Saturday, January 27, 2007

Update on Tracie

This is Tracie's Mom - She asked me to blog for her. She is sitting here beside me and is doing OK, but she wanted to update everyone on what has happened this week.

Monday night, the septic overflowed in her house again, after she had just gotten everything cleaned. At this point, it was more than she could bear and she had a big panic attack. Her chest started hurting that night and continued hurting the next morning. She thought she might be having a heart attack so I took her to the ER. They did an EKG and determined she did not have a heart attack, just anxiety. While she was having her blood drawn, she passed out (as she often does) and her heart rate slowed until her heart stopped. Thankfully, a male nurse hit her in the chest and started her heart beating again. After that, the Cardiologist told us she would need an Arteriorgram (sp?) to show if there were any blockages. The test determined that her heart is healthy and her arteries are clear (praise the Lord!!). The cardiologist told us that she has been living with a life-threatening condition that causes her heart rate to fall anytime she is sick or in pain, which in turn causes her to pass out. In order to ensure that her heart won't stop again the next time she passes out, she had to have a pacemaker. The pacemaker will act as a safe-guard so that anytime her heart rate falls, it will force her heart to beat faster. Hopefully, this will also keep her from fainting so often.

Tracie was in ICU until Thursday and then she came home Friday, the 26th. She is in pain but is doing OK most of the day. She has some swelling in her arm right now that is causing it to hurt really bad. She asks that you please pray for her arm & that she will have a quick recovery.

Just so you know, this was a blessing in disguise because if she had not had chest pains, and gone to the hospital, then we would not have found out about this condition that she has had since she was three years old. For all we know, the next time she fainted, her heart could have stopped and caused her death.

She just wanted everyone to know what is going on and that she will hopefully be back to blogging soon. She can only use one arm right now but can read your comments if you'd like to leave one.

Thank you for your prayers & friendship,
Sarah (Tracie's Mom)

47 comments:

{J-La} aka: Jill Gross-LaFaye said...

So glad to hear that you are home..where you will be {more} comfortable. There is no place like home! I pray that you heal quickly..please don't hesitate to call me for anything. Big Hugs..Love Ya Bunches.

Anonymous said...

Tracie, you and your family will be in my prayers. I knew something was wrong because you haven't updated your BLOG in awhile. I am so glad your Mom posted for us. Take good care of yourself and if you need anything just call.
Sending a BIG prayer up for you.
{{{{{HUGS}}}}}
Claudean

Hollye said...

Thank you Tracie's Mom for the update. Tracie, I just want you to know that I am praying for you. I love you girlie and I will give you a call soon. I didn't want to bother you so soon after you got out of the hospital. Take care and know that I am thinking of you.

Shelley said...

Tracie,

I took your beginners class at Scrap It several months ago and occasionally browse your blog. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you feel much better soon.

kristina said...

Oh Tracie! I'm so sorry that you had to go through all of that, but it does sound like a blessing in disguise!! I was wondering how you were doing since I haven't seen you post in quite a bit! You are in my prayers, girl! Take it easy and get well soon!! Hugs!!!

Tammy Batson said...

Tracie ... I can't believe it!!! I knew something was wrong since you haven't blogged and you haven't emailed, etc. Bless your heart ... I'm just in shock! I am SO thankful that you are okay and that you are home! You are SO in my prayers and thoughts!! Love you girl, tammy

Anonymous said...

Tracie, today was the day I was going to hunt you down and find out what was going on. You haven't blogged since 17 January! I allowed a few days for clean up, your (happy) busy life; but then I knew something was wrong. Praise God you had your episode where there was help. Our steps really are ordered by the Lord. We know your work here isn't finished and now He has confirmed it. Yes, yes, yes, you and your precious family are in my heart and prayes. Blessings to you Sarah for writing those of us out here who love Tracie too. Love, gentle hugs, prayers & blessings - Sandra Elkins

Sarah said...

We are praying for you, Tracie. Big hugs and prayers, my friend.

The Parker Family said...

