About: St Helier Hospital / Accident and emergency St Helier Hospital Accident and emergency Carshalton SM5 1AA
Posted by Mummyj87 (as ),
Called an Ambulance early in the morning one day due to palpitations, racing heartbeat, tightness in left arm and chest pain. I was 'Blue Lighted' into resuscitation at St Helier. I was met by 2 Doctors and 2 Nurses and straight away I was put on Oxygen and they got to work. They struggled for ages trying to put a cannula in but eventually, after what seemed like 20 odd times, they succeeded. I was given 3 x Adenosine to try and slow my heart rate down which didn't work. Then they mentioned about having to use the defibrillator to shock my heart, I was given some sort of sedative and was shocked 3 times which again didn't work. Eventually I was given something by IV and that seemed to have some effect as well as the IV Fluid with Potassium in and the IV Magnesium. It was a frightening experience to go through, I didn't realise how serious and how Ill I really was but there was one nurse in particular who made me feel safe, I think Her name was Michelle. Thank you very much for looking after me the way you did and also coming to see me on AMU the next night. I will never forget you.