Good Morning to Cousin Carol and all other family and friends that I know are looking for updates on my brother Robin’s condition.
This is Robin’s “adventure” as I heard it from him while he was in a very heavily medicated state. It all started about 2 weeks ago with a simple cough. With the the cough Robin felt something pop in the back of his head. This brought on what he describes a the worst head ache he has ever experienced. That head ache has stayed with him only letting up for short periods. He still has it.
If you know Robin you will know it would have to be something very major to get him to go to the hospital. A week of this headache did it. First trip to the ER sent him home with muscle relaxants. A return trip to the ER and this time a major heart attack was the diagnosis.
Friday morning He was transfered here to Winnipeg. Here he under went an angioplasty and had 3 stents placed in his heart. That part seemed to go well even though a 1 hour procedure turned into 3 hours. Afterwards we were shown a map of his heart showing where the stents were place and other blockages in his heart. I was conserned as it showed at least 4 other arteries as being 100% blocked. I questioned the nurse about that and she indicated only that it would be explained by the Doctor who would be coming around shortly. As it turned out the doctor was rushed into another emergency procedure and we never did get to talk to him.
Again I questioned the nurse who indicated likely those were small arteries and blood flow was complensated by alternate routes. She would ask the doctor to stop by Robin’s room and explain things later. Huh, never happened. It was then said all could be explained by his doctor back in Dauphin.
Yesterday we had a wicked Manitoba winter blizzard but the ambulance arrived at drove him back to Dauphin. Still with his head ache. Follow up tests will be done to treat that. Which likely means he will be back here in Winnipeg shortly to see a neurologist.