Pacemaker Got Hit...

Hello, I'm a 34 yo male and have had a dual chamber Medtronic pacemaker for about 3 months now, working beautifully. A couple days ago however, it took a direct hit from my 9 year old son's flying elbow during some horseplay :) which shoved it inward and pulled the skin over it. It still seems to be working just fine, but the site is extremely tender and there's this internal itch throughout the entire area that is driving me insane. Seems like a silly thing to call my electrophysiologist about, but what do you guys think?


3 Comments

I suggest...

by valerie - 2007-06-18 07:06:57

...giving your kid up for adoption. LOL jk.

Well, I know how you are feeling in regards to feeling silly to call your EP with this, b/c I felt the same thing.

I had this small little stitch hanging out and it looked so odd and random and I didn't want to call my EP and tell him about this little piece of string hanging out. I mean honestly, talk about embarrassing!
But, his reaction was of concern and it actually turned out to be very important and eventually turned into an infection and had to have the PM moved to the other side.

I'm not saying that you are going to get an infection, but I just want to let you know that its better to be extra safe, b/c you never know what is going to happen. So, although you might hate to mention this, dont worry. I'm sure your EP will understand your concern (hopefully! If not, send your EP my way...I'll take care of it, lol) jk.
Good luck with that phone call :) Please keep us posted on how everything goes. No more horseplay! haha
take care,
~valerie

Not a silly thing

by Suze - 2007-06-19 08:06:38

It's never a silly thing to have any concerns about our health and well being.
I would call immediately.

Take care,
Suze

call the docter

by aa11177 - 2007-06-19 10:06:29

if i was you i would give my docter a call and see what he says.

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