Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Heart monitor ( Jan 2009)

OK, he is MY bionic man..but actually he is wearing a 24 hour heart monitor.

We had a scare last week. Chris is never one to complain about anything, ESPECIALLY is health! But last week, he was off* and it persisted...his heart kept having iregular beats...when he finally told me later that evening I took his pulse and couldn't believe how odd they were. Not fast at all, nor was he in pain. He nevertheless had a very odd cold feeling in his chest. So as far as I was concerned one shouldn't delay treatment with the heart, u never know!

We called an ambulance. The EMT hooked him up to a machine and they saw it emediately. So off he went. I was unable to go as our boarders always need supervision here.

Once there, he was hooked to a bigger monitor, and they saw the very irregular beats also, but thankfully, with normal pulse and BP he was in no apparent he was put into more pressing cases were arriving...snow storm had alot of accidents coming hours patient as he had been, Chris finally had enough. When he informed the nurse that he was leaving, she admitted that it could still be hours till a doctor had more time but that basically he was in no real danger, and he was better off seeing his doctor at the clinic. ......I am sorry he had to wait so long to know that..timing with snow storm was bad but I am thankful he was in no danger and we knew it at that point.

So he saw a doctor the next day...who told him to get off the coffee...and gave him a blood work to get done. Chris went back to work the next day to ...feel horrible that evening. Enough to come home early (THAT NEVER HAPPENS)... Still with heart beats off, but also nausious and huge headache....We thought the detox from no coffee had something to do with that also. He was a BIG coffee drinker. He tryed another day at work and again, wasn't himself at all.

So back to doctor....who gave him this week off...with a few more tests to get done.

This heart monitor is one of them...he went in early, they shaved across his chest THANKGOD! and hooked him all up. He wears it for 24 hrs at home then returns it next day.

As he was gingerly trying to remove the tape ...the nurse, with a sadistical grin on her face I am sure...say...Oh No, that's not how it's done. She took a handfull of his t-shirt in one hand and the edge of the tape in the other and RIPPED IT OFF IN ONE SWOOP!!...

OUCH!... Although he was glad, and SO relieved that they had shaved part of him the day before....let's just brought a teeny weeny tear to his eye. ......He told me as he made sure to grunt like Tim the Tool Man Taylor.

He had done a bloodwork and we are waiting for a brain scan. He has had a constant headache for over a week.

His only concern with the brainscan is that all they will see is that he has BOOBS ON THE BRAIN... what a goober ..(eye roll here)

So..the good news is he is home this week...he is getting tests done to find out whats up ..and although this is happening, he is quite healthy all in all. He works out, eats well, and keeps his wife very happy...These are all very good things lol.


kenju said...

Moon, it seems that you and Chris are doing all the right things; getting tested, etc. I hope that it will turn out to be nothing serious, but he may have to turn to decaf coffee now. Caffeine is bad for heart rhythm, I hear. I wish you both the best!

TravelinOma said...

What a scary situation! I hope all goes well. Maybe they'll find out he's really bionic and is worth 6 million dollars!

PI said...

It sounds very similar to what MTL has but of course he is much older. Irregular heart beat - Tony Blair also had it and it is all perfectly treatable so if he does as the medics tell him I'm sure he will be fine. I think Judy is right about the coffee. Best wishes to you both and tell him to be patient :)

Star said...

I see his sense of humor is healthy as well, Sounds like it was scary. Kepp us posted on the results.As no one seems overly worried it is probably just too much caffine.

cindy wilson said...

Sorry to hear , Chris get better soon. Hopefully not too serious..Yeah nurses have the training to take tape off in a class called taking tape off 101. LOL Sorry Chris it could have been worse your hair could have been intact. Best to both of you


Bob-kat said...

Its very sensible to get these things checked out as soon as possible. I do hope the tests show nothing too bad and that Chris is well in no time at all.

Bob-kat said...

Hello again. Thanks ever so much for your very kind offer of a scarf which I would love to accept. It is definitley my plan to wear scarves for at least a while as the scar is very noticeable. It's not that I'm vain really, but that I do like to look nice and I don't like being stared at.

If you drop me an email (which you cna find on my profile page) I will send you my address. Thanks ever so much for this kind thought. I really appreciate it :)

Anna said...

And he's still smiling!

I hope you guys get those test results back asap and they figure this all out. Sorry you're feeling crappy Chris, I hope you feel better soon. The not knowing why is frustrating also.


Melody said...

Typical bloke not to say anything about his health!

Glad all is being sorted and that YOU are on the ball.

PI said...

Another great thing in his favour is that he doesn't appear to be overweight.

Bytch said...

Hope all is better??