Hi Alex here 28 Y/O Female 

I just got done with a month in a half hospital stay. I went into the hospital with Tachycardia 3 days into stay I went into long QT Torsades De Pointes Ventricular Tachycardia. I was then moved to the ICU for stabilization. When in the hospital i contracted COVID and therefore had to wait for a negative COVID test before a pacemaker. I was moved to a COVID unit in the hospital and eventualy had Pacemaker inplanted Medtronic dual chamber. The night I received the pacemaker I ran a 102 faver, blood work was done I had a blood infection coming from my Midline IV. This was not known prior to procedure. IV antibotics were started, Midline IV was taken out and i was sent home 4 days later. The next day I started running fevers and went back to the hospital 4 days later a rash started where the pacemaker was. The pacemaker was thought to be infected therefore needed to come out. I was then started on IV antibotics again till I could get a new pacemaker now Biotronik 8 DR-T. Pretty much anything that could have gone wrong went wrong. I'm hoping that this new pacemaner makes life a little easer for me with less or no hospitalizations. My EKG is now hanging up in one of the cardiac units for students to learn from. 


Oh my!

by arentas80 - 2020-09-04 18:18:29

Wow! That is quite a series of events. Please know that all of us here wish you a speedy recovery with NO more complications. May god bless you and keep you safe! All the best!



by Tracey_E - 2020-09-04 18:27:34

What an awful series of bad luck! Wishing you strength and healing. 

Best Wishes

by Flo - 2020-09-04 18:38:55

You have certainly been through a lot Alex. I hope you have a good and healthy recovery.


by AgentX86 - 2020-09-04 19:36:21

Welcome to the club that you really had no interest in becoming a member. I think you have the record for a bad string of luck, here.  I sure hope that's all behind you and that you stay around to educate others.  You've certainly been through on ordeal that others may be able to learn from. I'm quite sure none of us want to (be able to) help others with these compliations.

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