Saturday, October 20, 2007
After working all day last week, my mom called at 2am.
She's frail, 83 yrs old and had an ACB this summer. After 3 months in rehab, she had been back at her retirement center for 5 days.
"I'm just weak" she said. (We all love those octogenarians who are "just weak")
I told her to push her "I've fallen and I can't get up" button and I'd meet her at the ER.
When I got there, I didn't understand why there was so much activity around her...then I saw her EKG! I post it since I thought it was a great tracing.
The cardiologist came in and put a temp pacer in her (they wouldn't let me do it....I LOVE to do those), and she got a permanent pacer a couple of days later.
She's back at the rehab and doing well.
No HIPAA concerns, her name is removed, Mom thinks the internet is a bunch of tubes, I have power of attorney, and all of her friends are dead.
Posted by erdoc85 at Saturday, October 20, 2007