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Judith
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   Posted 3/6/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband has ESLD and has been ill with it for over two years, his MELD has been as high as 17 and as low as 6 and is currently not listed for transplant.  Here is my question:  Monday he yelled for me and I rushed to the bedroom, he said he felt like he had been kicked in the chest and had the feeling he was falling down a hole, he also complained of dizziness and nausea, he has had heart problems in the past and has a pacemaker.  I called 911 and the paramedics checked him out for a heart attack and said his heart showed no signs of one, everything was normal but he wanted to go to the ER where we spent eight hours and still they didn't find anything, after worrying about this all week I had a thought this morning that maybe he was starting to slip into coma and it startled him awake, has anyone ever experienced anything like this?  I am at a loss as to what could have possibly happened to him, thank you.
 
Judith

hep93
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   Posted 3/6/2010 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Judith!  It's been a long time since we heard from you.  I don't know what was going on with your husband, but think it unlikely that he was slipping into a coma.  That usually happens at the very end, when a patient is extremely ill.  Frankly, I would still tend to think it was cardiac related and that he should follow up with his cardiologist.

Hugs,

Connie


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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
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Judith
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   Posted 3/6/2010 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Connie, I know it has been a long time since I posted but have been reading when I can.  My husband has pretty much been holding his own with the liver desease although he suffers from a lot of fatigue and sleeps a lot.  The only thing the ER doctor mentioned was that he had some fluid in his ear and that possibly he may have had a vertigo like experience, I have scheduled an appointment with his GP to discuss this and get a referral to an ENT, it was such a strange incident and I think he was really worried that he was having a heart attack but all his vitals were normal.

hep93
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   Posted 3/6/2010 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   

It's possible that his pacemaker may need to be tweaked, which is why I mentioned his seeing a cardiologist.

Hugs,

Connie


hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
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Judith
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   Posted 3/7/2010 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
They did a pacer check and it was fineyeah

hep93
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   Posted 3/7/2010 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, good!  Let us know what his doctor says about it.
 
Hugs,
Connie
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
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