George Rudy

First post: Feb 26, 2019 Latest post: Mar 23, 2019
George came into St. Teresa ER on Sat Feb 23, 2019.  He had an irregular heart rhythm called SVT and was given 3 doses of adenosine with no results.  They tried several other drugs and was finally admitted with SVT, Afib with PACs but no other symptoms.  No chest pain, no swelling, no cough.  Just hungry.  It was evening time after supper and he was used to having his dessert.  He didn't respond to any IV meds during the night or all day on Saturday and Sunday.  He would be in Afib, or just tachycardia.  They tried Adenosine, Cardizem, Esmolol, digoxin, flecainide, coreg and last sotolol.  They had decided Monday around 3:00 to ship him to St. Francis to see Dr. Tabbal, an electrophysiologist.  Then while we were waiting for a bed to open up, it appeared George was starting to respond to the medication so they decided to wait.  Today, Tuesday Feb 26 George has been up and down with his heart rate.  He changes so fast, I can't keep everyone informed so I decided to make a Caring Bridge journal.