Saturday, March 15, 2008

No worries...


Well, since Kandis FINALLY posted a comment on my last post I guess it's time for a new update. Hee,hee. :)


A few of you have expressed concern regarding my heart after reading my sisters post about me going in for an echo cardiogram. I just wanted to post and let you know that all is well and normal. It made us nervous for awhile because it was acting so weird - it started skipping beats (A LOT) just before our AZ trip so I went into the ER where they gave me an EKG and monitored me for awhile before sending me home with instructions to get a Holter (sp?) 24 hour heart monitor the next day. The weirdest thing for me was lying on the hospital bed and watching my heart beat, beat and then flatline, beat, beat, flatline....EERY! Anyway, I wore the monitor and when we got the results back the Dr. said there were about 2200 premature (skipped) heartbeats during the 24 hour period. He said sometimes this is a cause for concern and sometimes it is completely normal and just the way our heart or other muscles in our body act sometimes (like when your leg decides to twitch off and on out of the blue, etc.) He wanted me to get an Echo Cardiogram just to rule out a virus that might have settled in my heart which could have caused permanent damage. Lucky for me, it came back completely normal! The skipping has almost completely subsided also. It was pretty constant for a solid 3 weeks, but now only happens once or twice a week. SO, no worries - but thank you so much for your concern!! It looks like I'm going to stick around for awhile longer! :)

6 comments:

Christine said...

I'm so glad everything is ok!

SM said...

Oh wow. I don't read your sister's blog (sorry, relative!) but NOW I'm worried. I had a heart thing when I was pregnant with... Addison, me thinks... and it turned out okay. I am glad that everything is fine. Keep us updated!

DIANE said...

This isn't even funny. Did you watch Beaches? You better keep getting that checked. You know Pearson heart history. Man, what a scare.

The Forney Four said...

Bless your HEART!!!!! I'm glad that everything is okay. I've really been worried.

I just love your blog and hearing about your sweet life.

xoxo

AD said...

WHEW!!

Lisa said...

So happy to hear that we don't need to plan your funeral. LOVE how we hear about it AFTER all is said and done, you nut case! Good thing I have Sharla whom I can drill with all my questions....like....."Do I need to donate an organ to Mel?" Joking aside, I am SO glad all is well with you, I know it was a very scary time.