Prayers needed

Discussion in 'The Steam Vent' started by ParadigmDawg, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. ParadigmDawg Audioholic Overlord

    ParadigmDawg
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    10,142
    Likes Received:
    3,130
    Location:
    Hiding from Alex
    Hey guys,

    Carolyn's Mother had a heart attack yesterday morning. They discovered 100% blockage of her left coronary artery during CATH-LAB and couldn't get in there to unblock it. They said she is not a candidate for open heart surgery secondary to her age and health. They are going to try the Cath again on Monday with a different doctor. She also seems to be in an advanced stage of CHF.

    Carolyn's father is in bad health and her Mom is the primary caregiver so this is going to be difficult.

    Keep them in your thoughts when you talk to the big guy.

    Thanks,

    Greg
  2. STRONGBADF1 Audioholic Spartan

    STRONGBADF1
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    Messages:
    7,075
    Likes Received:
    3,862
    Location:
    When you own the world you're always home
    So sorry to hear, Greg. I'll be thinking good thoughts and sending positive vibes.
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Adam Audioholic Jedi

    Adam
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Messages:
    32,076
    Likes Received:
    11,912
    Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
    I'm also very sorry to hear, Greg. Prayers sent, and I hope for the best with all of you.
    Adam,
    • Like Like x 1
  4. adk highlander pessimistic optimist

    adk highlander
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    3,426
    Likes Received:
    1,849
    Location:
    Whiteface
    Hey man. Keep positive thoughts and stay strong for Carolyn. We are all with you in thoughts and prayers.
    • Like Like x 1
  5. its phillip Audioholic Ninja

    its phillip
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,799
    Likes Received:
    1,207
    Location:
    fort worth, tx
    :( I'm hoping for the best for her and all of you.
    • Like Like x 1
  6. markw Audioholic Overlord

    markw
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2003
    Messages:
    11,236
    Likes Received:
    3,051
    Location:
    Joisey and Texas
    You got it. You all are in our prayers.
    • Like Like x 1
  7. jp_over Full Audioholic

    jp_over
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    115
    Location:
    Mount Vernon, VA
    Prayers sent.
    • Like Like x 1
  8. KEW Audioholic Ninja

    KEW
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Messages:
    4,962
    Likes Received:
    1,794
    Location:
    Jowjah
    You've got my prayer.
    KEW,
    • Like Like x 1
  9. j_garcia Audioholic Jedi

    j_garcia
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    26,021
    Likes Received:
    5,581
    Very sorry to hear it man. Sending them your way.

    We went through something not unlike that with my grandparents. My grandfather was the primary caretaker for my grandmother and we all rallied around her and it sort of slipped by unnoticed that my grandfather had grown ill too because he kept it to himself while he cared for her as she was requiring a significant amount of care.
    • Like Like x 1
  10. macddmac Audioholic General

    macddmac
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,055
    Likes Received:
    487
    Location:
    Colorado
    Prayers on the way
    • Like Like x 1
  11. afterlife2 Audioholic Spartan

    afterlife2
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Messages:
    5,637
    Likes Received:
    1,853
    Location:
    In a Small Space.
    May you breathe Your life into them now, So that each step they take is filled with Your faith. Prayer to her.
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Rickster71 Audioholic Spartan

    Rickster71
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    7,092
    Likes Received:
    4,468
    Location:
    N.J.
    Sorry to hear that Greg.
    Hope for the best with all of you.
    • Like Like x 1
  13. psbfan9 Audioholic Samurai

    psbfan9
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    2,626
    Likes Received:
    1,556
    Sending positive thoughts.
    • Like Like x 1
  14. ParadigmDawg Audioholic Overlord

    ParadigmDawg
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    10,142
    Likes Received:
    3,130
    Location:
    Hiding from Alex
    Thanks guys. She had a good day yesterday but has been in A-Fib all all day today. Hopefully the CATH goes well tomorrow.
    • Like Like x 1
  15. 96cobra10101 Senior Audioholic

    96cobra10101
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    663
    Likes Received:
    158
    Prayers sent.
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Steve81 Audioholics 5-O

    Steve81
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2012
    Messages:
    4,036
    Likes Received:
    2,067
    Location:
    38.89°N, 77.01°W
    Prayers sent; hope everything goes well.
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Swerd Audioholic Ninja

    Swerd
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2004
    Messages:
    4,471
    Likes Received:
    2,770
    Location:
    Gaithersburg, MD
    Prayers and best wishes.

    Good luck with today's procedure… and the subsequent recovery :).
    • Like Like x 1
  18. Bryceo Banned

    Bryceo
    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Messages:
    2,175
    Likes Received:
    422
    Location:
    Victoria wangaratta Australia
    Sorry to hear Greg, thoughts and prayers to you all in this tough sittuation
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Gordonj Full Audioholic

    Gordonj
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    Va
    Praying for you and your family. Let us know.
    • Like Like x 1
  20. ParadigmDawg Audioholic Overlord

    ParadigmDawg
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    10,142
    Likes Received:
    3,130
    Location:
    Hiding from Alex
    Well it's been a great day and a horrible day.

    We received a call at 12:30 am from Carolyn's sister. She stated that their brother just called 911 because his chest hurt and he couldn't breath. Cardiac enzymes were elevated when he arrived at the ER and he was having a heart attach. Mother and son were in the cath lab at the same time today.

    They removed her blockage and 100% blood flow was restored through her left coronary artery. She looks great now and they said she can likely go home on Thursday.

    Turns out that her brother didn't have a heart attack but his heart was very weak with an EF of 30% and some mitral valve regurg. We will know more after the ECO which will be tonight or in the morning.

    The difficult part is that her Dad is basically bed-ridden with Alzheimer's and severe dementia and the brother is the primary care giver of both of them as he doesn't work. We are somewhat at a loss on how to care for all 3 of them, at home, so I proposed a plan to the family tonight- which they don't necessarily all agree with but it's the best I can come up with.

    Mom: admit to LTAC hospital for 3 to 4 weeks.

    Dad: Admit to in-home Hospice and resign it if a medical issue come up or after we have everything else settled in

    Brother: We will take turns staying at the house and caring for him as he doesn't have insurance.

    This plan allows the most hands that we can involve as we get through the early stage of all this.

    Keep praying guys!

Share This Page

  • RBHsound.com
  • BlueJeansCable.com
  • SVS Sound Subwoofers
  • Experience the Martin Logan Montis
  • CEDIA