Update on Ceredwyn

Greetings, all.  Valerie Bock kindly provided this as a communications spot, and I like the idea of having a single location for updates.

Background: Ceredwyn suffered a heart attack yesterday morning.  It came on without warning or precedent.  Suddenly she felt enormous chest pains and couldn’t stand.  Her left arm carried both pain and numbness.  I called 911.  A small army of EMTs came at once in two fire trucks and a big ambulance.  They assessed her then transported her to the nearby hospital.

We spent most of yesterday in the emergency room (“ED” is the proper term, for “emergency department,” as it’s more than a single room).  Ceredwyn rested under observation. Tests showed that troponin was elevated, then declined, suggesting that there was indeed a heart attack, albeit a smaller one (called Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, or NSTEMI), and that it was over.

Today Ceredwyn rested, getting ready for a heart catheterization. That involved inserting a catheter into one wrist, pushing it up an artery all the way to the heart, then examining what’s there.

By |2023-08-08T13:36:32-05:00August 8th, 2023|Categories: Ceredwyn Alexander|0 Comments

In the Hospital

Today I’m in the hospital with Ceredwyn, who suffered a heart attack early this morning.
A squad of EMS came and efficiently assessed her, then swiftly got her to the emergency room (“emergency department” is the proper name, or “ED”) for tests and close observation.
She’s doing better, especially with morphine. Tests showed that it was indeed a “small” heart attack, and so she’s doing for a heart catheterization tomorrow.
She’s in good hands, but would appreciate your kind thoughts.
By |2023-08-08T09:16:11-05:00August 7th, 2023|Categories: Ceredwyn Alexander|0 Comments
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