from a dead sleep to action mode in mere seconds. Gess checked his pulse again and it was a bit lower, 129. His 02 sats were low...around 90/91% on room air (when he is usually 97%). Then he started to vomit. After that his stats came up a bit and his pulse slowed some. BP is high. He decided to go back to sleep for a bit and then reevaluate. I really hope that this was just some weird 10-minute episode and that we do not end up in the ER/hospital today.

1 comment:

Piper said...

I don't know that this will help any (take it for what it's worth), but my HR goes up that high sometimes even at rest and my doctor has always told me it's not cause to go to the ER on its own. Dehydration can cause high HR and low O2 sats, and so can a mild fever. For me it's almost always an indicator of one of those things. I also get very high resting HRs when I have an infection, so if Gess is still recovering from his latest exacerbation that could have caused it.

Is he on abx still? Certain drugs (particularly cipro and that whole fam) can have an affect on your heart. I hope you figure it out and avoid the hospital -- but I would have Gess call the doctor and discuss before going in if you don't think it's a total emergency!