Mom called around 1pm to say that my stepDad had gone to his cardiac rehab appt and the nurse there did not like what she was seeing. Therefore she was taking, yes, taking him to the ER to be checked out.
Mom called back to say that they offered to admit him if he agreed, and he did, and run tests often. Seems his heart enzymes were up a bit and an EKG showed some difference. He will see a Doc Connoly on Sat and then Doc Holt (the last surgeon) on Sunday then possibly a cath on Monday.
Angry? You bet. This Holt doc is the one who before the latest bi-pass was reviewing the "wrong chart" and telling them all was "good" then his "ooops" when he realized "wrong chart". Now here we are again, in the hospital, less than 3 months after the surgery.
When your car is tuned up or the engine is replaced, don't you expect another 100thou out of it?
I know stepDad has been back to his daily routine as much as possible knowing that they told him it wouldn't be a normal 6 weeks recovery...more like a 3-4 month one. I also know that he has admitted to having 1or 2 cigarettes since surgery.
My Mom was hurt and furious at that one. So were all us kids.
We are also ANGRY that this is sounding like malpractice and that our family is being HURT again by the fact that our Dad is suffering. We expected the recent bi-pass to "fix" everything.
I can only HOPE that by Monday all goes well with the weekend tests and Monday's catherization. I HOPE that this cath won't be like the last one --- leading to emergency surgery.
I HOPE and PRAY that all is well.
2007 was not an easy year. I so want 2008 to be GREAT!
X-roomie (who is a RN and a psychic as well) has said "doesn't sound good". I don't want to believe that we could receive bad news.