What an eventful and memorable week! We started it off on Labor Day by going to the Truck Parade in town. Even better, we met up with friends/family on the route! I know many of you are wondering what in the world a truck parade is…so it’s a huge line of trucks that drive along a parade route, honking their horns. Trucks as in semi/business trucks! Ear muffs are definitely recommended…
After spending the afternoon at the pool on Labor Day, we hit up the ice cream shop to end the night! That girl’s facial expressions sure make me giggle…
On Wednesday, Mazy started Preschool! As you can tell by her smile, she was SO excited to go! Friday morning was a bit rough, a few tears about not wanting to go, but Friday again, went so well once we got there!
Visiting daddy while he is working on the farm: Best way to go down a ladder is in daddy’s arms!
I sometimes just love sitting back and listening/watching to Mazy playing, pretending, and imagining! I know these sights and sounds won’t last forever, so soaking them – the daily happenings – for all their worth!
On Thursday, after I came home from work, I wasn’t feeling great. Just really fatigued and a bit short of breath. Slept okay that night, but woke up not feeling great and felt like my heart was like a washing machine out of sync. I finally caved and called the Michigan HF hotline and after speaking with my nurse from Michigan, she said I immediately had to go to the ER. Thankfully laying still for a few hours in the ER helped, but after the doctor watched the heart monitor for a bit, it was evident I was having a significant number of PVCs. After speaking with my heart doctor at Michigan, they decided to not admit me (which is why I put off calling Michigan bc I feared going back), but put me back on amiodarone, which I was on this past fall. My doctor wants to repeat the ablations with a partner of his (I’m complicated, let’s be honest), and try again. My heart can’t go on like this (and I physically can’t either), so in the meantime, this med that I can’t be on long-term, will hopefully help tremendously once it kicks in, in a week or two. Not how I expected to spend the day, but we feel it turned out best case scenario and just have to take it easy until the new med kicks in. God’s faithfulness and care so evident! The first world care I continue to receive at the local ER and Michigan is humbling and only His grace. Dan and my bedside buddy came to visit too, which always keeps things in perspective!
So here’s to hopefully an uneventful week and minimal side effects from the meds! I’ve been eating and sucking on Lemonheads pretty constantly to help with the nausea, but Lord-willing, this too shall pass. It’s a hard time of waiting for the med to kick in, but feeling the side effects, yet still feeling all of the PVCs. A hard combination, but we will get there! Last time it didn’t go so well at first either, but hoping this time it’s a different story!