Monday, September 8, 2014

Nope, ain't gonna do it!

I just decided that I'm not answering the phone anymore! It's NEVER good news when it rings very early in the morning. Nope, just ain't gonna answer it at all.....

Got the call from Rolf early this morning. The AFib is still happening. Sometime this morning they will take him back, knock him out and stick a tube down his throat and check the heart and lungs for blood clots. (That's the non-technical description.)

If there are NO clot's found, they will then try to Cardiovert his heart. In other words, they will shock the heart to see if they can get it back to a normal rhythm.

They also removed the catheter yesterday morning. He was not able to pee on his own so back in it went! He also (for some reason) can't seem to fart yet. For him that's unusual - Tee~Hee~Hee....

My sweet, sweet hubby is suffering and is miserable. It breaks my heart to have all this happen to him. I know he's in a great hospital, but it doesn't make it any easier. I'm extremely worried!

Grandpa Bob will come with me to the hospital. I unfortunately have no one to watch him today. Lily and Muffin will be home alone all day. At this moment, I have no one to let them out. Guess we're all gonna have to put on our BIG GIRL PANTIES TODAY and SUCK IT UP!

I'll update when I can.

We ALL really appreciate the good thoughts and prayers.



  1. Mom Kim here – yep, it’s those early mornin’or sometimes middle of the nite phone calls that get you. And you don’t want to leave the hospital once you are there because you worry something may happen before you get back – yep, been there-done that too many times. Wish I was closer so I could not just be with you at the hospital but I could go check on Lily and Muffin and take care of them for you or I could stay at your place and watch both them and Grandpa Bob. I am also familiar with that feeling like you are by yourself in this and all that other life stuff is hitting you from different directions.

    Just know that I am thinking of you, praying for you both and those cyber hugs are constant. The B-bratz send their POTP too.

  2. OH Kim we so wish we could run over and help you as I am sure all your blogville friends do. I wanted to share with you that my Dad also had the cardioinvert done and of everything that he has had over the past few years, that was the easiest procedure on him!! It was scary for us to think of how they had to do it, but he flew right through it. He even has a pacemaker and for some reason his heart went into Afib also. But once they did that, it stopped it. He was up and going right after the procedure, which I know Rolf has other things going on also, but I just wanted you to know that.
    I wish there was someone else to help with Grandpa Bob, and I imagine also he is pretty worried. Thank you for taking the time to let us know what is going on. We all appreciate it so much.

    Prayers and Hugs
    Stella Rose's Momma

  3. I'm so sorry you're having to go through all this. Hugs and crossed paws!!

  4. Sure would be great if all of us in Blogville could virtually travel to your house to help. Still sending lots of prayers and hugs.


  5. The doggies understand that you gotta be with your husband, just leave a pee pad on the floor and hope most of it ends up on the pad. When us dogs were puppies, we never got our aim right -- we always got pee on the corner of the pad and the rest of the potty ended up on the floor. At least we tried.

  6. Oh no. We will keep all our paws crossed
    Lily & Edward

  7. I will cross my paws for your dad and I hope for good news for you.

  8. We have come over from Madi's bloggie to wish you all the best with hubby..hoping he is soon much better and all your family is back together...hugs Fozziemum

  9. We stopped by to send prayers for your Dad and thank you for thinking of our Greta at a time when you need prayers too
    Mom Linda
    Bailey, Hazel and Greta

  10. Kim we are thinking of you and so wish we could come over and help you out. We are praying that everything goes well and daddy can come home. Fingers and paws crossed for you all. We continue to say prayers.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. We are still here pulling for you and Rolf. Lots of prayers, crossed paws and strong sibe vibes coming your way.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  12. We're a family with assorted heart problems and know what it's like. Lots of well wishes headed your way. Don't know about your husband but know my father was a terrible patient. We kept his nurses in our thoughts, too :D

  13. We just came from Madi's blog and we wanted to add our prayers to all the others and hope things go well for your husband. *prayers*

  14. Purrs, hugs and love to your wonderful husband from all of us.

  15. Kim you and Rolf are in our thoughts and prayers each moment of every day. Please give him a hug from us...I surely wish I could help with the girls.....but if they have a tiny accident that is absolutely ok.....

    We will be out of town Tu-Th with limited access but will check in as we can...
    Hugs Cecilia

  16. That is a lot of stuffs going on at once! Mom always tells me to look for the pawsitive. Sometimes you have to look really hard cuz it is hiding underneath all the bad stuffs. We will pray that everyone gets healthier and the medical treatments are successful!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Mayorz For All Paws
    POTP For Greta!!!

  17. We're still thinking of you, paws crossed.

  18. Oh, Kim I am sending you all of my love and bestest healing vibes to your hubby. I'm so sorry he's not feeling well, but I'm sure he will get better every day now.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

  19. I'm thinking of you. Many hugs to you and POTP to your husband and to you.

  20. Continued prayers for everyone. Hang in there girl.

    Aroo to you,

  21. Please know I'm storming heaven with prayers for hubby! Sweetheart my heart is with you. Don't lose hope. Our God is a mighty God!

  22. You just get the shit end of the stick, don't you? :( Hugs! Let us know if you need anything, and so much POTP for Rolf!

  23. We popped over from Madi's blog to say we'll be purring our hardest for dad! What a nightmare...we hope it will soon be OVER.

  24. My husband had a lot of bladder and bowel problems in the hospital and it took a while to get it better, but it did get better. I think sometimes between surgery and all the meds they are on, it causes problems in other areas. I know how hard it is to have him there and my heart goes out to you. I wish I could help you in some way. I am praying for all of you.

    Anne and Sasha

  25. I am praying that your next update will be that everyone is back home again Still wish I did not live so far away. Give Lily and Muffin an extra big hug for me.

  26. Hope the TEE/Cardioversion went well and that Rolf is back in Sinus Rhythm. Will put him in my prayers. Hopefully the bowels will wake up too and start "tooting" so he feels better :)
    Marty's Mom


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