Ashley heart is now in Rhythm
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Monday 2/15 the cardiologist did a TEE test and then shocked Ashley's heart 1 time and it got him out of A-Fib (Flutter). Yeah!!! We had hopes he would be allowed to come home Tuesday--then Wednesday--now maybe Thursday but I am not holding my breath. He was angry when doc would not release him. Friday will be 2 weeks in the hospital. The good news is that his white cells came up from .8 to .9 and his platelets went down from 1400+ to 1100. His hand is now back to normal size and his foot is very close to normal after being so swollen from cellulitis. I am tired from 2 hr. drive every day and sitting/pacing in the hospital about 10 hrs a day. Most of the nursing staff has been super good to him but the few that are not really bother him a lot. Little things like not turning out the lights, not closing the door (he can only use the potty chair) are large things to him. I would love to stay with him 24/7 but we don't have anyone to stay with Rascal and that would worry Ashley. Tori does feed him every day at lunch but I have it fixed and ready for him before I leave in the morning. Donna (local daughter) has always been our "baby" sitter but she has had surgery and is not able to stay with him. Right now, her mother-in-law is staying with Donna to help her. Rascal does not really like mother-in-law. I pray Ashley will be able to come home soon.