I haven't been on here in a while, and I've been doing really good controlling my HA. But this week, it's been out of control. Here's what's going on;
Last year, my Grandfather started having these weird fainting spells. It would only happen when he would go to bed and was asleep. My Grandmother would wake up from him making these weird noises, and what seemed like he was gasping for air. He went in to numerous doctors and had multiple tests done, and was told they couldn't find anything. Finally, after it kept happening, they put in this device that would basically tell what had happened if he had another one. He had that put in in May, and up until last week he hadn't had another one. Last Sunday, it happened again, so my Grandmother got this control thing that I guess they were supposed to put up to his chest where the device is to send whatever was happening over to his doctors so they could look at the results. It turns out, they said his heart was basically skipping beats because his blood pressure or heart rate (i can't remember which) was dropping too low, which was apparently causing him to sort of faint or passout, and make him forget what had even happened. After a few minutes, I guess he snaps out of it and is fine. They went into his doctor because she said he needed to get in immediately and have a pacemaker put in to help with whatever was happening. While they were putting in the pacemaker, it happened again, and it also happened when he returned home. However, he said that when it happened after having the pacemaker put in, what normally happens didn't happen and I guess the pacemaker sent whatever it needed to his heart to prevent it from happening. Other then this, he has been very healthy and hasn't had a history of any problems. I am super terrified that there is something underlying wrong with him, and that they just can't find it. I am very close with him, but I unfortunately live in California, and he, along with the rest of my family, is in the Midwest. So it makes it nearly impossible for me to feel better about it when I can't even be with him. I just don't understand why whatever is causing this to happen to him is happening, and why his doctors are just saying that the pacemaker is the solution, and no worries as to whats causing it. I'm almost 27, and have not had to deal with death in my family yet, (other then pets), which I am extremely grateful and thankful for. But now he is getting older, and it just scares me that this is happening to him.
I apologize, I know this isn't really a HA problem, but I always have such great advice from everyone here that I just wanted to get on here and rant. Thank you in advance to anyone and everyone who is even just willing to listen.