Tracie,
Praying for you as you heal. Praise the Lord - truly He works in mysterious ways. I look forward to meeting you one day. So thankful that your family is there to help you out.
Julie

Rachel Whetzel said...

OH TRACIE! I'm so happy that you are OK, and that this was caught before you died. I'm praying for your arm to heal, but not because I'm so nice. I'm praying so that you can type again, and I can read you! LOL SELFISH. Totally. Thank you, Tracie's mom, for posting for her!

rachel

Rachel Whetzel said...

LOL I was just thinking how funny God can be... He made the SH** hit the floor before your heart made the SH** hit the fan! hee hee Sorry. Had to say it!

rachel

Renee Graham said...

Wow, this was the week of heart problems...I'll tell you about it later. So thankful that you are recovering well. How is Caroline dealing with all of this? Prayers for her as well.

jennifer said...

I am so glad you are home and on the mend. I'm sorry I haven't called more but with Kirsten being sick and then I got it, I haven't been a good friend! I have prayed for you and your family this whole time and will continue to pray. I wish I could be there with you but I know you don't want this bug I have! I love you and am so thankful you are going to be okay!

*~*Amber*~* said...

Tracie, So glad that u are doing better. U know we will be keeping you in our prayers as you continue to recover. We love you girlie!

Jane said...

Oh my goodness Tracie! I'm so sorry to hear about this, but I'm very thankful that you are on the road to healing! Take care! -Jane Rife :-)

amber said...

Hope you are on the mend girlfriend! You are in my prayers and hope you are feeling better very soon! :) Love, Amber McDonald

Elissa said...

OMGosh Tracie! You have my prayers, my friend. Thank God for His miracles - and the way He works.

My Mom has a pacemaker too. She has the opposite problem. Her heart races and needs to be slowed. It is scary when it comes to the heart, huh?

Feel better. Take it easy. Thank God you have your Mom close by.

Jennifer Stewart said...

Oh, Tracie! I'm SO GLAD you are ok. {{{{{{huge hugs}}}}} sweetie and prayers for a speedy recovery. You take CARE of yourself.
Love,
Jen

xobellaaimox said...

traciem
mucho *hugs* girl!
feel well soon.

Doris said...

so so glad to hear you're home and doing better . . . such a scare . . . but seems like such a relief to KNOW now . . . going to miss you tomorrow night . . . you'd better get better in time for the big party at j's on the 16th! hugs and prayers! doris

Chrissy said...

Sending prayers of well wished your way Tracie. Hoping for a speedy recovery for you. Take care.
:-) Chrissy (ufscrapper)

Anonymous said...

Hon, so sorry you are going through this!! My sister has that same medical problem, and she was a lot older when they finally diagnosed it for her. Since she has had her pace maker, her anxiety attacks have been much less even!! Will be praying for you, and hope you get well very fast. Deanna (scrappin-grandma from 2 peas)

Robyn said...

Oh Tracie, sending hugs, and prayers for a fast speedy recovery. Does sound like a blessing.

fay said...

tracy, lots of hugs. i read your blog and wondered what had happened to you as there had not been any posts lately . lots of prayers coming your way and hope for a speedy recovery. fay copeland

Anonymous said...

Tracie...

I am so sorry to hear about all this! I hope you feel better...and that things go better soon. Thank God that they discovered the heart thing, and that you finally know what has been going on for so long. Hope to see your sweet smile around Pealand soon.

Love ya,

Joy(messimom)

Anonymous said...

Prayers and hugs coming to Tracie and You (mom!). Heal quickly!

Lynette Swinford

barb said...

What a tough way to find a problem, Tracie! I hope you're back on your feet very soon. I have three friends with pacemakers and they're all doing great now, with few worries. Hang in there! Prayin' for ya, Girlie!

Gina Bolling said...

God definately works in mysterious ways! Praying for your healing and a deeper relationship with Him through this trial. From a longtime lurker and occasional poster. ~Gina

Anonymous said...

That is a blessing in disguise. I will offer a pryaer in your behalf. :)

Anonymous said...

