Hubby Just left for the ER

  1. Ok my siblings..... hubby has been short of breath for days..... I notice everytime I talk to him.....NOW This evening was having a very dry cough and heavy wheezing with his breathing.....

    He is scared enough not to wait till tomorrow to see the Dr..... he wanted to go to the ER..... He never wants to go to the Dr, this man doesn't even take tylenol.... The only time is he goes to the Dr. is when his job sends him for a physical...... and when he got the Big V......so you can see why I am very worried.... and now I am waiting to hear from him! He didn't want me to go with him because the kids are in bed and he didn't want to scare them........ but I'm scared....

    Please guys... give me your opionion.... what do u think???
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  2. 41 Comments

  3. by   sunnygirl272
    age? health status in general? other symptoms?
  4. by   nursenoelle
    oh how scary for you . hope you hear something soon. will be thinking about you.
  5. by   JonRN
    Well it sure sounds like asthma to me. Good luck to you and hubby Brenda, he probably just needs an aerosol treatment.
  6. by   Mkue
    Brenda ! Let us know right away what you find out.

    Try not to worry easy for me to say.


    Marie
  7. by   Beach_RN
    Will be 43 in Jan...... 6ft tall.... 250lbs.... slightly overweight.... general good health...... never never gets sick!!!
  8. by   CATHYW
    Like Jon said, or possibly bronchitis, or even pneumonia. It wasn't a sudden onset with acute pain was it? That'd likely be a PE. He'd probably have needed an ambulance for that. We'll be keeping you all in our thoughts...keep us posted!
  9. by   Beach_RN
    no pain.... he was just very scared...... and the heavy breathing with the loud wheeze
  10. by   nursenoelle
    sounds like asthma r/t allergy. really hard to dx on a bb lol. Stay calm in the meantime , and let us know k
  11. by   Beach_RN
    Thanks Noelle! I know it's hard to DX.... I just feel so ignorant.... and helpless right now!! will keep you guys posted!

    Thanks again for the quick responses!
  12. by   Mkue
    Brenda, in my neck of the woods there is a lot of junky stuff going around right now.. allergy/flu like symptoms, respiratory.. etc..

    A lot of hacking and coughing in classes..
  13. by   nursenoelle
    Ok deeep breathing now. It is not ignorant to be scared or not know what is going on . Would scare me too -- my hubby would have to be bleeding out his eyeballs to go !
  14. by   JonRN
    It's a man thing!!! We all have to be in control all the time, so how can we admit we might need to see a doc? BTW, my wife hates docs too, she would have to be bleeding out of all her orifices to see one.

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