Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I Now Have CHF

July 23, 2019

Good  morning.  Gosh, I missed a whole day here.  Sorry 'bout that.  My breathing got so bad that yesterday morning Deanne and Eddie came to my house and we called 911. By 5 a.m. I was on my way to the hospital in an ambulance  I have to say that those  EMT's were awesome! 

I spent most of the day in the ER having all sorts of tests, etc.  Believe it or not, the hospital was full and did not have any beds ready to admit me (and a lot of other folks).  By later afternoon, they finally found a room for me. 

Sad to say, it seems that I have congestive heart failure.  Now where did that come from?  Hmm, this means a lot of changes for me.  I'm not sure I'm crazy about this, but I don't really have a choice.  So I'll just have to behave myself and try sticking to whatever diet I'm given.  I'll also have to do a better job of taking all my meds.  I don't like to take pills.  Hmmm, another new change that I'll have to do better. 

I don't know how long I'll be in the hospital, but I'll try to blog each day.  If I'm not here, it probably just means that my laptop needs to be plugged in.  If it's anything more serious, my daughter Audrey said that she would post here for me. 

The worst part of all of this is that my precious little Pogo has been home alone all this time.  Last night we had a nasty thunder and lightning storm with heavy rain.  It lasted quite awhile, and my heart was hurting because I knew my little Pogo was home scared and all alone.  They really should let people bring their fur babies to the hospital with them!

A few days ago, I found a gorgeous coffee  mug on the net, and I just had to order it for myself.  It was blue.  Shortly thereafter, I found a red one and ordered that one too.  I really don't need any new coffee mugs, but I figured why not?   Of course, I don't know what I'll drink out of them because they are telling me that I can't have my coffee or hot chocolate any more.  Hmmm, I'll have to find a way around that one.  Here are my new mugs.

My breakfast should be here soon, so that's it for today.  Til tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Angelicastar said...

It's so good to hear from you and so bad about your CHF. Things will be okay. You are a very strong person. Sometimes life try to get the best of us but we have to keep fighting and hang in there.

Maybe Deanne will go and get Pogo or Maybe Joe will keep him fed for you. No matter who, it's nothing like mommy. I wish I was close by I would be happy to baby sit until you get home and feel better. I know that little boy is wondering where is my mommy. I bet he meet you at the door when you get home. He's going to be jumping around and wagging that tail.

I love those mugs....if you can't drink coffee out of them, use them to drink water. They are so cute. I hope you feel better soon.

Beth Reed said...

Oh Edna, I am thinking of you and Oh I am so relieved that you are in the hospital where they can look out for you.

Yes mam you better heed the doctors advice because this is pretty serious and you will be able to find something to drink in those gorgeous mugs even if it is herbal teas. We will wait and see what the doctors say.

Oh I am sorry that Pogo was home alone during those storms. Try not to worry so as it is not good for your heart.
I wanted to call today but afraid that I would disturb you so when your feeling better give me a call alright. I love you and will talk to you as soon as you feel better. Love, Beth xxx

Beth Reed said...

Well that is strange, I just wrote a comment but it has disappeared. Blogger is acting weird lately.

I am worried about you so try and listen to the doctors. Those mugs are just gorgeous and I am sure that you will find something to drink in them even if it is herbal teas. We will just wait and see what the doctor says but decaf coffee is not too bad. I can already see the face that your making but you have to be a good girl because this is serious.

I am so sorry that Pogo was home alone. I know how scared he must be. I am sure that DeeDee or someone has him now. Try not to worry so because it is not good for your heart and we want you to go home soon but you have to heal first.

I wanted to call you today but I was afraid I would disturb you so I will let you call me. I carry my phone with me all over and all the kids have my orders to answer my phone and it is you calling.

I will talk to you soon. I love you xxx Beth

Theresa said...

Oh dear, I am praying for you🙏🏼 You behave yourself and get better, ya hear me? Don’t make me come up there:). Sending hugs and healing prayers across the miles.

Mary Ann said...

Hi Edna, So sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. Gene and I will be praying for you with our morning prayers and rosary. We still use the ones you gave us when in the car traveling. I am sure Joe and the others will take good care of Pogo. You just get better. Mary Ann