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Peter wasnt too good tonight when i left him

(36 Posts)
misdee Thu 21-Jul-05 22:00:52

he was having a bad reaction to cyclazine(anti sickness) and was really spacing out. he is also having a blood transfusion as we speak as his heamoglobin level is too low. he was asking me what it means and i dont have a clue.

but he met the channel four film crew today about a future show which starts filming in sept. they are very interested in him and the LVAD side of things. so he may be filmed as he will still be there in sept.

Heathcliffscathy Thu 21-Jul-05 22:03:43

oh god misdee, i've had a really bad reaction to an anti-emetic before and it's horrible. i had horrible jittery feeling. but it will pass i hope.

really really thinking of you and feeling for you all.


SenoraPostrophe Thu 21-Jul-05 22:04:19

don't know what to say really, but I have been thinking about you all. I think anti sickness drugs do that a lot though fwiw.

misdee Thu 21-Jul-05 22:05:36

he has always been ok with cyclazine before, but couldnt have stemital. so i guess they will try a different one next time.

Heathcliffscathy Thu 21-Jul-05 22:07:13

misdee, i think i've said this before, but i've really really appreciated your help with ds's allergy stuff.

you deserve lots of happiness, and you are going through so much at the moment....i hope things go very right for you soon...


misdee Thu 21-Jul-05 22:07:52

thanks soph.

Jimjams Thu 21-Jul-05 22:20:03

misdee xxxxxxx

unicorn Thu 21-Jul-05 22:20:54

{{{{hugs misdee}}}}} hang in there.

<that{{}} is for cod/pouchofd's benefit !>

noddyholder Thu 21-Jul-05 22:49:59

Misdee I had a really bad reaction to cyclizine a couple of years ago when I was in hospital having a gynae op.I had had it loads of times before and it does space you out but always ok This time I was in a real state dp said he had never seen me like it I recovered in about 6 hrs but I was reallt terrified at the time The doctors thought it was possibly because i was so anaemic that it affected me more strongly so that is a possibility with Peter I needed 7 pints after the op and thats when it happened Hope things pick up for him soon Why did they give it to him Is he being sick ATM?

misdee Thu 21-Jul-05 22:56:44

the other drugs they rae giving him make him feel sick. felt so sorry for him, there was nothing i could do. am hoping its now worn off and he can sleep now.

Flossam Thu 21-Jul-05 22:58:14

If a patient has a low heamoglobin it means their red blood cells are low. These blood cells are the very important ones which carry oxygen around the body. Topping him up will raise his heamoglobin (hb) his oxygen levels should raise with this and he will hopefully feel much better in a day or two. heres hoping.

edam Thu 21-Jul-05 22:59:10

oh Misdee, poor Peter and poor you. Bags of sympathy heading your way...

misdee Thu 21-Jul-05 22:59:25

his blood rpessure was 127/96, thats high for him, not sure if its high for noemal people tho.

macwoozy Thu 21-Jul-05 23:17:56

Oh dear Misdee, always constant worries for you. I really hope things improve for Peter.

Flossam Fri 22-Jul-05 09:01:39

Hi Misdee, have you any idea how long it has been like that for? Only because I wonder if it is anything to do with the devise he has in there which might (I don't know for certain) increase the pressure in there. Or has he had any of his heart drugs weaned recently? Like Adrenaline perhaps? This might make his BP raise slightly if it has recently come of as its job is to dilate the veins, therefore slightly reducing the blood pressure, although this is not its main use. HTH

SleepyJess Fri 22-Jul-05 09:03:25

((((hugs)))) Misdee. I think of you a lot.

SJ x

Kayleigh Fri 22-Jul-05 09:07:24

Misdee, so sorry to hear Peter is not doing so well X

acnebride Fri 22-Jul-05 09:11:43

Misdee, hope you are both doing OK this morning

misdee Fri 22-Jul-05 09:22:22

Flossam it went up during the reaction. am about to cal lto see how he is.

kid Fri 22-Jul-05 09:23:24

Hope he had a restful night and is feeling better this morning xxx

pindy Fri 22-Jul-05 09:25:02

hope he's feeling better this morning, thinking of you all.

misdee Fri 22-Jul-05 10:02:07

cut and paste from cardiomyopathy thread..........

'Peter isnt too great today, very down. has been told that atm hardly any transplants are happenign due to lack of donors, so more LVADs are going ahead. atm on the unit there are at least 7 people with different LVADs. |Peter has also been told he is looking at at least 5month stay, but more l;ikely 6-12months. '

he doesnt want to see the kids today as he wont be able to cope with the noise and stress. so i dont know if ican go in today.

dinosaur Fri 22-Jul-05 10:11:49

Misdee I'm sorry . Thinking of you and peter and wishing you both all the best. xx

suedonim Fri 22-Jul-05 11:55:57

I'm sorry things are down for Peter atm, Misdee. I'm truly hoping he'll be on the up again very, very soon.

Davros Fri 22-Jul-05 19:45:16

So sorry Misdee
TV prog sounds interesting, will MN feature?

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