ICDs & Amiodarone

On Feb 21st,2007,my husband passed away. In June,2006 they implanted an ICD and a week later he got 5 shocks,one so bad he felt like it was going to knock him out of his chair. They put him back in the hospital & put him on Amiodarone.They sent him home and he started having trouble breathing. I kept calling his heart Doctor and he did nothing except a chest xray & said his lungs were fine. From June till Feb I was complaining to the doctor that he was having trouble breathing. He did nothing.
In Feb I brought him to the emergency room. They kept him in the hospital & the 1st thing they did was take him off Amiodarone because he had a collapsed lung. They now had him on 3 pages of medications. On the evening of Feb 21st my husband,my best friend,passed away. Marcia


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I am sorry to hear about your husband

by joeoo99 - 2007-03-19 02:03:24

I might not understand what you are saying here. I am sorry about your husbang passing away. Do you have a question? Joe

So Sorry

by kathybnc - 2007-03-20 12:03:28

Marcia, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. I can't begin to imagine what you are going through. My husband had something similar to what you are saying. Had an ICD implanted 10/06, 2 wks. later - shocked then shocked 36 hrs. after that and hospitalized for a week. They put him on Amiodarone. Since then he has had 2 episodes of being hospitalized for difficulty breathing, but they gave him large doses of lasix. He also takes Lasix 2 x a day plus other meds (including the amiodarone). Did you have a question about the Amiodarone? I know it is a pretty powerful drug and while in the hospital after being shocked, they "loaded" him with it (mega doses throuh an iv drip). I know it has some bad side affects. I am grateful for every day we have. Take care and I'll keep you in my prayers. Kathy

So Sorry

by queen_beez - 2007-03-23 09:03:59

I am so sorry for your loss. I posted a private message because I tried for a few days to post on here but the site would not allow me to . I hope you got it. I really hope it didn't sound off because as I stated ., it was supposed to be a public message and i ended up sending it privately. Am I making any sense? i hope so. And I hope you will write to all of us if you need an ear that will let you say anything you want without any strings attached as our families sometimes do. God Bless. Susan

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