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!!
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