Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013 - Heart Catheter Procedure

After getting up, me grabbing a bite to eat from McDonald's, we headed to the hospital.  As soon as we got there, the head nurse that had told us the surgeon had cancelled the surgery met us and gave us some news.  She told us that the surgery was most likely back on for either tomorrow or Thursday with 90% certainty.  So, we were excited again, but Jason was also overly nervous again.  Little bit of an emotional roller coaster with this, but God knows what he is doing.

They took us back pretty quickly and got things going.  We decided not to have Jason do anesthesia, but do sedation instead, and what really ended up happening is the anesthesiologist just gave him the relaxation medicine, which doesn't last too long in your body.  So, he doesn't remember them shaving his leg or feeling the needle going in his leg to numb it, but he remembers the catheter going in and being wide awake and responsive.  He asked the doctor lots of questions during the procedure and watched the catheter on the monitor.  He said he felt his heart flutter every time the catheter touched it.  As soon as they brought him back to the recovery room, they came and got me and he got to eat lunch.  Before his 3 hours were up for laying down, ensuring the artery stopped bleeding, we got a call saying the surgery was a definite the next two days and about 10 minutes after that we got another call to say that it was back on for Thursday morning and we had to be there by 6:15 am. 

While in the recovery room, we asked a few of the nurses about hotels since we were going to have to make another reservation and we actually found one that was cheaper and more comfortable.  Not sure how we'll sleep tonight, but hopefully peaceful and we get to sleep in since we don't have to be at the hospital tomorrow.  We're meeting a friend for breakfast I think and a friend for lunch, so it should be an easy going day.

1 comment:

  1. I will be praying for you guys that everything goes well.