Heart Failure

My husband was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with “heart failure” yesterday.

I’m talking about my soul mate. My unborn baby’s father.

We were both shocked and terrified when they called with the results of his echocardiogram. Everything changed in the blink of an eye.

This is after I fought his stubborn ass all week to go to the doctor. I screamed and cried and told him off. I THREW A PLATE AT HIS HEAD. It put a hole in my wall–and that hole will stay there, I won’t patch it.

Because I would break every dish in my m*therf*cking kitchen. Even the pottery barn ones. If that’s what it takes.

Because I’m a fighter. And because I love him SO much and I can’t imagine life without him–I don’t want to.

He’s lucky–WE are lucky–that they caught it before he just dropped dead.

I’ll write more later, about how I feel and how things have changed. I’m still kind of numb–I had to suck it up and handle sh*t…

My blog is called “My Life As A Case Study” for a reason–because I’ve been where he is. Scared. Angry. Upside down. Lying in a hospital bed wondering how the hell… So I’m the perfect person to help him through this. And I’m determined. And I have a lot of plates, but I’m hoping it won’t come to that. I’m hoping he realizes that he just got a second chance–it was a gift–and God doesn’t owe him a third.

XOXO,

MLACS

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52 thoughts on “Heart Failure

  1. oh my gosh girl! I hate hearing this but I am so thankful they caught it before something horrible happened!! It’s so weird because just the other day (maybe two or three days ago) I was dusting and you randomly came to my mind. I prayed for you and prayed for baby. Keep us updated and email me anytime. xo

  2. Oh, that’s so scary! I’m glad your forced him to go, I’m glad you’re there to help him through this, and I’m glad he’s getting medical attention now. Hang in there, sending good thoughts your way and to Mr. MLACS

  3. I am SO sorry to hear about this. I am also very grateful that he got help before it was too late. My thoughts are with both of you as you go through this difficult time. ❤ ❤ ❤

  4. Oh wow! Super scary! I hope that plate was just the wake up call he needed to take care of himself for you and baby girl. Hope this road to recovery isn’t too painful for both of you. Sending much love your way!

  5. I love your attitude. You’re a strong woman to be able to be so calm under such terrifying circumstances. I’ll say a prayer for you and Mr MLACS.

  6. MLACS, I am stunned and so sorry you two are dealing with such a heavy burden. In the same breath I am gushing to thank God for this gift. Wishing you strength and courage, both of which you have aplenty but may not feel right now, and much love and peaceful, healing energy in the coming days and weeks.

  7. MLACS! Oh honey! I am so so sorry! But thank god you got him to go in! The unthinkable was hopefully circumvented but, shit, I’m praying treatment and diagnostics are exactly what yall need. I have so much faith in medicine but have even more faith in what our bodies can do with enough support. Hugs, lady, I’m thinking of the 3 of you and shooting up some prayers!!

  8. OMG! How scary! Im so relieved you were able to convince him to see a doctor! I’m so sorry for this diagnosis but praying it was caught early enough and he willl be okay!

  9. Oh my god. I am so sorry you are facing this. I am glad you got him to the doctor in time. Wishing you and hubby strength and treatment success as you make your way through this process. Thank goodness you pushed him to get checked out. Please keep us posted on his health. xo

  10. So scary! I’m so sorry. I’ll be praying for you guys. My husband and I had our scare as well, but ours was in reverse. He was diagnosed with cancer and the very same week we found out that I was pregnant. It is definitely a terrifying experience to realize that if it hadn’t been caught, things could be VERY different. It is tough and it is scary to sit there, especially with the crazy pregnancy hormones, listening to the doctors, but you will get through this. You both are strong and while he has been there for you… now you are there for him. You are his advocate and you will help him through this and through his recovery. Just keep reminding him, and yourself, that you have this wonderful baby to look forward to. Please feel free to contact me ANY TIME if you want someone to vent to or talk to. myhopeandmyfuture@gmail.com

  11. Fuuuuuuuuck…. How terrifying. I’m so glad it was caught in time. But how awful, and to have this NOW when you should be blissfully preparing for the arrival of Baby MLACS. I hope the Mister takes the medical advice seriously and that you are able to relax a little xoxo

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