Saturday, February 23, 2008


First of all...I'm sorry that I haven't blogged in a while. I'm sure most people are either thinking I'm wrapped up with a newborn, or you are close enough to me to know what really happened. Less than 48 hours after returning to Massachusetts with our beautiful baby, Tyler, my husband Mike complained of shortness of breath. He is not a sickly person, always healthy as a horse, and doesn't love the doctors. When he said we should go to the ER, I KNEW it was serious. Less than 12 hours later they were rushing him from our local hospital into Boston to Brigham and Women's. When he arrived at B & W he was about 5 seconds from coding because his blood pressure dipped so low. They called in their entire emergency cardiac response team in and with in a couple hours they had put a central line in his Jugular Artery, a catheter from his femoral artery up to his heart with a balloon pump to assist his heart in pumping his blood, and had used his other femoral artery for an angioplasty to check his arteries. He slowly recovered and over the next few days was able to be weaned back off the assistance. It was a close call and a HUGE wake up call. We are home now, but Mike is still pretty weak. He does what he can and rests when he needs too. It's likely he'll be out of work till at least early March when he goes to see his cardiologist again.

Just wanted to up date you all. We're ALL home now. All 3 of us. I'll try to be back on soon.

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