Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Update on my Mom

 All day long, my Mom's heart rate was between 29 and 35 beats per minute...and she is absolutely exhausted. They put a temporary pacemaker in this afternoon and her color and oxygen are already improving. A permanent pacemaker will be put in tomorrow.  The triponin level in our blood is usually around .1 (point one)....Mom's was 48....yes, FORTY EIGHT. One paramedic said she had never seen anybody's that high. I rode in the ambulance when they transported her from one hospital to a larger one with a cardiac team.  In a conversation with the ambulance driver, he told me that my Mom would be okay....that he had seen lots of miracles in his job.  Later on, as we shared our faith (ain't God good?) he told me that one of the miracles was my Mom....that he had never seen anybody's level that high and they still be alive. 
Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers.....please continue to pray for her....'cause obviously our God ain't finished with her yet!!!
In HIS Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!
p.s.....one day soon, if time permits, I will share some more details about the last few days....lots of "it's not odd, it's God" moments!


  1. Deb:

    I work in a hospital and part of my jobs is reviewing patient charts (heart attacks being one of the indicators we look at). I have never heard of a troponin level being that high. People with much lower levels are admitted and often undergo invasive procedures - up to and including bypass surgery.

    Certainly God is not finished with your mother. This is amazing, but then again, we serve an amazing God!

    Hugs & Prayers,

  2. I like that "It's not odd; it's God" statement. Praying for many more reasons for you to testify of the goodness and mercy of God.

  3. This is the news I was so praying for...woo hoo!

    God is so awesome,and miracles they still do happen, your Mom looks like the dearest lady I would love to meet her some day :) well and you too :)))))

    Have a blessed evening, try to get some rest and, we will all be looking forward to more stories and reports!

  4. Thanks for the update. Glad she is doing so much better. Hugs to you.

  5. Deb,
    I just want you to know that I am praying for your mom!! I'm glad to know that she is improving. God is not finished with her yet!!

  6. As Joan above, I'm a nurse and review all patient charts in our facility to make sure they meet Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurance guidelines for admission.

    The highest troponin I've ever seen in 12. Even 4.8 would be consider bad.

    You have a miracle!
    God bless. We will keep praying.

  7. Your mom is so lovely! I'm still praying for her. Thanks for sharing with us!

  8. Thanks for the update. You are so right, God is not through with her yet.

    My mother had a pacemaker, she did great with it, and an uncle has one,doing good.

    Take care of yourself also.
    Love and prayers for all.

  9. Oh Deb, God is so good...I had so many of those moments when my Daddy was so sick years ago...You and your Mom are in my prayers.

  10. Hi Deb, the triponin levels are the cardiac enzymes. Your mums were over the roof. I have never known anyone to have a heart rate that low unless it is falling prior a cardiac arrest. She sounds like she was badly dehydrated?
    May the Lord continue to heal and strengthen her.
    Much love Crystal xx


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