Nov 30, 2007
I hope I'm doing this right. I thought someone out there could help clarify my situation. My grandmother is 82 yrs old, had a massive heart attack the other night, had emergency stenting and is now in the ICU with an EF of 20%. She is visibly exhausted and frequently is short of breath, although she tries to say she is OK (I imagine for us--the family). This is the first time she has been in the hospital in more than 10 yrs. She is the most wonderful lady. She plays bingo 4 nights/week, is socialble, and loves her family. Being in the ICU, and hearing pieces of information is confusing. What is her prognosis? Will she come home from the hosptial? We love my grandmother so much; my family is pretty big and not really medically-inclined to handle all of this. I just don't want to waste anymore time talking about defibrilators, trying to get another Cardiologist's opinion, etc if it's futile. I just want my grandmom to be comfortable. Can anyone help?