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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:06 AM
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My dad has been in and out of the ER over the last week with
shortness of breath and chest pains. They keep testing him and telling him it's not a heart attack and sending him home.

But I am still worried, since it was a heart attack that took mom. :(

So please pray or send out good vibes if you will. :)
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:16 AM
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1. Sending good thoughts and vibes your way.
We went through something like that with my mother and it turned out to be nothing critical so I will hope that your father gets the same sort of diagnosis.

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:34 AM
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2. He has asthma, so it might be related to that. The x-rays
didn't show any clots or embolisms, so it's not that. But his EKG did come up different than his old ones, so there is something going on, but the enzyme tests are saying he hasn't had a heart attack.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:49 AM
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3. My mother was exhibiting heart attack symptoms that fooled them all
but the tests showed otherwise. They never did find anything seriously wrong with her heart although eventually her symptoms were linked to other manageable conditions. I'll keep a positive outlook for him.
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:58 AM
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5. That's definitely good that they're not showing any clots/embolisms
My died almost died from a pulmonary embolism my freshman year of high school. :scared: We thought he was having a heart attack, too. Luckily he's fine now - I hope your dad will be OK too! :hug:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:56 AM
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4. Sending good vibes GPV!
:hug: :hug: :hug:

vibevibevibevibevibe

hope that it is not anything that they are missing and maybe anxiety

hang in there

:hi:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:29 PM
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6. Sending you vibes.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:51 PM
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7. You've got my vibes sweetie
:hug:
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:52 PM
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8. Here's to your dad. . .
:toast:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:04 PM
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9. Good vibes to your dad, and a question.
Did they consider he might be having panic attacks? I landed in the ER twice with the same symptoms, and the second time I was there, the doctor took time to ask me a bunch of questions. He figured out that I was having panic attacks, and had my regular doctor prescribe some meds for them, and I've been good ever since.

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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:14 PM
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10. I had similar symptoms a few years ago -- may not be something similar, but
the ER doctor believed it was GERD and gave me what he called "intravenous Pepcid," which worked on me in no time.

From what I'm reading here, it could be many things, but it's good news (probably) if they're telling him it's not a heart attack.

I'm sending good vibes, regardless. Keep us posted.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:18 PM
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11. Hugs to you!
:hug:
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:29 PM
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12. wishing him and your family well
hopefully they will figure out what it is soon....

:hug:
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:41 PM
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13. How's the air quality where you're at?
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 02:41 PM by Drunken Irishman
Chances are it probably isn't a heart attack. If he's been having pains like that for a week, things would have progressively gotten worse. It could be the poor air quality making it hard to breathe and giving him chest pains.

Good luck, though.
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