Aug 03, 2008
This is the first journal I have ever written.
I am just back from the hospital with my 9 year old Son Christian. He was admitted on Thursday and has just been released now. He has been suffering on and off with chest pains over the last couple of years and every time I took him to our Doctor they always say the same thing, that they are only muscular pains and maybe some growing pains as well, which I thought all right, but still wanted to go further about it.
This Wednesday night just gone, his chest pains were so severe that he could barely take in a deep breath, his breathing was very shallow, he is also mildly asthmatic, so I didn't know what to think. The following morning he seemed to be a good bit better able to breath properly again, but I wasnt taking any more chances as he is also complaining with left side jaw pain, so I took him straight into casualty dept in hospital, where they performed a blood test on him (his first one) it took four of us to actually hold him down to get him done, as he was so terrified, it really upset me to see him like that. It was rather painful for him as it was taken from the artery vain in the front of his little hand, I will never forget it. The nurses then did an ecg test on him, and said it was fine, so they then sent for a superior to check out his jaw and ear and when the superior asked if the ecg test was ok the nurse replied yes that it was, but when the superior actually checked it he said it is not ok, he has a lot of irregular heartbeat all over it. I was stunned and amazed that she didn't even pick this up or even notice it. His pulse was also a little irregular, and then he had a chest exray which came back fine, his bloods came back fine, but the jaw exray and the 24 hrs heart holter monitor results will take two or three weeks for the results. But after four days he was finally allowed home today, I stayed with him the whole time, and am anxious on the results to come out, but at the same time, will never ever take anything for granted again, especially not the health of my children.
I am very distraught after the whole ordeal and could sure do with some advice on irregular heart beat and irregular pulse, and I don't know an awful lot in that field!.
PS to make matters worse I almost got my finger severed this morning in the hospital as I was folding up the hospital chair bed and got my finger caught in the silver hinge part, I lost the very top of my nail and have a pretty nasty wound, ah well it could be worse.
Thanks for listening and thank you in advance for any replies.