I am too tired to get ready for bed
June 5, 2017 9:45pm CST
The image is of my husband in the emergency room of the hospital. He has had what appears to be a mini stroke or TIA. Not all tests have been done and not all tests are back yet. I spent the day yesterday taking him, getting him admitted, going home to take care of a few things, back to the hospital (an hour drive each way), and slept at my sister's house in that same town. An interesting side event is he had found an embedded tick Saturday night. Tomorrow will be a carotid doppler, and some kind of a cardiac screen, just in case. Also a consult with Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. For those who are not in the know, Physical Therapy deals with strengthening large muscles, like for walking, lifting, stooping, etc. Occupational Therapy deals with strengthening fine motor skills and the muscle groups for writing and other hand skills. Bob really is showing very little damage, and chances of a 100% recovery are good. His right eyebrow droops some, his right eye waters, and is hard to close and blinks very little. His smile is lopsided, drooping down on the right. His right hand is weak, in fact he cannot move his right index finger, which is the first symptom he noticed and complained about. His right leg seems to have some weakness. He is considered a fall risk. Please continue to hold us both in your thoughts and prayers. Or good vibes if that is how you support people.
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• Marion, Kansas
The problem is larger than we knew, but it is good to be learning more. I will tell you we were surprised as he has none of the usual risk factors, like smoking or drinking or obesity or things like that. Of course all those things will help his recovery.
• Lakewood, Colorado
So very sorry Heather for this happening to your dear Husband. He does look good and it is great that they are saying a 100% recovery chance looks good. A tick..I hope that didn't have anything to do with this..sounds stupid I guess. Thanks for sharing the photo of him to let us see him and how he is doing. You must be worn to a feather as he is I am sure. They will keep him there a good while then. Oh yes, we have you in our prayers no doubt about it.
• Moses Lake, Washington
My best wishes are with your dear hubby and of course you who are working so hard on his behalf. The lady that lives with us has had little TIAs since she was a young person. She had one when she was in the hospital. She admits to searching for words more now but otherwise seems pretty good that way over all.
• United States
Will be thinking of you both. I only know how hard it can be because of my parents. The health problems my dad had was nothing we would have ever thought of him having. My mom either. Hope that your husband has a full recovery and the stress isn't to much on either of you.
• United States
I know I haven't been on, dealing with stuff around here. Sorry to hear Bob had a stroke, my wife had to have bypass surgery back in April. She was only released to go back to work July 3rd. Her stamina isn't what it was before she started getting sick in February, but she's getting better. It has been a LONG hard spring.
• United States
@GardenGerty she had a 40% block in her heart that suddenly went to 80%. Not her normal cardiologist suggested what happened was that it came partially lose, folded over and there by going from 40 to 80 in no time at all. Its taking a long time to recover partly because it took so long to find out what was causing her overall weakness, partly because the hemo-dialysis took so much out of her after the surgery and partly because she did spend a month mostly in bed recovering.
• Summerville, South Carolina
My prayers are with you. I'm glad that he has a good chance for 100% recovery. Its hard to watch someone you love go through something like this. Make sure you get enough rest. You'll be no good to him if you are too tired to think.