After Barry’s stroke in 2011, I was praying that similiar episodes would be at least ten to fifteen plus years down the road. But as we all know, it is not our choice.
God’s plan guides the flow of our lives. We have knowledge of the plan’s existence, but we have no choice in the details or are we given choices of how our plan plays out. God knows. Only he has knowledge of our life plans.
Since 2010, Barry had an aortic valve replacement; a large territory, massive MCA; and now last night, a seizure has been added to the list. The etiology is currently unknown. Other than having every test in the book today, they can’t seem to figure it out. He has swelling on the side of the old stroke, but no other results.
Last night he was connecting the computer to the television, so that we could watch the live stream of our Wednesday night church service. We chose not to go last night because I had run a fever most of the day. He was standing at the computer, near the television when I realized he was falling backwards. I called out to him several times without a response.
I started calling for my mom to help. She called 911 to get an ambulance. He hit the front door, with the back of his head, and started shaking from head to toe. He was kicking his legs and flinging his arms. About five minutes into the seizure, he came out of it and started to talk. He didn’t know what had happened and wanted to know why he was in the floor.
When I wa able to check him out, he has a lump on the back, left side of his head about the size of a grapefruit. It is still swollen today, but getting tender. He is having a little pain in his left shin. They said they were going to do an ultrasound to make sure he isn’t forming a clot. He started getting back to normal, but I made him lie still until the ambulance arrived.
They checked him out, loaded him up and headed to the hospital. We’ve been here since nine o’clock last night. He rested well, I just want info on the problem! Wish us luck! An Associate Pastor came out from church. We had a nice visit. He has had a few calls from other church members.The Good Lord is with us, but please keep us in your prayers! Thanks to all of you for your continued support and kindness!
When it rains, it pours! As I head out the door and back to the hospital for my M-I-L who was taken there yesterday, I wish you two both the best today and always! Barry – feel better soon & hopefully the doctors can help you manage any changes. Jill – you really should get a chemo-free day on days like this! Blessings to you both!
Mom has seizures related to her diabetes and it is so scary both for her having something she can’t control nor realize has happened and for those in her company when this happens. I sure hope they can isolate a cause for your Barry. Praying!
You need this like a hole in the head. I hope all goes okay and you are all back home soon.
Thank you , we hope to be home soon too!
Praying for you; wow, what an eye opener for me today; I have been in a grumpy ole’ mood, lamenting my problems (which aren’t even real problems) – This was good for me to read and I sincerely wish you the best; quick healing!!
Thank you for the kind words. He is feeling incredibly better, according to him. Still looks like crap-ola to me, but I love him. Hop your grumpiness subsides soon! I wasn’t sure if I should write this one or not, but it took care of a little stress to get it out of my system. Headed in for chemo treatmemt in the morning! Gonna get a little reat. Sweet Dreams! Jill
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May His Countenance shine before you and give you Peace.
Thank you for the kind words. God bless you! Jill