Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Grandpa at hospital and desire to go home

Just 3 days ahead for my grandparent’s to return to their home, as per their plan to shift to their newly built home after staying more than 3 month with us following grandpa’s hospitalization and ill being, he was once again at hospital from last night. Mygrandfather experienced chest pain late at night Sunday and continue to whiz and find difficult to breath forced us to admit him in hospital without delay. It was post 11 pm and we are yet to sleep after watching my favorite talk show (Neeya Naana) in TV, grandpa waked up granny complaining chest pain and we gave him Gelusil, thinking it may be heartburn. But he continues to sweat and whiz, so we thought it could be perhaps cardiac arrest and doesn’t want to risk waiting and watching. Glad he was able to stand and walk, so instead calling ambulance we took him in the car to the hospital, suggested by the doctor on the call, and he was admitted to ICU. His condition seems to get little worse on admission and was put on oxygen mask to breathe ease. Doctors said there’s ‘fluid in the lungs’ and that’s why he had trouble breathing and whizzing heavily.

First they said he had no cardiac arrest or any trace like that in the ECG, but later in morning confess he had a mild attack following an echo-cardiogram test. For the last 24 hours he has been in ICU and doctors had decided to keep him there for two more days to monitor his condition and he still breathes on oxygen mask as his breathing ability continue to be inadequate, he’s also on medicine to remove fluid in the lungs. Only if his lungs become empty, it is believe he could breathe normal and during this time his heartbeat also touched the lowest which makes us all worry. He has been feeling chest pain more than a week, but he hadn’t told anyone of us and we also haven’t noticed any symptoms about us as he continues to act normal until hitting the bed that night. Being a Parkinson’s patient he could not talk much and also experience unsteady mindset sometime to forgetfulness. He seemed cheerful for the last two days as they anticipated going back to their home and he even conveyed his adieu very early to me thinking of going home. Hope he gets well soon and go back to his desirable home – the comfort zone and familiar in environment, perhaps! 

15 comments:

Destination Infinity said...

Wishing your grandfather gets well soon. Be courageous, things will be fine.

Destination Infinity

Twilight Man said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandfather and wish him a speedy recovery.

Sandhya said...

He will get well soon and be back in his home, Jeevan, don't worry.

Sandi said...

Jeevan,

I am praying for you and your family!

Peace be with you.

The Internet is an amazing place. Someone thousands of miles away can become a friend.

God bless you,
Sandi

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Jeevan shall pray for his good health and speedy recovery. Hope he is home soon !

L. D. said...

I wish him well. The older a person becomes the more complicated all that becomes. It is hard to know if it is heart or just lungs. I hope he gets better and can get to h is home.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm so sorry for his bad turn. i hope he can regain his strength and return to their home soon.

Ponniyinselvan/karthikeyan said...

dear Jeevan,
that day when i met him in your house i could understand his suffering.
A man who lived a royal and active life ,now suffering.Though all good hearts and dearest relatives are with him helping him by all means ,the physical pain tortured him. Hope he will get well soon and live in the newly built house and enjoy the happiness.
karthik amma

Uppal said...

Saddened by your grandfather's delicate heart condition. You did right in getting him admitted in the hospital,where he was given proper treatment.Hope he gets well soon and enjoy the comforts of his new house!

Renu said...

Wish your grandfather a speedy recovery and return to his comfort zone!

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh dear! I hope your Grandpa will be all right!

ladyfi said...

It's only natural that he wants to go home. Wishing him and you well.

Indrani said...

Praying that he recovers fast and returns home.

Aarti said...

I know only too well how painful it is watching a loved one be unwell.. Wishing him speedy recovery!

GreenComotion said...

Best wishes to your Grandfather for a speedy recovery!