A couple of weeks ago, on a Friday evening, my husband had bad pain in his chest. We were concerned that it could be a heart problem so we went to our local Fire Department to see if they could check and see if it was serious. We didn’t want to have to pay for an emergency visit if it wasn’t necessary.
Our local EMTs put Steve on the monitor and noticed something going on. They recommended he go to the emergency. In fact, they followed us over to the hospital. The emergency team took him in right away and ran several tests on him. In fact, one test didn’t turn out good so they had to redo it. Finally, after six hours in emergency, the doctor brought the diagnoses.
Steve had Pluracy–an infection in his check area that was causing inflammation and swelling. It put pressure on the heart, causing the odd reading of the Fire Department’s heart monitor. The doctor prescribed some aspirin along with Steve’s regular anti-inflammatory medicines, and within a week or so he was feeling better.
I want to thank God that it wasn’t a heart attack or stroke and that Steve is doing better. It was a tense moment, but our God was faithful and we received a great report.