Send some prayers/positive thoughts my way, please.

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  1. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 12 years ago

    My daughter's fiancee is in the hospital. They think he had a heart attack. He was having chest pains and shortness of breath. His cardiac enzymes are high. Ironically, Justin is only 27 years old and has always been very athletic and physically active. In fact, he was a quarterback for two college football teams. That's Justin and my daughter in my avatar now.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Lots of prayers and positive thoughts going out for all of you!  Tell him to hang in there!

      Much love. big_smile

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      lavender3957posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You are in my prayers always. I hope that things do get better.

  2. 2uesday profile image67
    2uesdayposted 12 years ago

    Thinking of you and hoping he is soon fit and well.

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this


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    Emile Rposted 12 years ago

    I'll certainly be working on positive thoughts, but don't worry. 2/3 of all emergency room admissions on suspicion of heart attack turns out to be something else. I went through this with my husband and it wasn't his heart

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Were his cardiac enzymes elevated? That's what concerns me.

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        Emile Rposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Yes. His whole system was out of whack. Enzymes, cholesterol and triglycerides. But, after spending the weekend in a hospital bed, waiting for an appointment to have the scope put up there (I don't remember the name of the procedure) the cardiologist declared it a false alarm. They'd misread the ultrasound. It happens. Think positive thoughts. Assume the best. There is ample reason to believe it will turn out to be OK.

        Oh. I forgot to add. You said he'd played football. So did my husband, and he'd been in a few accidents. The  doctor misread the ekg. The cardiologist thought some type of trauma over the years had caused my husband's heart to be slightly canted. It caused them to misread the initial results and think heart attack. Maybe that's all it is with your future son in law too. I wish your family all the best luck.

        1. habee profile image93
          habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, Emile. Hope you're right!

  4. Sally's Trove profile image78
    Sally's Troveposted 12 years ago

    Sending positive thoughts your way!

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Many thanks!

      1. Cardisa profile image89
        Cardisaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Praying for you and your family Habee. I hope he gets well soon and that everything is okay.

        1. habee profile image93
          habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you, Cardisa!

  5. Cagsil profile image73
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    I certainly hope things turn out okay. That's a bit young to be having a heart attack? Definitely a bit odd.

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I thought so, too, Cags. The charge nurse, however, said they're seeing more and more young people with heart trouble.

  6. theherbivorehippi profile image65
    theherbivorehippiposted 12 years ago

    Thinking of you and your family Habee!

  7. Stacie L profile image85
    Stacie Lposted 12 years ago

    I'm hoping for the best; he's in good hands.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 12 years ago

    habee, I hope they figure out what's wrong and fix it!   That's scary for someone so young.  I hear diabetes and other diseases can cause cardiac enzyme levels to go up too.

  9. Aficionada profile image81
    Aficionadaposted 12 years ago

    I'll be in prayer for all of you.  Hang in there!  And keep in mind all the variables that have been mentioned that can make some condition look like something it is not.

    {([Hugs])} to your whole family.

  10. rmcrayne profile image93
    rmcrayneposted 12 years ago

    Habee definitely positive thoughts your way.  I sure hope they figure out what caused his symptoms and his abnormal labs.  The "no answer" answer is so unsettling.

  11. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 12 years ago

    Positives from here Holly.

    Any updates?  If this was a cardiac event, it may well have saved his life.  Discovering a cardiac problem (if it exists) early increases the chance of preventing a more catastrophic event later.

  12. Mighty Mom profile image79
    Mighty Momposted 12 years ago

    Dear Habee,
    Hugs and prayers are a given!
    What I would like to add to the above thoughts and suggestions is
    not to accept ANY medical opinion at face value.
    Do your own research and go in loaded.
    Ask questions.
    DEMAND explanations of the test results.
    Query and find out of there could be any other explanation for this combination of results.
    Make sure your future son-in-law has a strong advocate right there.
    Hate to say it, but that probably is not your daughter (unless she herself has had lots of experience interfacing with medical staff).

    Sorry to be so pragmatic over empathetic (you know I am the latter as well!).
    I've just been through way too many sketchy situations in ERs AND with specialists to accept the first "ruling" that comes down the pike.
    And nurses, God love 'em. They can be very caring and much easier to deal with than the docs. But sometimes they think they know everything (e.g., more than they really do) so don't take the charge nurse's word as gospel, either.

    Sorry this is getting so long. It is actually the hub I have been wanting/needing to write all summer.

    Good luck to you all.
    Back to those prayers and hugs now,

  13. joseph merlin profile image40
    joseph merlinposted 12 years ago

    I will pray to GOD for having good health soon to him INSHALLAH he will be get well soon

  14. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 12 years ago

    UPDATE: The cardiologist said that Justin had a mild heart attack, with very minimal damage (thank God!). He's on all kinds of meds now.

    MM, my daughter is a nurse, so she has no prob demanding answers! lol

    Guys, thanks for all your support. It really does help to know that so many friends are keeping us in their thoughts and prayers! I might be calling on y'all again on Monday when I get my latest labs from my oncologist.

  15. earnestshub profile image81
    earnestshubposted 12 years ago

    Thinking of you habee, do you have any more news?
    Love to you and yours.

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, Earnest. We just returned home from the hospital. Justin was in good spirits, but he says he's still having chest pains. Last time they checked, his cardiac enzymes had risen again. This boy is too young for heart trouble!

      Love back to you!

      1. earnestshub profile image81
        earnestshubposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thinking of you. smile

  16. Aficionada profile image81
    Aficionadaposted 12 years ago

    We'll keep praying for him and also for your results on Monday.  Know you are loved!

  17. paradigmsearch profile image59
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    Hoping for the best here. And you definitely have my positive thoughts for you.

  18. Mighty Mom profile image79
    Mighty Momposted 12 years ago

    Prayers and hugs to you, your daughter and your son-in-law-to-be.
    God is very active and attentive recently (in my experience).
    I think now's a really good time to lean on Him.
    Expect miracles!


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