Tracie, THANK GOD that you found this out - that you went to the hospital! You and I don't always see eye to eye on 2Ps but I want you to know that as a Sista Scrapper ;-> I do wish you the best and I pray that your arm/heart/everything heals as it should. YOU WILL LIVE TO SCRAP ANOTHER DAY, girlfriend! :-D Take care of yourself, so glad to know that you have your momma nearby, and we will be awaiting your return on 2Ps!! // Melissa aka ChildOfThe60s

Amanda said...

Been thinking about you...and praying for a speedy recovery. Silly me never thought to check your blog.
Hope you feel better soon...if you need anything I'm just 10 minutes away!

aggiebonfire00 said...

Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you. I hope that you get to feeling better soon.

Jan[n] said...

hello sweet Tracie...

I am so happy to hear this positive update. I have known that you were resting in the Lord's hands...but I love hearing the results.

Know that I am praying for you and Caroline and Mike. This isn't an easy thing to go though...and recovery never comes at a convenient time. But here you are in the middle of it...and thus need our prayers for perserverence, patience and just the ability to bear up under the process.

Love you girl...am happy that God made it possible to KNOW what you needed to know...even though it was in the middle of a mess. Please let me know what I can do to help.

{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}

Anonymous said...

Tracie,

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I am very thankful that the condition was discovered the way it was and not the alternative.

Take care,

K (aka PhotohappyCdn from Two Peas)

Shirley said...

GIANT HUGS and P&PT heading your way! Thank goodness it was found out in time....

Shannon Taylor said...

Oh my goodness Miss Traci! I'm so glad you are okay. Best wishes to you girl! And huge hugs!!!!

-Shannon Taylor

Michele said...

Tracie:

So sorry to hear about this but so glad that this diagnosis was discovered. I read your initial blog about the clean-up early last week and could just imagine you cleaning like a mad-woman.

The Lord works in mysterious ways... you are a child of God and He has had his hand on you and your life this whole time! I pray for you and the doctors as they treat you.

I hope your family is hanging in there too - if you need anything I'm just an exit away.

~Michele

stephanie said...

Praise God that you are ok!

Thank you, Sarah for the update.

Carrie said...

Sending prayers your way. I read your blog occasionally - found you through Jenni Bowlin and always appreciate your positive attitude.

Hope your recovery is speedy. What a blessing that you were in the hospital when this happened. God is so good!

Carrie in Washington State

Amy said...

OH, GIRL!! What an ordeal! Who'd have thought a septic spill would be a blessing in disguise!? Not just the first one, but the SECOND!? Do you know how lucky you are? I'm sure it probably doesn't feel like that, and it's easy for me to say, right? I'm not the one with septic problems.

Well, I have two young children sick and throwing up, does that count??? LOL! All is better now, though.

Hope you're up and feeling better soon! I have bookmarked your blog and so enjoy reading it daily! Take it easy, and give your body enough time to recoup. Take advantage of friends and family, and thank God for that wonderful Mommy of yours who blogged for ya!!

Get well!!! BE WELL!!!

annkelli said...

So glad that your mom updated your blog. See I should have sent the e-mail to the whole customer list!
Everybody loves you so much!
So glad you are home.
You are in my prayers.
Hope we can play soon.
xoxo
Annie

Mary Rogers said...

Tracie -
I am so sorry. I am sending you get well wishes and gentle hugs.

Mary Rogers

Tina said...

Praying for you, Tracie! Your guardian angel was working overtime that day.

Lisa Renea said...

Tracie-prayers for a quick recovery!

Sarah Klemish said...

Tracie how scary for you.
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sarah

melissa deakin said...

oh my dear friend, tracie.
i am thinking of you and praying for you like crazy.
thank the Lord you went into the hospital and are now aware of this condition.
i didn't realize you were blogging...so happy that we keep connected this way.
hugs to you my friend.
i'm sending lots of prayers your way!

Maureen said...

God bless you Tracie.
Sending prayers for you!