Thursday, October 05, 2006

HEART ISSUES?

Yep, you read that right. On top of everything else going on right now, Maxwell's heart has started to do odd things again. For three hours straight last night (on my watch - thanks Max!), he brady'd (low heart rate). He basically just sat in the low 50's...very rarely jumping up to the 70s and 80s and then right back down. What is really strange is that he has not had a brady (or more than just a few) in months...and then all of a sudden BAM, BAM, BAM. Weird, very weird.

So finally after monitoring him closely and realizing it wasn't stopping any time soon, I paged the cardiologist and she was confused as well. First we thought I should take him to the ER. But since he has done this before and nothing came from it, she thought I could keep him at home and have our night nurse record everything in detail. Sure enough his bradys lasted all night long. This is definitely new for Max. And then right now he is doing it again during his nap...very, very different for him.

*Just got a phone call from the cardiologist and they want an EKG now (for any acute changes that need attention pronto) and a halter for the next 24 hours to monitor him overnight. On the phone right now making those arrangements...

3 comments:

Ruthie said...

Okay Max. Your mom doesn't need any more stress. Let's try and be good and healthy for her. Remember though that we are always rooting for you to feel better fast.

elle said...

wat the hell failed nuissen heart wat next LOL

CrystalandEva said...

Hugs Max!!!