2/28/24 - Update on My Husband

@LindaOHio (154957)
United States
February 28, 2024 12:50am CST
We arrived at the hospital at 7 am yesterday. Surgery was scheduled for 7:30 am. The various doctors came in to talk with me and assured me that my husband was ready for surgery. At 8 am one of the doctors came in to tell me that the surgery was aborted in the OR when my husband's blood pressure dropped and his heart rate increased. He was sent to the ICU where they shocked his heart to bring it back into rhythm. When we went to see him, he was a myriad of wires and had a breathing tube down his throat. When they stopped sedation, poor hubby wanted that breathing tube OUT. They told me that they were going to transfer him to Cleveland Clinic and do the surgery there since they were better equipped to handle emergencies in the OR. As of 9 pm last night he was still in ICU. The nurse on the floor told me that he must be transferred to General Medical before he can be transferred to Cleveland Clinic. They can't transfer him directly from the ICU. From there they recommended that he go to a rehab facility quite a distance from our house. Cleveland Clinic is also quite a distance. They keep moving him further away! I will check this morning to see if he is still in the ICU. Today I'm going to go get my blood test again. My glucose and A1C were too high; and my doctor wants to check it again. Thank you for all your prayers and support. Photo Credit: Pixabay
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@LadyDuck (456875)
• Switzerland
28 Feb
I am sorry for your husband, but this hospital seems to give him better support. I am not surprised your blood test are not very good, you are so stressed because of this situation.
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@BarBaraPrz (45403)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Feb
I was going to mention the stress factor, too.
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@LadyDuck (456875)
• Switzerland
28 Feb
@BarBaraPrz The stress plays a more important role than many doctors can imagine.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
28 Feb
Thank you, Anna.
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@AmbiePam (85119)
• United States
28 Feb
I am glad they are least giving him better care. The Cleveland Clinic is a wonderful facility from what I heard, but of course, you would know better than I. It is terrible that he will be so far away, and that is very upsetting for you, understandably. Perhaps these places can get him in good enough shape to where he could eventually come back to where you are.
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@AmbiePam (85119)
• United States
28 Feb
@LindaOHio I thought so. I thought it and the Mayo Clinic were the best in the United States.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
29 Feb
@AmbiePam They are sending him to Hillcrest Hospital which is supposed to be as good.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
28 Feb
Cleveland Clinic is world renowned. People come from all over the world to be treated there.
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@kaylachan (57101)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
28 Feb
Yeah, I can see how you feel. I went through the same with George. Although he went from ISC directly to select specials, and then to rehab. But, he had to be stable and not critical before he could be moved. I'm preying you don't lose your husband and he can fight this. It sounds like he's trying.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
28 Feb
Thank you, Kayla.
@jstory07 (134123)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Feb
I feel so sorry for your husband he has to be scared. I will keep praying for him.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
28 Feb
Thank you, Judy.
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• Rupert, Idaho
28 Feb
That sounds so scary! I am sorry to hear that happened, and that they keep moving him further away. I can't imagine how hard that would be. I mean I have dealt with similar things with other family, but never my spouse. Hopefully your sugar tests are better, stress can really mess with the numbers....I know for a fact!
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
28 Feb
Thank you, Courtney.
• Rupert, Idaho
28 Feb
@LindaOHio No problem...
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@MarieCoyle (27972)
28 Feb
Oh, Linda! That's a LOT for you and his sister to soak up for one day. A LOT. I'm so sorry. I am surprised in a way that they are going to go ahead with the surgery at all. I mean, I know the hip is broken and needs repaired. Just concerned about his heart functions, as I am sure you are as well. I wish I had words to make it better, but I don't. I truly do care, and I am so sorry you all are having to go through such a trial.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
28 Feb
Thank you so much, Marie.
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@BarBaraPrz (45403)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Feb
Let's hope the new places take better care of him, even if they are further away.
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@BarBaraPrz (45403)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
29 Feb
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
29 Feb
He should get good care there.
