Husband had stroke
Posted Fri May 27, 2016 04:16 PM
We were watching TV when I noticed he was staring blankly at the screen, eyes open. I thought he was lost in thought and spoke to him, No response. Tried again, still nothing. I could tell he heard me but seemed unable to respond.
I called 911 and the medics took him to the local ER and was immediately taken by life flight to Omaha. After MRI and CT scans, it was determined that he had a stroke, most likely in the brain stem.
From what I have been told, this life-threatening, and he may not fully recover from it. He may bleed more than expected during surgery and develop clots that break loose and travel to lungs. heart or brain. So there is a high risk.
Even with successful treatment, there could be talking, thinking, or moving. He might not be able to care for himself. And there are chances of additional strokes.
He may need a machine to help breathe. He may go into a coma or be paralyzed. His brain may be damaged and have seizures. Without treatment, the damage caused by a stroke can get worse, and your risk for another stroke increases.
That is IF he recovers from his current state, which is often called a locked-in syndrome. He can hear, but can only move his eyes. Not able to move his muscles or speak. This is very painful to see him like this.
So now they are looking at surgery on May 31st. and getting a couple of specialized surgeons. If nothing is done he will likely stay the same, with a strong chance of dying. This can not be delayed due to how serious it is, Yet there is a big possibility of not surviving the surgery. If any clots get to the heart or affect other brain areas, I hate to even think of that!
I am very worried, especially since I had a good friend suffer brain stem stroke a couple years ago. He spent 7 weeks unable to move or talk before passing on. Not sure what I would do without my husband.
This has been very hard to write, but will keep everyone posted under this topic.
Posted Fri May 27, 2016 04:21 PM
Posted Fri May 27, 2016 04:26 PM
Posted Fri May 27, 2016 06:39 PM
Posted Fri May 27, 2016 06:47 PM
Get some rest. My ex-wife and step daughter were both brittle diabetics. It seamed one or the other was in the hospital once a month. Today my ex-wife passed on due to her diabetes and my step daughter is currently in the hospital with potential kidney failure. I can't tell you how many times my ex-wife came close to dying so I understand your pain. Again my prayers are with you and wish you and your husband the best of luck.
Posted Fri May 27, 2016 10:18 PM
sorry for your loss
Posted Fri May 27, 2016 10:19 PM
Crystal is sleeping with me for company
Posted Mon May 30, 2016 11:37 AM
My heart goes to you and your family. Hugs.