Ghita419 Posted January 11, 2008 Share Posted January 11, 2008 Gene passed away yesterday at about 3pm. We're still not sure why it happened because his scans were scheduled for today. It turns out, it was his blood gasses. Every time we went to the doc, and had just been to the doc the day before, I kept insisting that I thought he was hypoxic. But they'd do a sat and he would sat 93-95%. Yesterday, I woke up and found him unresponsive and Cheyne Stoking. I sat him up, made him breathe, he came around but was confused. He walked to the bathroom, sat down in the chair, gave me an "I love you smile" and hugged me. My son and a friend of his helped me get him to the car and took him to the ER. The minute he laid down on the gurney, he again started swirling the drain. He began Cheyne Stoking again. His sat on the pulse ox was 94% at the same time they were drawing ABG's. The gasses came back with a Po2 of 44 PCO2 of 68. The doc put him on 2L O's nc repeated gasses in 20" s and they came back with a PCO2 of 89. He turned the O's down to 1/2 L. Gene had a living will and did not want a ventilator, if they could have assured me he would come off the vent, I would have done it. It was so hard to make that decision, not knowing why this had happened. He stayed in the ER from 9am to 3pm, breathing one or two breathes a minute the whole time. He had no pain and finally slept away. I will never have his arms around me again. He was my everything, and he was since the day we started seeing each other. My heart, my soul, my friend, my husband. Ghita Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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