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@shaggin (71629)
• United States
28 Feb
How sad they keep moving him further away. They do that here too the specialists for things are always further and further. I don’t know what happened that your husband needed the surgery I’ll have to go back some posts.
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@shaggin (71629)
• United States
29 Feb
@LindaOHio wow poor guy
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
29 Feb
He fell 2 or 3 times in rehab.
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@LeaPea2417 (36364)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Feb
Hopefully he can receive a good surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.
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@LeaPea2417 (36364)
• Toccoa, Georgia
29 Feb
@LindaOHio That's good.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
29 Feb
He is going to be transferred to Hillcrest Hospital which is supposed to be just as good.
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@just4him (305032)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Feb
I hope he stabilizes so they can transfer him to Cleveland Clinic. I'm praying for both of you.
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@just4him (305032)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Feb
@LindaOHio You're welcome.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
28 Feb
Thank you, Valerie.
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@JudyEv (324919)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Feb
I'm not surprised if your readings out out of whack too. All the stress can't be helping.
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@JudyEv (324919)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Mar
@LindaOHio I find it difficult to drink as much water as they say we should.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
1 Mar
@JudyEv I find it difficult to drink any water at all! lol
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
29 Feb
Plus I don't drink enough water. She wants me to have a renal ultrasound.
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@thelme55 (76433)
• Germany
28 Feb
I am really sorry for your husband. He has to endure everything and of course yourself, too. Prayers for him and his recovery.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
29 Feb
Thank you, Thelma.
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@Happy2BeMe (99411)
• Canada
28 Feb
Continuing to pray for hubby. Saying extra prayers for him as they transfer him to Cleveland. I can only imagine how awful this be for you to have him being moved so far away but if they can help him better there then that is where he needs to be right now. He has already been through so much. Thinking of you everyday and sending hugs.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
28 Feb
Thank you. I feel sorry for my poor hubby.
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@Happy2BeMe (99411)
• Canada
1 Mar
@LindaOHio I know you do. I know it is so hard for you to see him going through so much.
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@porwest (78763)
• United States
28 Feb
Hopefully the other hospital can do the surgery he needs. I am really sad you have to go through this, but you're a trooper and you WILL get through it all. My thoughts are with you.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
29 Feb
Thank you so much, Jim.
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@porwest (78763)
• United States
1 Mar
@LindaOHio Always.
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@vandana7 (98629)
• India
28 Feb
A couple of days ago, I did mention my concerns about his weakness. I don't understand why the doctors are in a rush to complete the operation, especially when he has issues with anasthesia. I would rather he be given some painkillers and UTI medicines and good food through tubes till he became a bit more healthy to withstand the operation. But then, I am not a doctor. Out here, we could have insisted on that. I don't know how it is in your world. I am just concerned that he is too weak. You have been in my thoughts everyday Linda. You are a gem of a person. I hope god gives you enough strength to withstand this stress, and your husband recovers fast so that you are happy. Hugs sweetie...yes, I am praying for you.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
29 Feb
Thank you so much, Vanny. Saw him yesterday he was in good spirits and ate about half of his lunch. I hope he's strong enough for the surgery.
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@rebelann (111022)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Feb
I pray that this will be the last time he has to be transferred before he gets the surgery he needs. I also pray that you'll have someone staying with you so that you won't be all alone. I'd lend you my pup if I lived closer.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
29 Feb
I would love to have Roscoe with me!!!
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@RasmaSandra (73010)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
28 Feb
I am sorry all this is happening and I hope they can finally do the surgery, I keep praying and many blessing to you both,
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
29 Feb
Thank you very much.
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@sallypup (57537)
• Centralia, Washington
28 Feb
I hope this entire nightmare smoothes out for the both of you. I feel helpless and sorry. Take care.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
29 Feb
Thank you, Lenore..
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@TheHorse (204767)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Feb
I wish he could have gotten the surgery over with.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
29 Feb
Me too for sure!
@dya80dya (33312)
28 Feb
This seems so scary. I am sorry.
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@LindaOHio (154957)
• United States
29 Feb
Thank you, Diana.