Hospital drama and heart problems.
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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@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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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.