Aug 23, 2014

Update

Hi everyone.  I wasn't going to post until she was home but I opened the laptop to check on a delivery and saw your caring and thoughtful emails so I decided to update.  She was moved from Critical Care to the Cardiac Unit today, still weak and resting.  Much to my disagreement, they started another anti-arrhythmia drug with many side effects and interactions with almost every other med she is taking.  Since it lowers pressure and heart rate, they will all have to be adjusted again. I talked to the doc this morning, very young and casual, and he wants her to stay on it.  Her regular cardiologist is older, more conservative, and more drug conscious.  They need to keep her another day at least to see how it reacts, which could be life-threatening erratic behavior again.  The full effect is felt in one to two weeks so she is terrified of what may happen, but the doc convinced her to stay on it for a month at least and then see how she feels.  He's not concerned.  But they weren't with the first drug and look how that turned out!  Nor did they ever expect or see a reaction like hers.  Still not concerned? Which is worse - dangerous drugs or Afib?  My mother lived with it for 40 years along with a pacemaker. Taking a breath is very painful because her chest is badly bruised, possibly a few cracked ribs, from all the pounding and CPR.  Two nurses that were off duty Friday came in anyway to see her and told her they couldn't sleep that night after watching what she went through.  She said she actually felt life draining from her body, starting with her head and moving down to her feet, unlike anything she's ever felt. Not numbness, not pain, but like someone pulled out a cork and her body was draining.  The next thing she would remember is seeing the same nurse over her pounding her chest.  That nurse is one of the two that didn't sleep that night.  According to her records, this happened ten times.  We are fearful but will trust the doctor and assume all will be good.
I've been in a fog making a lot of mistakes on Eliza but am trying to keep busy.  Mark is gone this weekend and I started so many things, didn't finish one, and have a bigger mess than ever.  I decided to walk away from it and move upstairs to the sewing room. 
 
My purse finish wasn't working because there is a metal piece that is directly beneath the metal frame and you can't get a needle through to sew close enough to the edge.  I already had the shape so decided to line it and hang it.
  
I used leather, my favorite hanger, and hung it with my sampler sack.  I'll work on more finishing tonight.  Only a few pieces to do (that I can find) but if I start having problems, I'll quit.  Better to walk away than grab a match.
Thank you all again so very much for your concern and prayers. 
 
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31 comments:

Frances N said...

How very frightening...I'm so sorry that all of this has happened and I sure hope that she will tolerate the drugs well.
Your finish is lovely, and it's probably good to have some things to keep you busy.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I will be checking back to see how you all are doing.

Maggee said...

I will say a prayer that the Stoopid doctor will notice IF things go south and prevent any serious problems!! Big hugs!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

We will keep you in our payers. Your purse is sweet and a great finish. Keep the Faith,sometimes easier said than done at times like this.

Peace and Blessings to all of you and your family,
Barb

Jacqueline said...

Good wishes and happy thoughts coming your way. Trust in God that He has a plan for you all.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Prayers for your sister and hugs for you. She is lucky to have you!
Lauren

Anonymous said...

Marly, I am so sorry, this is so scary. Prayers for your sister and you. Debbie in IL

Sue Robinson said...

Thinking of you and your sister at this very difficult time. Sue in Normandy.

Pondside said...

It is so frightening to be in that never-never land of serious drugs, serious pain, serious side-effects and to be trusting a seemingly-casual doctor. I've been there and I remember the feeling. I believe that the specialists who face these dire situations daily only seem casual - I like to think that their brains are working overtime, remembering previous cases, going over the options.
Thinking of you and your sister....

Anonymous said...

Marly, Thank you very much for the update. You and your sister are in our thoughts and prayers. Take good care of yourself. When it's convenient for you, please stay in touch. We're very much concerned for you and what you're going through. The very best to you and your sister. God bless you both.

capecodgirl565 said...

I am continuing to send prayers for both your sister and you. Hope all goes well in the days to come. God Bless.

Sandra Sullivan said...

I know you are worried sick and cannot imagine how terrified your sister must be. Sending all of you good thoughts and hopes for happier days really soon. Blessings to you and yours, Sandra

Gabriele said...

How frightened. Good wishes to your sister and you in this difficult situation.
Warm greetings from Germany

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh Marly, I am so sorry for all your sister and you are going through. Sending her healing energy and big {hugs} to you.

Krista said...

How scary all of this must be for your sister and you too. I hope the drugs will work for her this time. Sending you all hugs and prayers.

Justine said...

Keeping you and your sister in my prayers x

Truus said...

Hope that you got the strenght of your faith to go on as I got when I had a bad time.Will pray for you and your sister.
big hug for both of you.
Truus from the Netherlands.

krayolakris said...

Warmest thoughts to you and your sister at this very trying time. How wonderful of those two nurses to come visit.

Margaret said...

I've been away on vacation, and I read this while catching up on blogs. Oh Marly! All my thoughts and prayers are flying to you and your sister and family. Hang in there! Lots of hugs.

Melody said...

Your poor dear sister! I am hoping things improve for her. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

Your purse is so cute. I'm glad you decided to finish it like this.

Vera said...

Oh Marly! How frightening and concerning. Sending prayers to your sister and you. Keeping you both in my thoughts.

Primitive Stars said...

How terrible for your Sis and you Marly, keeping both in my prayers... Love the stitchery, sweet,Blessings Francine.

Anne said...

So scary to read about what's happening to your sister. My heart goes out to you both and I'm praying that she will be okay. ((HUGS))

Carole Z. said...

Marly, I am saddened to hear of what your sister (and you) are going through. I will pray for you both and ask the Lord to keep you in His loving arms. It seems sometimes that life isn't easy to handle especially as we get older (I can attest to that).

Carole

P.S. I do love your finish.

Laura Richards said...

Hope your mom will be better soon and able to go home.

cucki said...

i will keep you in my prayers my dear..
big hugs x

Penny said...

Keeping you and your sister in my prayers.... Such a scary time....prayers that the doctors' decisions will restore your sister back to good health. Hang in there, Marly.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the stress and fear you and your family are going through.
I will pray for you and your sister to know healing and peace, and strength to get you to that healing and peace.
{{HUGE VIRTUAL HUG}}

Cathy said...

Good and positive thoughts and prayers coming her way from me.
Cathy
CraftyCat

Barb said...

Still keeping you and your sister in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

I cannot imagine the roller coaster of emotions that you must be feeling and the anxiety that your sister is feeling as well. Please know that you both are surrounded by prayers for peace, strength, and healing.

Blessings, Alicia Randolph Rapking

Heritage Hall said...

Marly dear ~ Prayers for His merciful healing and strength for
your Sister and calm and courage as you keep your vigil. May peace
fill both your spirits. May those
attending her be given the insight, skill and answers to bring her to full recovery.
You amaze with your beautiful stitching during such stress..if
it works, don't bother the errors that only you may notice anyway.
Blessings ~
Mary

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