Monday, June 15, 2009

The Saga Continues......

Hey, Y'all,
Well, we were settled pretty good here at Teresa's on Saturday, and then I spiked a fever of about 100 degrees and so, Teresa called the tenth floor at Vanderbilt Hospital where I had been and they told her at the desk that if my fever was 100.1 or more to go to the local hospital's ER and have them check it out. So on Sunday morning, here we went and spent quite a long time being checked out (x-rays, blood drawn, EKG, etc.) and were finally told that they could not treat me since I had just been released from VHospital. So, off we went via medical transport for an hour and a half ride. They had told me at the local hospital that it looked from the x-rays that I could possibly have a section of dead bowel. (Not a very encouraging thing to hear, you understand).

Needless to say, they were surprised at Vanderbilt to see me again. They told me that there was no problem, they checked the x-rays, and suggested that I send the information provided from the local hospital about my heart on to my cardiologist, and ask him if he wanted me to change any of my medications based on the information provided. It seems they are concerned with a bloxkage in my left brachial branch of my heart. It could be that this condition is not new and is preexisting for several years.

We are back home and happy to be here. I have a lot of work to do on my recovery and I intend to do my best to get back into good shape in the next month. A home health care nurse comes tomorrow to check on me and see what therapy I need.

We saw a lot of interesting characters at the local hospital yesterday morning, whom I may describe later on. In the meantime, I won't be doing a lot of blogging until I am feeling a little better.

In the meantime, thank you for your continued prayers on our behalf. They are much valued. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Love to you all. Bye for now.

4 comments: TN said...

You sure are having your share of hospital, nurses, ER and such! I'm sorry you are having to go through this, but keep on the sunny side and you will be back in the saddle in no time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Still sending hugs! Clara

Judy said...

You just take care of yourself, get lots of rest and we will be right here when you feel better. I am just glad you are o.k.and on the upside! Love and hugs, Judy

Mom B said...

Hi! I miss you was good to be with you. You're in MOST excellent hands! Teresa's medical knowledge is going to be helpful. Love you!

Barbara said...

Good Morn.Ruby.
Hope you have a good day today, and every day is better.
You are in my prayers.
Get well soon.we love you.