My husband, in his mid 60s with SP, had a heart attack a month ago. Had stents fitted immediately but while in hospital contracted pneumonia, in for a week and discharged with the final tablets of antibiotics to complete a 5 day course.
On discharge, felt relatively well. However over the next weeks had recurring chest pain. Saw GP who sent to nearest Emergency Assessment Unit. There for hours, eventually told chest infection not quite cleared but would clear by itself. Chest pain caused by stents being fitted. Sent home.
Another week of breathlessness and chest pain leading to 999 call because of chest pain that would not go away with spray. Went to A & E on Saturday discharged to Day Unit and sent home with antibiotic course.(two types). Told the doctors that blood pressure was very low and thought it was caused by the medications. The consensus seemed to be the lower bp the better. We have been in despair as to how we can access medical help.
The next morning 3 am (early hours of Monday), what I can only described as a collapse. Chest pain, difficulty breathing, unable to move. 999 call when the para medics said heart OK! but bp 70/40. A & E again where blood test reveals that the infection is worse. (has been on antibiotics)
Husband is now currently in the EAU, in single room presumably because he has infection. He has insisted that the drugs to lower bp be reduced. BP currently 104/60. On intravenous drip, antibiotics given intravenously, oxygen (as level was low yesterday). He is relatively better now, but very wobbly on his legs, breathing better, pain eased. I think they may go for discharge tomorrow.
The hospital is full, the consultant who is now managing him is a general medical. The real problem is that there has been no follow up since the heart attack and no one taking into account the impact of MS.
Any advice? Or experience.