Saturday, January 2, 2010

January 2, 2010 in the Emergency Room and Beyond

Saturday morning, after a nice quiet dinner and time together, Shari woke me at about 5 AM with "I think I am having a heart attack" and she was.

She walked with me down stairs before things got too bad and took two aspirin. I called 911 and our local Volunteer EMS unit arrived in about 8 minutes with three volunteers ready to assess the situation. Due to the distance to the Emergency Room in Galveston and the time of day (the ferry runs on a one hour schedule until 6:40 AM or so. Shari and the Medic in charge decided to call for "Life Flight" to save time and provide advanced cardiac medications. They loaded Shari into the ambulance and headed to the "helipad" in town for transfer, I drove to Galveston which is about an hour drive including the ferry crossing.

I arrived about ten minutes behind Shari and they were getting her ready to go to the Cardiac Cath. Lab to take a look and to repair what they find. They decided to treat the the major blockage and installed a "cardiac stint". The others will wait for a few weeks to determine the best approach. She came out feeling great but tired. They have her in the CCU for today and tomorrow. She was in good spirits and talking but needed rest. I decided to let her sleep as she was in good hands and drive home before I became too tired to do so safely.

The staff told me that they would notify me if anything went wrong while I was away and I will return early in the morning.

Please keep Shari in your thoughts and prayers.

Jake & Shari Angelo
P.O. Box 302
High Island, TX 77623


KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Oh wow.. .so glad you got her in when you did! She is in our prayers and may the New Year bring her better health and a good ticken heart!

ANT-zee said...

Best wishes from Me, Traci and Andrew. Take care of yourself during this too Jake! Let us know what how things go along the way.

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

You got it, Jake. Shari will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs, Penny, TX

Sandra said...

Prayers for Shari and for you too!

FD5 said...

Bridget and I will be praying for a speedy recovery for Shari. Take care of yourself.

Stay Safe

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Oh my we're sending our prayers and best wishes for her speedy recovery!

Rod and Loyce

margob said...

Jake, So sorry to hear about Shari. Thank God she knew what was going on. We will keep you both in our prayers.

Richard said...

You both showed great presence of mind to take quick action to get her care. Our prayers are with you

Richard and Karen Angeli

Charlie and Peggy said...

Jake, Good Job! and quick thinking. Will Keep you and Shari in our prayers.

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