Thursday, August 16, 2012

Long Time No Read? Here's Why.......

Sunday, July 8th......

We aren't sure why, but during the night and early morning of that day Dondra began having seizures. Some so severe she bit into her lip deep enough to draw blood.

Because of my sleep apnea and snoring, I sleep in a separate bedroom, so when those seizures began, I wasn't able to hear her crying out, so it wasn't until later Sunday morning that I heard her call my name, rushed into her bedroom just as she was going into another one. (She told Jason and I that she could actually "feel" herself about to go into one of them, and was aware of her surroundings). I immediately called 911 and Rescue and EMT's arrived within minutes. It was very fortunate that our son Jason and his wife Susan were here with us - they kept me calm and helped the EMT's with questions they had.

Let me tell you something: I don't care if you've been trained one year or 20, when it's a loved one who is right in front of you, thrashing about, looking grey with eyes rolled back in her head, it suddenly becomes VERY difficult to be calm. The EMT's arrived and off to the ER we went. Her stay in the hospital was 3 days with 2 of those days spent in ICU. An MRI was negative, so we're all still puzzled as to what happened.

So now that she's back home, I'm sleeping with one ear open, but at the beginning of my vigilance, I didn't sleep at all during the night and slept off and on in the daytime. Fortunately, nothing else has happened. I swear, that woman has 9 lives!
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In other news, 2 weeks ago I was scheduled for another MRI. I requested an "open" instead of a closed one, but they put me in a closed one (I didn't remember what an open one looked like) without telling me and I'm afraid I freaked out on them because of my claustrophobia. I yelled at them to get me out and they did. They also lied to me, telling me it would only take 20 minutes, but when I asked to be let out 20 minutes had passed and they told me, "But we're just getting started!". So the MRI has been rescheduled for August 23rd, but not at the same place!

The MRI of my head is done to keep check on what's going on with my brain.

We also had to reschedule my eye surgery due to Dondra's recent hospital stay and that will be done on the 31st.

So a lot going on right now.
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Here in Carroll County, the Alzheimer's Walk is scheduled for October. If you are elsewhere, you can go here and find your region to join or sign up. You can walk either solo or with a team.
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I had some cards made up and here's one:


These have been left at our hospital, senior center and local churches. I hope they will come in handy.
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Here's a very relaxing tune you may like. It is called "In A Monastery Garden"


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Please remember to click this icon to feed unwanted animals. It costs nothing and you can do it daily.
The Animal Rescue Site
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Thanks and see y'all next time!

Bill