They don't go into the heart...at least not what I've heard. They run this through the arteries until it reaches the blocked one. Then the stent is wedged in. There should only be a puncture mark on his leg where the equipment enters the body, I believe. That's what happened with my Mom.
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
Post Edited (crazykitty) : 12/10/2009 7:42:39 PM (GMT-7)
Ladies, thank you all for your well wishes. Forgive me for not getting back to you sooner. We just got home a little bit ago, had to get my DH settled in and take care of my poor 'evil' puppy. No one was home for him all day.
We got there before 6:30am and it started off great, thought this would be quick, NOT!. They didn't start on my DH till 1:30pm. They didn't put in any stents, he has 2 arteries that are blocked 80%, and the 3rd is blocked 50%. He is out until at least Tuesday night, possibley more and they seemed to feel they would 'see' him again maybe before Christmas. He sees his cardio again on Thurs, possibly sooner, and hopefully his endo this wk, too. One of the 80% blocks is rather a large area, the other is a smaller area.
My sister sent me a text while DH was in for procedure, 'How's he doing, can you watch Mom this wk end. I need to get away.' If I still had my sense of humor tonight, I would probably laugh. Sometimes, I forget that the world does revolve around her. Bad Alice.
Sherrine, thank you for your words, they are helping me. I wish w/ all my heart your DH was sitting right next to you this evening.
Marlee, I'm so sorry this is happening again w/ you and Ken. Consider my hand in 'IL' right there w/ you. We had to go to the Heart Hosp out by the base, bout an hr away. I drove out there this morning, can't see in the dark - clenched butt and sweaty hands, drove home in the dark, still can't see. Clenched butt and sweaty hands. As we got to hosp, I could feel my legs clenching and the tingling feeling going up my neck. I hadn't had a panic attack in awhile, today was my day. Worked my way thru it, finally. I hope you and I can have a 'Merry Christmas' this yr. Just so we can have our Darling Husbands w/ us for many, many more Christmas'. You know my prayers are w/ you both.
Miriam, so glad you are doing well, thank you for your support and your prayers. My DH had been put on heart med in Jan, it sent him to the hosp in Sept. almost killed him. Can't take it anymore!
Mamanan, thank you for your good wishes and hugs. Re: the cable line, I just don't understand how some 'minds' work - just sick.
Robin, thank you for your prayers and hugs.
You ladies help me keep it together. And believe me, I really need the help. I wish you all peace in your lives. You are all angels.
God bless. Alice.
Marlee, I'm so sorry you are having to go through this again! Both you and Alice are fortunate that the doctors are on top of things and I know your husbands will be taken care of. It's frightening...but only for a little while. You both are in my prayers.