Hope Wissel

Heading into Week 2 in the Hospital

Another day at the hospital…it has been a LONG weekend with many ups and downs.  For those of you who don’t know, hubby, Rob, has been in the hospital for congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy since May 20th.  

Saturday, we thought Rob was coming home for at least a few days armed with a vest to monitor his heart.  Within about an hour of one of the cardiologist (from a group practice) telling him this, the nurse came in and said everything was cancelled.  UGH!  Rob had a bad night on Saturday with no sleep due to not being able to lay down – he kept loosing his breath.  His lungs still appear to be clear but he is retaining water in other parts of his body.  .

Sunday was a tough day – shortness of breath even when Rob was just laying down.  The only positive was that he got to take a REAL shower – it is the little things that mean so much.  Then after dinner, he was sick. The game plan according to the cardiologist is to transfer Rob to Jersey Shore Medical Center for the defib pacemaker either Tuesday or Wednesday.  Of course it was a long weekend so nothing could take place.  So, we are praying that they will transfer him on Tuesday even if it is late in the day for a procedure on Wednesday, a few days in the hospital and then maybe home before next weekend.  

On Monday morning I got good news, the message read “I slept last night”.  YEAH!  With a little help from some medication, Rob was able to get some sleep and was feeling better.  We moved to Jersey Shore Medical Center about 5pm.  We still do not know when the procedure will take place but we are hoping by tomorrow.  Rob figures since he doesn’t do well in heat and we are going to have a hot spell by the end of the week, he will go home just in time for that.

Trust and believe that God has a plan – has been my mantra for the last few days as we wait for more answers.  Have a ThirtyOne-derful day.

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