Monday, June 21, 2010


We went to the doctor today to find out more about my wife's "inappropriate shock." It turns out she had an unexpected defibrilation of her atrium, which was not part of the plan. The doctor wants to treat it with medication instead of ablation. The medication is such that it can change the electrochemical attributes of the heart, so a hospital stay is necessary when beginning the medication to ensure that any problems caused by the medication (which apparently would start immediately) could be addressed in hospital immediately. So, it's looking like she will go into the hospital for two days next week.

It's not supposed to be any big deal. No invasive procedures, just observation. But I don't like her to have to spent time in the hospital. She'll go in Wednesday, which means I cannot be with her because of a strategic planning consultation I'm doing. But I'll be done by 2 or 3, so I'll immediately go to see how's she's doing.

I do hate having commitments that I can't break. I don't like it at all.


YourFireAnt said...

Springer, I'm sorry to hear this, and hoping for the best. I know you worry when stuff like this happens. Know that I'm thinking of you both.


Me, You, or Ellie said...

Good luck to both you guys. Hate that your wife has to be admitted -- can't they just install a bionic thingamajiggy or something?


Pensionado said...

Keep being optimistic about the outcome. It is good that the condition has been identified and can be treated.

We are rooting for you both!

bev said...

I hope all goes well with the hospital stay. I know how you feel - I always hated it when Don had to stay their overnight or longer.

Springer Kneeblood said...

Thanks for your expressions of concern, folks. Things have changed again. Because of my shitty schedule and other inappropriate reasons, my wife has rearranged the in-hospital visit to late July, the 28th through 30th. Now, I have that much longer to dwell on this crap. Ah, such is life. If this were serious, they would insist on something earlier.

phil said...

Hope it goes well.