Tuesday 's Blessing!
Thank you all for the prayers and good wishes .... they worked!
Blowfish has no new blockages, the stents are fine , his issue is not cardiac. The current working theory is significant spinal changes, pinching nerves and causing chest pain. Sufficient chest pain to cause a change in his EKG. This will take some more diagnostics but we will deal with that. He will be back home by noon tomorrow or, if the Tuesday blessings prevail, this evening.
Hugs to all with our sincere appreciation of your supportive messages.
It's been a good three years since Blowfish has been a guest of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.For a span of four years before that he was there every six months. Or less. He has 5 coronary artery stents and a pacemaker. His bloodwork looks good, his color looks good but his EKG is off. His diagnostic is this:
"something is not right". Other than his cardiac issues he is in great shape.
Tomorrow morning we will be back in the third floor cardiac lab. There Blowfish will be rolled away to get investigated. The pink ladies will lead me to a waiting area to offer me coffee and stale magazines. They will inject him with " joy juice", make a hole in his femoral artery, thread a computer linked camera /catheter from that starting point to his heart and find what there is to find. Might be new blockages, might be failed stents, might be a new issue. It might be something they can "fix" on the spot. It might not. There are a lot of "mights". Eventually the phone will ring and a pink lady will move me to a private conference room where a green clad surgeon will come tell me what he knows.
He has spoken with all his children, advising them of his realities and promising to love them forever. Blowfish the daddy has promised to speak to each again on Wednesday to give them updates. They will all know the updates by simultaneous text message shortly after I do tomorrow. Blowfish knows this. He also knows they will be eager to hear the comfort of his voice. Last night we went to hear a concert and watch some fireworks. Today, we are going to a favorite spot for thick grilled hamburgers and tall vanilla milkshakes. Blowfish will be quietly companionable but peaceful doing these things he enjoys. Whatever he is thinking or feeling will not be shared. He hugs normalcy. This is a preference I honor.
Tomorrow is Tuesday
Blowfish and I were both born on a Tuesday.
We had Tuesday night dates for years
before marrying on a Tuesday evening.
Tuesdays have been good to us.
Tomorrow will be no exception.
Haiku Monday: Births
I've seen his heartbeat
In horrid erratic throes.
Mine, thump, thump, thumping.