Saturday, February 09, 2008

Hello Again Emergency Room, Our Old Friend

Today we made a trip to the ER, but this time is was not for one of Jes's kidney stone issues, but for me.
I have a condition called Neurocardiogenic Syncope Syndrome. Basically all that means is that I am much more prone to passing out due to wild swings in my blood pressure and have many more irregular heart beats than the average person. I have a mild form of the condition which keeps me living a relatively normal life. Those with a worse type of the condition are bed bound and are on many medications, plus may or may not have a pacemaker. I just have to be really careful of my exposure to heat, limit my exercise, and consume around 2xs the amount of sodium and other electrolytes (lots of Gatorade) as the normal person.
Today I was packing up some boxes in Caleb's play room, as we are planning on moving him in there and using his current room as the new baby's room. I wasn't overexerting myself, however I felt very much like I was going to pass out. I have experienced this sensation enough times that I can tell before it happens.
I went and sat down but had to get right back up because Caleb was into something and I nearly lost it again. I figured it was time to call Jes (he was working down the street on an airplane) and he rushed home. He felt like we needed to go the hospital to have me and the baby checked out, just to be safe, so off we went to PHOP (Presby Plano, where my OB is).
Everything checked out fine, but I have to get back on my treatment regimine asap and watch for more symptoms. Thanks to my mom and dad who came right out and entertained Caleb and myself so that I could get properly looked at.

4 comments:

Mommy of Multiples...Lizzy D. said...

I'm so glad you are ok Shannon. Let me know if you need something.

Mathis Family said...

Thanks Liz! You're such a great and treasured friend!

The Wood Family said...

Seems like it has gotten worse, you think because of the pregnancy?

Mathis Family said...

It's not worse because of the pregnancy, just because I wasn't following any treatment plan. Mainly because I didn't have any symptoms with Caleb. EVERYthing is different this time around...