Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What's wrong with Dave?

The symptoms: chest pain, double vision, nausea. Pain so severe he couldn't drive himself to the hospital and had to pull over and dial 911. He was taken by ambulance to the ER. Tests at the ER included blood tests, a chest x-ray, heart monitor, blood pressure monitor, oxygen saturation monitor, etc. No diagnosis. Just more questions. So frustrating! The ER doc couldn't pair up the double vision with the chest pain. It just didn't make any sense. Dave is scared because his paternal grandfather died in his 30s from a heart attack. We will be following up with a cardiologist to see if he can find anything else.

Of course this had to happen the first week he's going to get a full 40 hours of work since July 2nd. Dave is planning on reporting to work tomorrow- they hired 6 guys out of the union hall, and Dave is the only one still on with the company. That's gotta say something great about my awesome hubby, especially since he's been sick every single day he's worked this week. What a great guy. Please keep him in your prayers.

UPDATE: We don't have any official answers, but Dave was talking to a friend whose daughter went through the exact same thing he went through. She was having anxiety attacks. Today Dave feels very sore, like he had a major workout yesterday after being out of shape for a long time. He's feeling slightly better, and I'm glad he has tomorrow off so he can release his stress. He's going back down hunting again, and it will do him well. If it is anxiety, it isn't a surprise to me because of the intense stress we've been under with the economy the way it is and very few jobs available in the union. We are trying our hardest to find secondary sources of income, including starting an online Etsy store so I can contribute financially as well. We will also be selling our truck most likely and possibly other things as well. It's good that we bought our "new" van for $250, because it gets between 16-20 mpg whereas the truck got 8-12! Big savings there.

I'll update more if we learn anything new. Hopefully it's just stress.

5 comments:

Thom & Jenn Tobin said...

Wow, that is definetely scary! He will be in our prayers, keep us posted.
Tell him we love him!

Kathy said...

I hope they can figure out what's wrong and find something to help him!

Nadeau Family said...

I hate when they can't figure it out - that makes it worse! If they could just diagnose it then they could fix it! You are definitely in our thoughts and prayers - let me know if you need a babysitter....

Angela said...

I completely understand! We are always extra cautious with any symptoms Grant may have because his bioligical grandmother died when she was 40 of a heart attack. That is so scary! I hope he is okay!

Blonde African Americans said...

Theresa had a similar episode and it was anxity, she was driving home and couldn't open her hands and it was hard for her to breath.