Check out my Hubby's newest addition to his body!!! His brand spanking new Defibrillator or (ICD Device). What a roller coaster ride the past week has been. After doing an ep study on Friday, it was determined that Jerry had ventricular fibrillation and would need a defibrillator to help his heart. When they went in to insert the wire...they perforated the heart...YEP that's right...they put a hole in his heart and the nightmare began ! The doctors had to connect a tube in his heart to drain the blood which was very painful. It also made it hard for him to breath and it was very unnerving. This was such a learning experience for both of us, since we were totally ignorant on the workings of an ICD. After five days in the Cardiac Care unit and a successful surgery to implant the device, Jer came home. Now its just taking it easy and adjusting his daily routine. Its just another chapter in our lives and we are so thankful that his condition was caught in time. If left unchecked it could have resulted in sudden death! Like they say..."What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" Life goes on!!! Thank God for technology!
here is a link if you would like to know more on this handy little device