Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WPW

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On Monday Aaron went in to the hospital for his first "medical procedure." He had to get an ablation done on his heart for his Wolff-Parkinson White (WPW) Syndrome. The ablation lasted about 4 hours and the procedure was successful (thank goodness!). Aaron spent the afternoon/evening resting and being monitored to make sure there were no complications. Everything looked okay so they let him come home early--Monday night instead of Tuesday morning. They had to send catheters up through his groin, so it's been hard for him to walk and feel comfortable but he's recovering well and almost back to normal. I've loooooooved being his little nurse and taking care of him, and we are so grateful everything went well and that there weren't any [major] problems with the procedure.

A funny story--the nurses came in around 6PM to change his bandages. I guess I was okay with seeing my husband in a hospital gown, in a hospital bed, with wires and IVs coming out of him, but the bandages were the last straw. When they started doing all their stuff I started feeling like I needed to puke, very dizzy and lightheaded, and I could feel my face getting very pale. So I sat down and said something like "I feel really sick" and the nurse told me I was getting "squeamish" with all the medical stuff and that I should go lay down on the next bed over. How silly is that?! My husband is laying here after having minor heart surgery, and I'm the one making a scene. I told myself to get a grip and snapped out of it pretty quick [after I had been laying there for a good 5-10 minutes :)].

Anyways, Aaron's doing great and my days as a nurse are coming to an end. Now Aaron can stand up and get dressed all by himself! :) He rested some more yesterday and it's back to the normal grind today.

P.S. Aaron's company sent him one of those Edible Arrangements bouquets (see picture above) and I don't think I've ever seen one of those in real life until yesterday. They're totally awesome and I can't believe how juicy all the fruit is. Soooo gooood!

11 comments:

  1. So glad everything went ok. I bet he loved you taking care of him!

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  2. Edible arrangements are so good! I love the chocolate covered strawberries. Hope Aaron feels better!

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  3. a good friend of mine from high school just had the same procedure done last week. weird. it is kind of hard to see somebody in the hospital with all that stuff. it's usually the smells that get to me. glad everything went well though!

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  4. wooaahhh i didn't know Aaron had WPW....Mike has it too!

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  5. Ah man, poor guy, tell Aaron I hope he gets feeling better soon!

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  6. What the heck! I learn this through a blog post?!

    Your husband and I need to become pen pals or something to keep in better touch.

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  7. I loved your post Whitney. Dave tends to get lighthearted in those kinds of situations too. You can swap stories. It was fun to see both of you today! The boys thought it was fun too! We'll have to come more often.

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  8. Poor Aaron...glad he's doing well. And yes, those edible arrangements are really good! The chocolate covered strawberries...WAY better than Zupas!

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  9. glad things went well - now to the internet to find out what his condition really means. Max should really keep us in the loop better, but he never has so why am I surprised?

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  10. I am so glad everything went well and that you are both feeling better!

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  11. Sorry Aaron! Glad you're doing better - both of you ;)

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