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Davey Breedlove's Heart
Nov 28, 2017 Latest post:
Dec 20, 2017
What can we say about Davey Breedlove? Everyone who's ever known and loved him, knows what a guy he is and his heart. Being by his side for almost 18 years now, I can tell you, he is worth fighting for. Sunday night, November 27th, around 5pm, he mentioned some heart burn, something he never has, and drank some baking soda water (gross), declined dinner and went to bed. About 2:10am I awoke suddenly, truly God woke me, because normally 8 month old rhythm wakes me up and I go nurse him in his room. But this night, I noticed Davey was snoring in a loud almost gurgling way and was troubled. I went to the bathroom and half way through, he stopped suddenly and my gut knew immediately it was time to fight. I bolted to the light switch, then jumped on the bed screaming, "Davey wake up! Wake up!!" When he didn't and I saw his open eyes unresponsive, I yanked him to the floor, falling face down. I ran to get my phone and said its time to call 911! While dialing I flipped him to his back and told 911 the details, franticly yet calm, as I put it on speaker and began chest compressions. She guided me through the counts, 1-2-3-4, and again. I turned to the doorway to see 6 year old Adele, watching everything. I told her daddy is sick and needs help and sent her to open the garage door for the paramedics since she could reach that. My arms were rubber, but every 8 counts he opened wide and took an unconscious breathe. It was only about 5 minutes before the paramedics tiptoed into the house of sleeping children and past Adele and took over for me. Downstairs I calmed her as they shocked Davey 3 times to get his heart in a rhythm again. Finally the eight men, took Davey to the ambulance and I waited for my parents to arrive.
Dear friends Andrea and Lisa, next door drove me to St. Anthony North Campus, and in ER they informed us he was moving to ICU. Still unconscious, and getting him plugged into machines, drips and ventilators, we met his nurse, Karen, and amazing and most helpful nurse.
She talked to Davey, even though unconscious and told him everything she was doing.
The diagnosis was, he had a major heart attack, his heart was injured, his levels are all messed up in everyway, heart rate, pressures, different levels of things in his body need to get fixed, and neurologically, we had no idea how he would be responding. They put him in an induced sedated state to keep him calm and not to pull out ventilator.