The Dr. said it was a Perfect Storm of "Bad Things" to cause this sort of spiral. Her assessment is that he worked himself into his current state of exhaustion. We tend to agree. He's been burning the candle at both ends and the middle trying to please everyone.
Thankfully the lung infection that came out of nowhere during all this while he was so weak is nearly beaten. The antibiotics and breathing treatments did their job last week and he is no longer coughing up blood or struggling for every breath. Being able to breath freely is allowing him to sleep finally. And sleep means healing so he is doing much better every day now. Can you imagine no sleep or food for nearly five days and nights with the agony of 180-237 heartbeats per minute A-fib?
He is able to eat simple foods so he has stopped losing weight [he was losing 1.4 pounds a day!].
The funny thing is that every time he slept he told us he'd been dreaming of eating ribs and burgers and buffets of food! He is now finally hydrated and his electrolytes are well balanced. He's even steady on his feet now!
So it is apparent that his body wants to be healthy and that all the guesswork of our family Dr. is paying off. He probably won't be back in the shop again this week which is driving him crazy.
Thankfully Mike was well ahead on the list of due sharks.
Thank you all for caring and checking in and for your effectual Christian prayers.