Monday, February 21, 2011

RETURN TRIP

Last night I returned to the ICU due to increased episodes.  My heart was very irregular and the skipped beats were 1-3 seconds apart.  My potassium was low and the headache from Haiti returned.  I had the poor cardiologist scratching his head this morning.  He called a doctor from the New England Heart Institute that specializes in electrical issues with the heart and talked to him about me.  He told this doctor what a beautiful and delightful young woman I was (WHAT?!?  He's a HEART doctor...they know how to melt hearts) but that I was like a bad penny and kept turning up.  I laughed.  (I won't tell you the conversation he and my mom had the first go around...sheesh)  He's curious as to why my potassium keeps dropping.  He's curious as to why the headaches seem to correlate with the heart issue.  We talked some more and then by noon I was paroled.  Hopefully sometime this week I'll be making the trip down south to see this good doctor.  In the meantime, I thought I'd share with you my EGK strips.  (see previous post on my condition)
If you notice above the numbers written below the p wave (the small bump) you'll see that the first one is .19 seconds long.  Anything under .20 is normal.  The next one says .24 and the next .35.  They get longer and then you'll notice the qrs complex (the big spike) completely disappears.  That's the 2nd degree AV block type 1 that I have.  If you look below at the other two EKG readings (taken at different times throughout my stay) you'll see more of the 2nd degree block.
 Questions? :)

15 comments:

Junior said...

wow Becky another visit to the hospital. Sure hope they can figure out how to fix things. lots of hugs and prayers

LL said...

there you go making my heart beat again. heart beat again....sing it with me.
I'm just glad it's beating, so and unsteady it might be, but it's beating!

The Mormon Monk said...

Where was your wedding ring? JK--No fun to have a finicky ticker. Take it easy; no Sheera moves out there in NH, please.

Malinda said...

Hang in there friend! Feel better soon. I love you and hope to see you soon! HUGS! :)

Papa Don said...

(((HUGS))) from the McNulty family!

Emily B. said...

Heck Becky, you are giving me heart problems worrying about you! I hope you have a peaceful week and can get some answers soon. Love you.

April said...

Oh my goodness! Bless your heart :)! I'm so sorry you "turned up" again-- keep us posted-- xoxo

shirlgirl said...

You just have to keep us on our toes, don't you. Hope they can come up with what is causing all this problem with you. I'm sure it is very scary for all of you. Sending you love and hugs. Aunt Shirley

The Kings said...

oh Becky!!! Stop misbehaving!! I hope they sort you out VERY soon and things can go back to 'normal' :)

Nettie's Blog said...

is this your way of getting them to take pictures for your blog...he he...now on the serious note ...hopefully that doctor will sort it all out for you soon...hugs coming your way oooooxxxxx

Zion And Missy said...

Geez Becky. So scary having issues like that. We hope and pray that they will figure something out and make your beautiful smile come back!

Michelle said...

Oh becky that has to be so scary. I pray that the doctors will find out what is going on with you. You have been through soooo much. Just wanted to let you know that you have been on my mind the last few days and hope things will be alright

Malinda said...

Waiting for an update....
Thinking of you all day.
Hope you are doing better.
Love you B! :)

Sojourner said...

Hang in there Becky:-]

Alana said...

Last night Gabe blessed "Aunt Becky's broken heart." More ways than you know kid.