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ambulance called by 111

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travelsafar Sun 27-Dec-20 08:13:32

My DH just been taken into hospital with an irregular heartbeat, low oxygen and breathlessness worse than normal due to COPD. He has been unwell since xmas eve and we have tried to cope at home with calls to 111 and gp ringing us back with prescription for antibiotics and steriods as he is prone to chest infections. But this morning we had to admitt defeat. Hoping they will discharge later today as dont really want him staying in there, also that they will sort out what ever the issue is. sad

Oldbutstilluseful Sun 27-Dec-20 08:16:25

So sorry to hear this travelsafar, really hope your DH is well enough to come home soon. What a worrying few days for you. Take care of yourself 💐

brook2704 Sun 27-Dec-20 08:19:59

Sorry to hear that travelsafar hope your DH gets the treatment he needs and is back home soon

aggie Sun 27-Dec-20 08:20:09

I am sorry to read this , but he will get more treatment in Hospital than at home , just hang in there and hope they get to the root of the problem and find the correct medication ..
I won’t say don’t worry , as I am sure you can’t help that , but do try to rest and reassure yourself he is in the best place at the minute
Here’s hoping he is home as soon as possible xxx

Funnygran Sun 27-Dec-20 08:20:53

Hope all goes well for him and he is home soon. Such a worrying time for you. Sending you a hug 🤗💐

Ellianne Sun 27-Dec-20 08:22:34

Sorry to hear that travelsafar. Fingers crossed they can get on top of the problem quickly and send him home later on today.

baubles Sun 27-Dec-20 08:22:36

I’m sorry to hear that travels, I hope your DH is well enough to come home soon.

mokryna Sun 27-Dec-20 08:22:59

Sorry to hear your husband is so ill travelsafar. I hope he’ll be home soon. Stay safe and take care of yourself. flowers

nanaK54 Sun 27-Dec-20 08:29:00

Sending good wishes flowers

Gingster Sun 27-Dec-20 08:34:44

Ah what a shame ! Hopefully the hospital will treat him quickly and he will be home with you later. They won’t keep him long unless absolutely necessary. 🙏

PollyDolly Sun 27-Dec-20 08:39:49

So sorry travelsafar but under the circumstances he is in the best place to stabilise him. Seems like you have an excellent GP and NHS 111 did absolutely the right move in sending an ambulance too.
Rest assured, they won't keep him in hospital any longer than they need to.
Sending best wishes to you both. 💐

rafichagran Sun 27-Dec-20 08:41:14

Sorry to hear that. I hope he gets well.

Lunchtimelady1 Sun 27-Dec-20 08:46:10

So sorry to hear this. You have done all you can and he is in the right place for now. After the stress and worry of the last couple of days do try and just take a moment or two for yourself so that you will feel refreshed and ready to continue caring for him when he comes home. You need to be fit and well too!
Here’s hoping they ‘get him sorted’ quickly and you will be welcoming him home soon.

Puzzler61 Sun 27-Dec-20 08:48:03

I’m sorry travelsafar
Your DH is in the best place until he’s breathing easier.
Please take care of yourself and try not to worry. He’ll be home before you know it and in much better health. Best wishes to you both 💐

dragonfly46 Sun 27-Dec-20 08:55:43

Sending you both all my good wishes. I do hope your DH is home soon.

Alygran Sun 27-Dec-20 09:03:24

Hope he will be home soon. Try to have some rest while he is being looked after flowers

Liz46 Sun 27-Dec-20 09:31:04

I hope he will be home soon. I have lung problems so understand his problems. It sounds as though you have a good GP. Our surgery is not manning the phones.

phoenix Sun 27-Dec-20 09:32:18

travelsafar, I was sent to hospital by my GP with exactly the same symptoms (also have COPD) on Monday 14th. Lots of oxygen, rest and tests, and allowed home on Thursday 17th.

Sending every good wish to you and your dh.

Charleygirl5 Sun 27-Dec-20 09:36:12

So many GN's or their other halves have been hospitalised over the festive season. Good wishes to all of you and hope you are feeling better soon.

FannyCornforth Sun 27-Dec-20 09:38:12

My husband's story was similar to that of your's and pheonix.
He was in for just over a week, but he also had pneumonia.
His treatment in hospital was excellent.
Please PM me if you would like.
Pheonix good to see you about again, and I hope that you are feeling much better.
thanksfor travelsafar and pheonix x

OceanMama Sun 27-Dec-20 09:39:06

I'm sorry your DH is in hospital. I hope he is able to come home to you quickly.

Grannynannywanny Sun 27-Dec-20 09:52:47

Sorry to hear your husband is ill in hospital travelsafar. He’ll have a full assessment now and hopefully they will soon have his condition stabilised.

In the meantime, try to rest yourself while you wait for his return home. You must be very tired after coping with events of recent days 💐

travelsafar Sun 27-Dec-20 10:51:24

thank you for all good wishes and messages of support. Just spoke to nurse and she said they have done blood and covid tests and now waiting to have chest xray done. Also the medical team are going to assess him so if i ring back in a while i should fine out if he is staying in or coming home. He is so scared and of course i cant be with him or even visit. But i do know he is in he best place. sad

Gwenisgreat1 Sun 27-Dec-20 10:58:04

Sorry about that travelsafar You should let him stay until he is well enough to come home. Last year I had an appointment with the doctor (I have Bronchiectasis) who told me I had to go straight to hospital. I actually thought I'd be back later that day, but I was in ICU on Oxygen for about 2 days then an ordinary ward for 3 days. I think the only reason I was let out is because I kept telling them I was fine - and I was!!

EllanVannin Sun 27-Dec-20 11:04:09

Sorry to hear about that travelsafar. They will try and stabilise the irregularity and with oxygen therapy too providing other tests are okay, you'll have him home. I send you my best wishes in the hope he'll be returned to you soon

It's just over a year since I was hospitalised with an irregular heartbeat as I have A/F, though oxygen levels remain normal at 98% so lung output is normal with no COPD or anything. I'm a bit of a mystery, but always have to be " blue-lighted " on admission.