My oldest surviving brother apparently has had a few heart attacks in the last 12 hours and is in the hospital doing poorly. Last update I got he was in the heart catheter lab looking for blockages. That was about 4 hours ago. I’m about 3.5 hours into my drive from Indy. He’s been really overweight for many years and just turned 65 in April which is an old man in my family. Nobody has been that old for a couple of generations. Anyway, not looking for sympathy I guess it’s just cathartic writing it down. Waiting for an update from the nurse it’s tough. Still not sure if I’m going for a visit for a funeral.
Someone I know was told they needed a pacemaker, so I told someone who was going to visit him to have them check for a magnesium deficiency. They didn't even bother. However, they just administered a magnesium drip. An hour later, they informed him that his heart function had returned to normal and he would not need a pacemaker. Modern medicine is all about prescriptions. If it was me, I'd be taking magnesium, vitaminc (megadose) and niacin (not niacinamide, time release or flush free) as it is a vasodilator. Magnesium is responsible for muscle relaxation. Also, I'd at least get a mouthful of peroxide, as I've found that difficulty breathing was eased almost imediately if I woke up with breathing difficulty back before I started with a good nutritional supplement program, as I was heavy smoker. Suffered from recurring respiratory problems and irregular heartbeat. I still smoke, although not quite as heavily (I do inhale cigars) but the irregular heartbeat and repiratory problems are gone. Pure niacin is not only a vasodilator (opens the cappilaries), it helps clear the lungs. Hope it all turns out better soon.The worst part of this sort of thing is seeing someone you love totally helpless and you helpless as well. He's on a ventilator and it seems like he's struggling to breathe at times which is horrific to watch. The nurses station is literally right outside the door though and they're super attentive. He's in good hands.