When a heart stops

Reiss gave us a scare over night. Around 11:45p, she passed out. They checked everything, then decided to push fluids, calcium, and potassium, as well as add oxygen.  

The doctors blamed it on a lack of fluid intake – knowing that Reiss had not been able to keep any solids or liquids down yesterday and released most of the bowels in her system. 

All went back to normal until 1a. It happened again.  This time, she puked afterwards. 

The team reviewed everything and decided both fainting spells were because of what is called Syncope. Her heart had stopped.

Her heart had stopped? But that doesn’t make sense. We have had multiple conversations with multiple specialists who told us she has a beautiful escape rhythm. Even if the leads were failing further, she should continue at her native rate.  

Turns out, that didn’t happen. Her heart stopped. Twice

We are all watching her for the next two hours with 2-3 back-up plans if an emergency situation arises.   7:15a – we get a permanent pacemaker to resolve this. 

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