Monday, February 9, 2009


I spend the better part of last night in the ER again with SVT. They kept talking about giving me adenosine to slow my heart back down (which was just scaring me and making my heart beat even faster!), but thankfully, the old standby of drinking ice water did the trick and I was eventually able to go home. They did see that my potassium was low (3.0) again and that my blood glucose was high (147) again...Either of those things could be triggering the SVT, but as usual, no one really knows. I took some liquid potassium at the hospital last night and seemed to feel better, but then this morning....SVT again. Lovely. The homily at church yesterday was about Jesus as the Divine Physician and it inspired me to call our pries for the Anointing of the Sick. I have an appointment tomorrow at one o'clock to get results from my functional medicine guy, an appointment with my electrophysiologist on Friday, and an appointment with my internist on Wednesday.....Please pray that at least one of them can help me and I will try to keep my head in the right place in the meantime.

Oooh! Speaking of praying, listen to this! We all prayed and prayed that I'd make the right decision about whether or not to take Florinef to raise my blood pressure, right? Well, last night, I remembered that a side effect of the drug is that it depletes the body of potassium pretty quickly (which can be very, VERY dangerous). Imagine if I had decided to start taking it earlier this week, already (unknowingly) having low potassium! Would you also believe that my blood pressure was extremely HIGH all night long??!! It would not have been a good idea to be on a drug that raises blood pressure! So, thank you God for listening!


Mandy said...

I just hate that you have to go through this. :( Praying....

Kate said...

My goodness girl.
What is it, the 11th that is day of prayer for the sick? I will light a candle and pray for you on the 11th. I'm worried about you. *hugs*

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much, guys!!! I have such good friends!!!!!!

Kate-yep, the 11th is the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception. I wish Lourdes was closer!

Sharon said...

Girl, I just don't know what to say!
Which hospital are you going to?

I've learned the dangers of low potassium. (B's was low) Too bad you can't just eat a potato and be OK.
I wish it was easier for you!
I am so eager to hear your results.
Call if you need anything!

Sharon said...

uh-oh. Did my comment come through?

Andrea said...

I just left you a facebook message. I see what you were talking about now. You are in my prayers. How scary. Love ya!