thank you for your prayers
We went to the doctor in Erie and he was concerned about the very low blood pressure and told me to take him off the blood pressure meds. I did this but after watching him all day once we got home I called the ambulance about 5:00 and they took him into a great hospital in Erie where he was admitted with renal failure and a bunch of other things. The doctor did tell me that the renal failure will be at this stage reversible but not easily and if I had waited till tomorrow or Friday it would have been a whole different story. He was furious with me when I called the ambulance but had calmed down by the time I got to the hospital when he realized he really has some serious issues. They admitted him and will give him a complete workover and will completely re - do the meds. I am very relieved he is where he is and I hope to get a good nights sleep. I can never tell you how my heart felt when I sat down here and read your wishes. Thank you all for your wonderful kind words and prayers. I love you all.
Posted by: clpatt123 on 01/10/18
Cheryl, So sorry you are having to go through this but so glad DH is where he is at. He may not enjoy it but he will hopefully get the attention/tests/.... that are needed. I will continue to keep you both in my prayers. Hoping good news will follow.
by: NancyV on 01/10/18
Thank goodness you were able to get him to the hospital. Continued prayers for you both.
by: Jaj on 01/11/18
Now he's where he should be and hopefully the medics will get things under control. Just keep asking when you are not sure about things as that's what I did when DH didn't mention a few things that were happening with him and the result was a change in medicine. Chin up and keep the faith.
by: deirdre on 01/11/18
Cheryl, I am glad you didn't wait, most men don't like to go to doctor's/hospitals until it is almost beyond help. You be the same strong, but caring wife and insist he listens to YOU! Be sure you stay after the doctor's until they get everything resolved. If you are not happy do NOT be afraid to ask for a consultant with another doctor. They are only human after all. Hopefully, they will be wise enough to get help if needed. Ego's are secondary to a person's health and most realize that if you ask calmly. I know this is an extremely stressful time for you, but with family and friends and all of us here wishing for the best and praying for the both of you, you will get through this time. I know you both wish he could be home, but he is in the best place for him and you right now. Keep us posted - when you get the chance - we all care deeply.
by: jmirz on 01/11/18
Praying for you and your husband.
by: surt8511 on 01/11/18
You guys are all so wonderful. When I got home last night about 10 I was exhausted and yes still scared but when I sat down here and read all your positive words I began to relax and really had a great nights sleep. Thank you for being there for us - I will always be so grateful and never forget your kindness. Love to you all.
by: clpatt123 on 01/11/18
Wishing you the best, and hope at least now you can get some answers. I am glad you had the foresight to call an ambulance - sometimes you have to take things into your own hands! Good luck!
by: saintsgal on 01/11/18
Cheryl, Sending you and your husband good thoughts and prayers that his health situation gets better quickly. Sometimes prayer is the only thing that works.
by: maubennett on 01/11/18
Hang in there The both of you! Sending prayers your way.
It’s correct about men, most of them do not have enough sense when it comes to go in and see a doctor in a timely fashion. This I know from experience! So keep calm, be strong and don’t be afraid to ask the doctors questions, let them know you and your DH ‘need clarification’ on what any of the medical personnel say and remember there is such a thing as a ‘Patient Bill of Rights’ that a person has in the hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living. If you or your DH haven’t received it yet, ask for one and take a few minutes to read through it. Also, keep in mind that your DH is “ THE CAPTAIN’ of this ‘voyage’ you and him are going through, the doctors, nurses and other medical staff are the ‘crew’; they work with and for the Captain 👨‍✈️
You as the 2nd in command are going to oversee what the crew is saying and doing and ask questions, (plus keep the Captain on target with your common sense like you did calling 911). :) Prayers heading your way for the 2 of you.

PS: No, I was never in the U.S. Navy.....:)
by: Bermuda on 01/11/18
Prayers for both of you! Sometimes you just have to take the bull by the horns and you proved it was the right thing to do. I hope you got some peaceful rest.
by: lhogan57 on 01/11/18