Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Friday, 7 March 2014

Beeps and whistles, all night long.

 

We had a slight hiccup last night,  we phoned Annette with Birthday Wishes, Hugh walked to the chair, and had chest pain, sudden, no warning at all.

The nitro spray eased it   only  slightly, so the usual Ambulance Call    “ 111” was made. A lovely lady Jo-Anne, arrived very quickly, set up her equipment, did Blood Pressure,  O2 sats, another puff under his tongue, and we made the decision that I would go in the ambulance as well.She was fairly sure Hugh was not having a heart attack, more than likely angina, but when it is like this, can be the pre-cursor for something more  serious.

Ron… I kept thinking of you all this time.

Admitted to ED, assessed, blood tests, lots more sticky patches for a more detailed ECG.  a lovely young   doctor from Scotland , and yes, he knows Cambuslang, south of Glasgow, where my Mum was born.

It’s a very small world indeed.

After midnight, Hugh was moved to a larger room, I was the very lucky recipient of the ONLY  lazyboy chair in ED. Did I look tired?stressed? old and grey? all of these??? More ECG printouts, more beeping of the machines, slowly the morning edged its way to daylight.Beeps to the left, to the right, moans and groans of a lady in pain all night long, and did I mention, I was in a room, maybe not a bedroom, but never-the-less a room, with 3 other men as well as Hugh??? All night long.

Finally about 7.45, the Scottish doctor arrived again, discharge form in hand,   diagnosis of angina,  …he has done a referral to the cardiologist, and to our GP. and strict instructions, if this happens again, this is what you do!!! So reassuring to know that I was right to call the ambulance, and decide to go to hospital.

Kevin, our wonderful friend, when I rang him before we left in the ambulance,  to ask if he would come and bring us home, said YES, and any time, no matter if at 2 a.m.

At 8.30 a.m. he arrived, a silver chariot, doors opened, and we were  chauffeured home .

A very quiet day today, family and friends to ring, and some much needed sleep.

The night sky had a special enchantment tonight .I have so much to be thankful for.

A view to the west

westerly view from the front lawn

A view to the north.

a smidgen of the moon tonight

Quotation of the day  author unknown

“You can’t always wait for the perfect moment ,           it might never arrive .”

Greetings from Jean

21 comments:

Susan Heather said...

Thank goodness for the St. Johns - what would we do without them.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

I know all about those beeps and whistles.sitting on the sidelines sure is tiring. Hope you have had a restful day.

Gayle said...

Quite a scare. I'm sorry for that. The skies are beautiful, but I would much rather see the two of you. ;)

Julie Fukuda said...

How very scary! Hope you can get a good rest. Our moon looked just the same except the horns were pointing in the other direction.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear, dear Jean ~ Glad Hugh was able to go home and I will keep you both in my prayers.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

TexWisGirl said...

i am very glad you went in - and even gladder it was not something more serious. and a great friend you have. :)

Karen said...

Oh gosh, how scary for you both! I am so glad Hugh is okay!

Carol Mattingly said...

Peace and quiet is your order today. Rest, relax and move slowly. And yes call 111.

Nancy J said...

Thanks, to you all, for words and emails, we have had a full night's sleep, bliss not to wake till 6 a.m. and all is well so far. More rest is on the agenda for today. 13C, cloudy turning to sunshine, I will read all your blogs later today, when my mind can function a little better. Hugs to you all for your care and support, Jean.

Cottage Tails said...

Not the best way to spend a Friday night. Gulp. Glad you are both home. Rest up today.

Joey Resciniti said...

How scary! You'll be in my prayers as well.

Barb said...

What a frightening time for you and Hugh. I'm glad that they respond so quickly. I hate hearing about "out of the blue," sudden pain. I hope both he and you are resting well at home.

camp and cottage living said...

Oh Jean
What a day! I'm so glad it wasn't a heart attack and I sure hope it doesn't happen again.
I've got a feeling it's very hard to keep your Hugh down,so I hope the Doc had some very good advice just for him.
Get rested dear lady. I'll be praying..

eileeninmd said...

Jean, I am so glad it was not something more serious. Always better to be safe than sorry.. Love your pretty sky shots. Have a restful weekend and take care.

KB Bear said...

I'm so sorry that you've had such a rough time. I am relieved that the response was so fast and that Hugh is okay now. I hope you're both resting now...

Michaele said...

I am so impressed with their thoroughness! Every thing literally can change in a "heartbeat". Glad you did the right thing - right away.

Tanya said...

Beautiful pictures. I'm sorry you and your husband had to have that scary experience but so glad that it turned out alright. You are a smart lady to make the right decisions so quickly. I hope I will be able to react as well as you if and when the need arrives.

Sandy said...

I am so sorry you both had to go through a bad night but glad things are looking up. Get some sleep. You are in my thoughts.

Nicky said...

So scary for you both, I do hope you've had some good restful sleep since then, take care Hugh and I hope you feel a lot better now!

Hannah said...

Life has its scary moments, I'm glad nothing more serious occurred. I sympathize with your sleepless night, I don't do well sleeping in hospitals or in stressful situations. Best wishes for improved heart function, so many diet and other options out there.

Here I Am Carrie said...

Oh what a scare. So glad nothing serious. Better safe then sorry. I think I would have to hibernate for a week after that. Wishing you both good health for the coming winter.