Sunday, February 13, 2011

Jean Had A Heart Attack Today

Ashley had spent the night with Jean last night. They had took a stroll down the hall, this morning, and upon returning to her room she was pale, sweating and short of breath....she was having a heart attack. The main artery to her heart was blocked. She was very fortunate to already be in the hospital, where they were able to begin working on her immediately, so hopefully there will be as little permanet damage to her heart as possible. The main artery to her heart had become 100% blocked. They inserted a stint in the artery and she is now in CCICU. They keep giving her medication to make her sleep in the hopes of giving her heart time to rest. They have also left some kind of thing going from her groin area into her heart that pretty much beats for her heart so that her heart is doing very little work, giving it even more of a chance to rest. I don't know what they call this thing or the proceedure, I was trying to be quiet when back there with her so I never asked what it is called. That is pretty much the extent of the information I have on her right now. We do want to thank all of those who prayed for her and us during this time and to also thank all of those who came to the hospital today. When the girls and I left at about 7:00 p.m. there had been a total of 51 people there today!!!! Wendell and Billy will be staying until pretty late and Tim is spending the night. We have made a schedule for one of us to be there with her around the clock for the next week. They will let two at a time go back to see her and one person can spend the night back there with her. So we were all able to go back and spend some time with her today. Please continue to pray for her and I will try to give updates on her progress here on this blog.

3 comments:

Scott and Kristan said...

Debbie, we are praying...love you all ~ Kristan

Completely7 said...

Sorry to hear this. We are still praying. Let us know if you need any thing. Helen N skip

Karen Crabtree said...

Debbie & Wendell,
So sorry to hear about Jean. I am so glad she was at the hospital when she had her heart attack. She is a blessing to so many people. We are praying for you all and hoping Jean will be well and get to go home soon.
Love,
Karen & family