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Saturday, August 13, 2016

About Roger....how quickly life can change...

The above photo was taken July 25th.

Today Roger is spending his 11th day in Neuro-critical care unit at a hospital in Indianapolis.  He had a mini-stroke on the night of July 28th.  He was in the hospital here over-night and till the next evening.  They did a cat scan, EKG, did scans of his carotid artery and seen nothing else.  They gave him an additional blood pressure medicine and Plavix.

August 2nd he had mowed the yard and did a few things around here, had a bite of supper, laid back in his recliner to snooze, I thought.  Then got up and went in the other room.  When he did not come back, I went to check on him and he was laying in bed and said his eyes hurt.  I am skipping parts, but ended up taking him to the emergency room within a few minutes.  I had them help me get him in and they told me to go to the ER waiting room till they called me back.

I no more than got the car parked and got inside and set down and they called me back to sign stuff, said it was serious and they were life-lining him to Indianapolis.  They would explain to me in the ER room...she just needed my signature to get things started.  He had a brain bleed/hemorrhage.  They intubated him in case he needed it on the way there.  They said it was easier to do there than in the helicopter.

It is soo long to go into details  but will give a few...it took two or three days to get the bleeding stopped. During that time he remained intubated.  He has had the breathing tube out for a few days now, and the feeding tube has been out a couple days.  He could move his left arm and leg all along, though for a day or so, not on command.  His right arm/hand and leg/foot did nothing for the first several days.  But he is moving his right arm more and more, and will squeeze my hand with that hand.  And he moved his right foot/leg on command yesterday during therapy.

If they can get his blood pressure under control with oral meds, he will be moved to his own room.  And from there should only be a few days till he goes somewhere for rehab.  But they have been working on the blood pressure for days.  He does not sleep in the ICU room...has went for at least 3 days with only a short nap here and there.  

I may not respond to comments, but please keep him in your prayers.  I am so thankful for family, faithful friends, and blog buddies.  People he worked with and 'played' with have stood by him/us in this time of need, also.  I have no words to express my gratitude.


16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, rose, i'm so sorry for this! you've already been dealing with plenty of illness and surgery in your family recently. i'm so sorry roger has had to endure this, but i am hoping (and will pray as mightily as i can) that he stabilizes and recovers fully!

thank you for letting us know so that we can join in your prayers and good thoughts.

Mildred said...

I am praying too, Rose. For both of you.

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Prayers continuing.

Sandi said...

Praying for you!

The Furry Gnome said...

I will be thinking of you.

Debby Ray said...

Rose, I was just thinking about you a couple of days ago and wondering why I hadn't seen you post anything for a while. Oh my goodness! You are absolutely right...we never know what is around the next bend in the road. I will be praying for Roger (and you) and that he will be able to completely recover from this. Thank you for posting and keep us updated when you can.

Linda said...

Oh dear! I am sorry you and Roger had to go through this. It must have been alarming, to say the least. Blessings to you.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

So sorry to read this. Be strong.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Rose! I am so sorry to hear about Roger's illness. I will keep you and Roger in my prayers.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

This has to be a stressful time for you. Take care of yourself while the doctors take care of your husband. I wish the best for both of you.

Amy Burzese said...

Rose, I am so sorry to see this. Many, many prayers for Roger and for you.

Ida said...

Oh Rose I am so sorry to hear this news. I hope Roger is doing better when you read this. - Will be praying for you both.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Praying, Rose. I am so sorry. I hope & I will pray that Roger has a complete healing and for strength for the both of you.

Bethany Carson said...

Sending prayers!

genie said...

Rose....I am so glad you finally were able to share the news with all of our blowing friends. I have been a faithful friend and have not mentioned it to a soul. I wanted to wait until you were ready to write about it. Now you are seeing how many of your friends have you in their thoughts and prayers. You are such special lady and we all want only the best for your and Roger, Sarah and Rachel and your precious Lorelei. I will sleep better knowing that he has had a good day today and I hope you will be able to do the same. We all love you. XOXOXO genie

Summer said...

Blessings my dear... Hoping Roger is healing ♥

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