Starting to Worry About My Husband

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  1. abbadackerygirl

    abbadackerygirl Earning My Ears

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    I am still leaning toward the guess that it is his heart. Give him an aspirin if you haven't done anything else yet, and call...

    ...Let us know how he's doing. Prayers have been sent.
     
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  3. faith

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    MiGrandma, hope you update soon.
    When I was a young girl, my Dad had a kidney stone. Pain was unbearable, so maybe not that.
    Could be anything, hope you convinced your Dh to get checked out before Monday.
     
  4. RitaZ.

    RitaZ. Move on don't hesitate, break out.

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    I hope that the OP not responding means that they went to the ER. Sending good thoughts your husband's way.:goodvibes
     
  5. StephMK

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    I hope you are off at the ER, getting him checked out. I know men are stubborn but it's not worth taking any chances. :grouphug:
     
  6. Grammyof2

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    Hoping with everyone else that you are getting him seen. Men are stubborn but sometimes you need to just take the bull by the horns and take control.

    My own husband has had quite a few close calls and never wants to see a Dr. Two years ago on Easter he was having some very vague symptoms and when he came into the house to "rest" for a moment I just called an ambulance. Turns out some new medication was causing his blood pressure to drop out of sight. The hospital told him point blank if I had allowed him to go to sleep for 10 minutes like he wanted he probably wouldn't have woke up.

    Please get him seen.
     
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  8. mom2travel

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    Sending good thoughts to you and your DH, MIGrandma
     
  9. wdwmom0f3

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    Yes, please get him to the ER.

    I dont want to scare you but a lady at the gym where my DD tumbles was telling us about her father in law, and what they are going through. They were at Disney when he started having back pain. He also had trouble walking so he stayed behind in the room. When they got home a few days later they took him to the ER and found that he has cancer. It's in several organs too.

    This just proves to me that it really could be anything from kidney stones to a heart attack and as bad as cancer. They only way you will know is if he will go get checked out by a doctor.

    Sending prayers your way!
     
  10. denisenh

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    poor guy...sounds as though he feels perfectly miserable. :guilty:
    how is he doing? were you able to get him to a doc? praying that all is well. :hug:
     
  11. BearcatsFan

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    Update us when you can, MIGrandma. :hug: :hug:
     
  12. krcit

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    I hope you took him to the ER. Sending prayers that he is ok.
     
  13. MIGrandma

    MIGrandma Lives in the middle-of-the-mitten.

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    Thank you, everyone, for your suggestions, support and concern.

    He got home from attending the funeral and I met him at the door and asked him how he was feeling. His back still hurt, but he just feels he twisted it wrong or pulled a muscle. He has had back issues before. It just worried me when he said his stomach hurt too. He wasn't sweaty or clammy. I told him I thought he should go to Urgent Care, but he pooh-poohed the idea, even after I told him some of you thought he should seek medical attention. But, since he wasn't feeling worse, I didn't insist. He has spent the afternoon resting, with the heating pad on his back. I made soup for him, and have been watching him. He's been napping a little, so I think if he was in really severe pain I don't think he would be able to do that. He plans to rest tomorrow too.

    He's the type of guy who won't slow down when he has back issues, so it takes longer for his back to heal. But with a couple days of rest, hopefully he will be feeling better by Monday as I doubt he will take a day off work. :(

    Thanks again, everyone. Sorry I didn't get back here sooner to update. I probably shouldn't have even started the thread, but when he felt so bad before he left to go to the funeral, then I was home by myself wondering how he was doing, etc. and did some research on the internet (that's not always a good thing :laughing:) I got even more worried. I should have just waited to see how he felt when he got home. And, he went to the funeral with his two sisters and brother-in-law, so he wasn't alone.
     
  14. macraven

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    hope he and you feel better real soon.
     
  15. holycow

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    He should ice his back not heat it.

    I'm not a Dr. or anything but if it is back pain he needs to ice 15/20 min. on then off.

    Hope that helps a bit!
     
  16. GottaGetToDisney!

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    I agree! I'm not a doctor either, but I am a Physical Therapist Asst. so I somewhat know what I'm talking about. ;)

    I've been having flare-ups of sciatica & the ice made a world of difference! If his back pain is due to inflammation then the cold is what he needs to reduce the inflammation. A frozen bag of peas in a pillowcase applied to my back for 15 minutes helped me tremendously!

    I hope your hubby feels better soon. :goodvibes
     
  17. monsterkitty

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    I still say he needs to go to the ER. With back and stomach pain it could be a pulled muscle or it could be an aortic aneurysm. You don't get cold and clammy from a pulled muscle.
     
  18. M5ward

    M5ward When You Wish Upon A Star...

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    As a long time kidney stone sufferer, my best advice is go to the ER...not
    Urgent Care, the ER. A hospital is best able to test and diagnose. With my
    many stones, I have had back pain that gravitates toward the front; I
    Have also been feverish, clammy, nauseated, and achy. I always found the
    heating pad (on doctor's advice) gave me some comfort.
     
  19. phorsenuf

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    How is your husband feeling today?
     
  20. shortbun

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    THIS! You don't put heat on a hot spot and expect it to cool off. He could very well have further irritated a muscle pull by using all that heat. ICE like Holycow said but only 3X then rest it and start again for a 2nd time. Too much ice can cause tissue damage. I'd be giving my husband aspirin, just in case. It's an excellent anti-inflammatory and it's what you're supposed to do if you suspect a heart attack.
     
  21. MIGrandma

    MIGrandma Lives in the middle-of-the-mitten.

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    He is much better today, thanks for asking.

    He thinks it was just a pulled muscle that he kept aggravating because he wouldn't slow down and rest, until yesterday. He rested all day, with the heating pad on and off, slept well overnight, and his back felt much better this morning and another day of rest today will do him good. He does plan to get back to work tomorrow though. :( He is a farmer but at this time of year in Michigan there is nothing to be done, but he's also an almost-full-time crop insurance adjuster. I don't mind seeing him do desk work, or even driving to farmer's homes to get signatures, or take photos of poor crops in the field, etc. but he needs to measure some corn bins and I hate to see him do that with his back just now healing. In order to measure he has to climb up, and then down inside the bins. :(

    I do want to thank everyone again for their concern and support.
     

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