Saturday, October 19, 2013

Jared Update

Shew. Yesterday was a long day. We showed up at the Hospital at 11:30 a.m.   We read and signed all sorts of horrendous sounding consents.....  David and Joyce from Goodfellow Chapel showed up at this time. What a blessing it was to see their smiling faces, hug their necks and receive their encouragement. They called later in the day to let me know that Pat was familiar with our doctor and he is a good one.

Jared spent the last 20 minutes of the wait before going back  watching the winner in the best College Speech  contest from Constituting America.

Grab those family moments whenever you can - shoot the older two have never been in the ER/ ICU

The procedure was about 1.5 hours long. The docs came out and told me that Jared has no blockage at all. I asked why the tests show restricted blood flow and they said the test is right 90% of the time and Jared must be that 10% where it's wrong. I'm not 100% at peace with that answer....but it's the one we have right now. The heart cath is the definitive test and it showed nothing.  I don't think there are other tests to run.

We were about ready to go home when Jared all of a sudden turned gray with blue lips. I went into the hall and let them know and WOWZER things moved quickly.  He was put back in bed, inclined with his head down, given meds to speed up his heart, given another IV and we stayed another 3 hours.

We did come home last night. Because Jared is an adult and Jared is stubborn. He did not want to spend another night in the hospital. I slept on the couch so I could be nearby.....and recited, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be...." most the night in my head. I thought of sneaking up the stairs and peeking into his room....but I settled for keeping the phone near by. 

He's sore today. That's typical. He's walking a bit, sitting a lot....we watched the missing Star Wars episode so I now know how all the characters fit together.  I've still not watched the 6th one - so I may do that when I get home. 

Skyping with the CA Gherkins

I love San Angelo. LOVE IT. 

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Sarah T. said...

Praising God for his goodness. Continue to pray.

Sarah T. said...

Praising God for his goodness. Continue to pray.

Lois said...

Well, that answered MY question how he could have blockage and then no blockage. (Insert sarcasm.) I wouldn't have peace either. Continuing to pray. I don't know what, if anything I can do for you while you're here, but please let me know if YOU think of something. Do you all need food brought?

Laura said...

Okay... I just sat here and cried when I got to your part about the "I'll love you forever" quote. (Love that book...) And whew is right - what a day! I hope and pray that things are going well today and especially that you can get some solid answers about what is going on with your boy.

Unknown said...

You have more willpower than I have, DeEtta. I probably would have snuck upstairs to check on him. LOL. I'm so glad to read the good news on Jared.

Jennifer said...

Continuing to pray for everyone. If it were me, I would stay on top of the doctors as much as my adult child would allow. {{hugs}}

Anonymous said...

I hope and pray he feels better soon!