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01 January 2014 @ 03:36 pm
Happy New Year!  
2013 was a very tough year for many people on my friends' list, and I'm hoping 2014 is much better.

Ours was not too bad, though it left a nasty 'present'- I had HalfshellHusband call Kaiser last night about his shortness of breath and strained breathing. I knew they'd probably drag him into the ER, but when he's sounded like that before he's had pneumonia, and it takes hold very quickly (the day before was when I'd first noticed it). He was at the ER for hours, having all sorts of tests run, and pneumonia would have been a less worrisome diagnosis than the one he got: mild congestive heart failure. :( We're not sure how or why that happened, or when it might have started, but there will be lots of followup tomorrow.

Hope your New Year's Even was better than that!

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michellecertainthings on January 1st, 2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
:hugs:
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 12:14 am (UTC)
Thank you. *hugs back*
cindy: spn - time for a swear word (by phangurltsuki_no_bara on January 2nd, 2014 12:10 am (UTC)
yikes! poor guy! is that something they can treat? if so, i hope they do!

yeesh. what a way to start the year. O.O
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 01:04 am (UTC)
In the short term, they're giving him meds to reduce the amount of fluid in his body, but we don't know what this means long term. He'll have a bunch more tests tomorrow, and talk to the cardiologist.

We have no idea why this happened, although it's a potential side-effect of chemotherapy. But that ended almost 4 years ago. :(
nodressrehersalnodressrehersal on January 2nd, 2014 12:11 am (UTC)
Oh dear! Here's hoping it's something they can either "fix" or control with medication, but I'm sure you'll know more in the next few days. Keeping you and hsh in my thoughts.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 07:53 am (UTC)
Thank you. It just seems like his medical worries never stop. :(
kick_galvanic, zagzagael, skull_theatrebleodswean on January 2nd, 2014 12:16 am (UTC)
Oh, hon. *hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 08:03 am (UTC)
It sure isn't something we ever expected to hear, especially given his overall health. *sigh*
Swedish for "Smith": SPN Sam scratchedfacecolls on January 2nd, 2014 12:20 am (UTC)
oh no :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 08:22 am (UTC)
I'm so tired of Googling various medical conditions out of the blue, I can't tell you. :(
similiesslipsimiliesslip on January 2nd, 2014 12:26 am (UTC)
OH Man!!! I hope...they can ..fix it? Not sure how this kind of thing goes.

::hugs::
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 08:23 am (UTC)
I think it's more about maintainance to keep things from getting worse, but they mostly involve stuff he was already doing!
Desireex_disturbed_x on January 2nd, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)
Oh man, hugs to you!

Edited at 2014-01-02 01:06 am (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 08:26 am (UTC)
Thank you-- I appreciate them!
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you're back home. It's been such an awful last few months for you, and the family time makes such a difference.

Thinking of you too. ♥
Chat Noirmaster_chatnoir on January 2nd, 2014 02:28 am (UTC)
I hope HalfShellHusband improves and that you all stay healthy in the New Year.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you-- my same wishes for you, actually!
angels3angels3 on January 2nd, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
I hope things are taken care of quickly and efficiently so that he's feeling better soon.

*hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much-- I'm hoping the doctors' news (after more testing) proves less scary than it sounds. *hugs back*
Dan: Peregrinemuchtooarrogant on January 2nd, 2014 03:22 am (UTC)
Oh wow, so sorry to hear that! Thinking positive though, it sounds as though you guys caught it early, which is usually a great help in these situations. All the best to both HSH and yourself!

Dan
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Dan.

I hope there hasn't been too much damage to his heart, and it would help to know how it happened (even if it's fallout from the chemo for his cancer several years ago). Because the lifestyle tips... he was already doing most of those, for a really long time.
(no subject) - muchtooarrogant on January 2nd, 2014 07:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Vice Captain of the Universesweeny_todd on January 2nd, 2014 05:38 am (UTC)
sending lots of pink light for your husband :-(

hope that 2014 is filled with brilliant things.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the good thoughts! I'm hoping the news gets better as we go.

A good 2014 to you, and I'm glad youre 2013 in a new country went so well. :)
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on January 2nd, 2014 06:24 am (UTC)
Wow, what a terrible way to start the new year. I hope he is okay.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 07:44 pm (UTC)
I hope so, too. We'll know more after more doctor visits and tests. It's just such a complete surprise, especially since his health and habits have been good.
Maz (or foxxy!): Brotherly hugtuesdaeschild on January 2nd, 2014 02:39 pm (UTC)
Not the best way to start 2014 but I'll be thinking of you and HalfshellHusband and hoping the medical profession can improve the situation one way or another.

*hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 07:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, gosh-- I completely forgot to thank you for the v-gift, not to mention sending you one! I was so happy to see it on my NY's Eve (your NY's day), but I got preoccupied very quickly.

I sure hope that his doctors can help keep the damage and future risk low.

*hugs to you, too*
(no subject) - tuesdaeschild on January 4th, 2014 11:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
jeyhawkjeyhawk on January 2nd, 2014 06:58 pm (UTC)
*HUGS* I hope HSH recovers quickly and that they find a long-term treatment that works well. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2014 07:46 pm (UTC)
Me, too-- something to help keep it from getting worse It's a little scary that his health was already very good, up until this happened. It makes it harder to "fix" any habits when they're already fixed!

*hugs* Hope your New Year goes well!