I’m very happy to say that my hubby is home, and seems to be well. Very tired, and is sleeping right now, but much more like himself.
The cardiac MRI came back great. The brain MRI came back showing no signs of a stroke.
They really have no idea what caused this episode. As we all know, that is hard. Since we don’t know what caused it we don’t know how to avoid it.
One of the doctors he saw said he had the same symptoms about 10 years ago. He said they never found out what was wrong, and it has never happened again. *shrug*
When we got to the ER yesterday Stuart’s blood pressure was very low. They said he simply wasn’t getting enough blood flow to the brain, they have no idea why.
He is worried because his judgement was so impaired while this was happening. He knows he should have come home when he first got double vision, and he feels normally he would have, but it didn’t even occur to him that something was really wrong. He doesn’t remember most of the episode. What he does remember I’m not sure if he really remembers it, or if he just remembers what I’ve told him. He doesn’t remember being in the store at all. He doesn’t remember getting to the hospital, being in triage, or the first few hours in the ER. His memory starts with the second CT scan last night. (Except he does remember when he threw up…I think that is very traumatic for him…unlike me, he’s not used to it.)
Oh, I did find the rest of the groceries. It appears he took my car to the store! Something he just doesn’t normally do. I went to drive my car this morning to go the hospital and there in the front floor board were the sodas and milk. (luckily we were buying this milk to spray on our squash plants to get rid of the powdery mildew on the leaves, not for consumption.) It was also very strange that he put the groceries in the front of the car, he always puts them in the trunk.
My hearing is still down, and I got a bit dizzy today, but I took Valium and never started getting into a full spin. I hope it stays that way. I just don’t need that right now. Not that I ever need it, but I really need to be able to be there for my husband.
Thank you all for all the best wishes and thinking of us.
It makes me feel so much better knowing I have you to talk to and call upon when I need some uplifting.
Thank you all for being my friends.