Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Good news

Delighted to report that the FH is looking better this evening.  Our prayers are helping - the doctors have revised their opinion and although the troponin is in the blood, indicating damage to the heart, they don't now think that he has had a heart attack!  Thank goodness - I can't tell you how relieved we all are about that. The current thought is that one of his medications has caused this so it has been discontinued with immediate effect - and now he has got a monitor to wear for 24 hours in the hospital.  If that shows that his heart rate and blood pressure remain stable, there is a chance that he will come home tomorrow.

We had a good visit with him tonight and he shared that he had just enjoyed a good beef stew with dumplings - which made us all feel hungry then!  I have a chap coming at 11am in the morning to advise us whether our stairs are suitable for a stairlift, which will help us decide the next steps here.  I suspect myself that they are not suitable, but I am willing to be wrong, because I know nothing about stairlifts!

This episode has been particularly worrying, with all the potential scenarios that the doctors were talking me through yesterday.  The physio that has seen him today has told him to pace himself and live for each day at a time, rather than worrying about tomorrow - good advice for us all, I think!  I shall phone the hospice and try to re-arrange the appointment there for whenever we can get back in the queue to see the consultant there, and perhaps it will be convenient to meet with our blogging friends too, although they have a move on the cards, so maybe we'll have to wait.  I am determined to meet them sometime soon!!


9 comments:

Louise said...

So pleased to hear your good news. Thinking about you all today especially EFG with her exams. Hope all went well. Take care and good advice for us all to take each day as it comes Best wishes Louise.

Andrea Williams said...

I am sure the stairlift will be suitable on your stairs as they make many different versions .It is clamped fitted on the stairs.We had one fitted for Mr WP we used Stannah and they were amazing.

Morgan said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Andrea. I got overwhelmed by all the companies that pop up when you google, so I went in to the local AgeUK office and asked them, so it is their partner company which is sending a rep out today. With the front door at the bottom of the stairs and a bedroom door immediately at the top, I am just worried about where the person would get on and off and leave the chair! We'll see when the chap gets here - better hoover the stairs first!

rabbitquilter said...

So good to hear FH is improving and enjoying hospital grub!!!! Our elderly neighbour has a Stannah lift and our front doors are immediately in front of the stairs with a room at the top, not sure how Mr. C's is positioned as I always see him at the back door though, but it fits!!! Good luck to the girls with their exams, and you take care of yourself! XX

Dc said...

Glad to hear it was not a heart attack and that he is feeling and looking a little better. You are having a right old time of it at the moment are you?. Thinking of you all.

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

Hope FH gets home soon. C's dad has a stairlift in tiny little cottage twisting stairs so they might have something suitable.

Allegra said...

We viewed a house a few weeks back that had a stair lift on the stairs with what sounds like the same layout ! Hope it all works out for you - and so good to hear the good news :o)

kathy said...

I have a stairlift too. It is brilliant, a lovely man and his daughter fitted it, nothing was too much trouble. I hope your stairs are suitable most are.

Andrea Williams said...

Our bathroom door is at top of stairs and front door in front of stairs.The chair swivels around to top of stairs they get of safely then the chair swivels back and fold up flush with wall.