Hospital drama and heart problems.

@maezee (32570)
United States
January 7, 2018 12:32pm CST
Happy sunday all. My night soo did not go as expected last night. It was my last night shift and expected a smooth evening and few hours of sleep due to switching over to middle shift starting today. I got a call from my older sister that my mom had been having chest pain earlier in the day. She didnt notify us until 1230amish even though the pain had subsided. So....naturally. I spoke to my supervisor, hauled butt out of there to run my mom up to the ER to get checked out. We found out later she has been having chest pains and left arm numbness a few times a week for the past month but failed to tell us. Sigh! My mom was super against getting checked out but me and my sister managed to convince her. After 4 hours of us being in the hospital... all blood tests came back normal (despite the nurse not being able to find a vein. Of course), EKG came back normal, nothing on chest xrays, nothing abnormal in the ultrasound. The next step is for her to get a stress test this week. Since she wasnt experiencing the symptoms at the time - the EKG wasnt really useful. Me and my sister got home around 0500am and slept until 930. Now off to work in a minute here. Gah. Thanks for listening. I am praying my mom follows up and schedules the stress test instead of putting it off like she has been. How is everyone elses sunday going? Hope all is well.
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@andriaperry (53662)
• United States
7 Jan
She may need a stent, Tony often felt this was when he got his. Have a good day regardless.
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@maezee (32570)
• United States
7 Jan
Thanks. Can you advise...how did they determine he needed a stint? Was it the stress test or somehing else?
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@andriaperry (53662)
• United States
7 Jan
@maezee Yes the stress test and the echo, a heart doctor will order all of those.
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@maezee (32570)
• United States
7 Jan
@andriaperry Thanks very much. I appreciate it. This is all for sure new territory for.me.
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@Corbin5 (109908)
• United States
7 Jan
It is so hard to get a parent to get help. My dad always would, but my mom was a source of frustration when she kept cancelling appointments.
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@maezee (32570)
• United States
7 Jan
Ugh that is so frustrating. I wish they would just ne proactive about it. My mom I feel is in denial that there is an issue despite recurring symptoms.
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@Corbin5 (109908)
• United States
7 Jan
@maezee I would take a day off from teaching to take my mom to her appointment. When I walked in her house, she had cancelled the appointment right before I arrived. She did that often, and I have to say I was not happy.
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@maezee (32570)
• United States
9 Jan
@Corbin5 that must have been so hard to deal with. I am stressin because my mom still hass not scheduled her stress tests and keeps making excuses.
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@SIMPLYD (80400)
• Philippines
9 Jan
My prayer that your mom's stress test will have a good result. Sometime, our parents doesn't want to stress and bother us so they keep the pain to themselves which should not be the case.
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@maezee (32570)
• United States
9 Jan
Thanks. I agree. That makes me so frustrated with parents.
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@SIMPLYD (80400)
• Philippines
10 Jan
@maezee They want us to just let them do what they seem to perceive as good for them.
@marlina (75085)
• Canada
8 Jan
I hope that your Mom gets the stress test done and they can do something to make her feel better
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@maezee (32570)
• United States
9 Jan
Thank you
@DianneN (80019)
• United States
8 Jan
Omg! I can imagine how frightened you were. I think your mom better schedule that Stress test. I will pray for her, too.
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@maezee (32570)
• United States
9 Jan
I hope she does too. Thanks :)
@garymarsh6 (14264)
• United Kingdom
7 Jan
Oh boy yes you must keep on at your mum to make sure she follows up with her tests! I hope you are not too shattered!
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@maezee (32570)
• United States
7 Jan
I wish we had some answers. But things are ok for now. Thanks for your response :) Hope you are doing well.
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@Courtlynn (65098)
• United States
7 Jan
Oh man. Can only imagine how stressful and scary it was for you. Glad you were able to convince her though! And hope she does do the stress test
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@maezee (32570)
• United States
7 Jan
Me too Thanks very much :)
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@TRBRocks420 (79708)
• Banks, Oregon
7 Jan
Prayers going out that your mom will be all better soon.
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@maezee (32570)
• United States
7 Jan
Thanks. I appreciate it.
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@shaggin (37055)
• United States
7 Jan
That sounds really scary. I always thought her symptoms were the sign of a heart attack. I am glad you took her to get checked out.
@maezee (32570)
• United States
9 Jan
Thanks. Seems like we didnt really get any answers from the er visit.
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@shaggin (37055)
• United States
9 Jan
@maezee that isn't good and is frustrating
@Blondie2222 (22227)
• United States
7 Jan
Well glad nothing out of the ordinary as of yet. I hope she follows through and makes those appointments if not you guys should make it for her. Hope your day goes ok even though your only on 4 hours of sleep. I am on 6 hours of sleep and still going.
@maezee (32570)
• United States
9 Jan
Thanks. I nade it through work lol. The sleep deprivation i can handle but the stress and fear is new territory for me lol. Hope all is well.
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@Blondie2222 (22227)
• United States
9 Jan
@maezee Glad you made it thru the work day, I did as well. Now i'm up and ready for another one ugh lol.
@peachpurple (12865)
• Malaysia
7 Jan
That was scary, sounds like stroke symptom
@jaboUK (54518)
• United Kingdom
10 Jan
I hope that your mom is ok, but I sympathise with her being against getting checked out. I never go to the doctor unless it's absolutely necessary.
@JESSY3236 (6803)
• United States
9 Jan
I hope everything turns out to be ok. That's a scary and stressful situation.