Wednesday, May 09, 2012
I wish I could reach out and give every one a hug for their love and support and prayers.
April 27th my husband was doing fine - he went for an interview, went flying his radio control planes, and then helped daughter in her school room. He came home and later complained of a headache.
He tried everything as it went on through the weekend! We begged him to go to the doctor and finally he went to the nose, ear, throat doctor. The doctor looked up his nose and said it was a little red and gave him an antibiotic. Hubby said that he heard a swish sound and he checked his hearing. Came home and took the antibiotics and antihistamine he gave him.
He continued to try everything to get rid of the headache. He couldn't take sound. Lights. Noise. Nothing. Very frustrated! We all begged him to go to the emergency room and he wouldn't. He was waking up every night in pain and Sunday night he woke me up saying his nose hurt - and I thought all night wondering what would cause his nose to hurt. That was Sunday night. Monday morning.
Monday daughter said dad you are going to the ER or I'm calling 911. He was hurting so much from the night before he said okay. We all had had the most stressful two weeks and I felt so bad for him. We headed to the ER and I said to call his doctor which is right next to the ER - I said he if calls us back we'll go there and if not the ER. The doctor called one block before the ER.
We went to the doctor and this time I went in with him. They questioned and questioned him and I didn't want him telling the doctor it was no big deal. As soon as I told him Rick had heard a swish sound in his head - he told the nurse that he wanted an MRI/MRA STAT!
So off we went to have that done. They said to go home and the doctor would call. Before we got home they called and told us to turn around and go to the ER they would be waiting for us. Got to the ER and as soon as we walked in - they brought him back and admitted him. I have NEVER been though the ER like that. Within an hour we had a room.
He had a CT scan Tuesday am to see if it was new blood or old blood. It was both - on both sides. They wanted it to be old blood meaning it had stopped bleeding. It was a pretty hefty size. It's not a aneurism - but a subdural hematoma - it is between the brain and the covering - not in his brain. A stroke of sorts.
The problem is he's way to young by 20 years or so to have something like this and they have no reason why it happened. Since his last day of taking a baby aspirin was Monday - dah - he has to wait until Monday or Tuesday to have surgery. It'll probably be Tuesday so our son can get home. Hubs is supposed to come home today until the surgery and do absolutely nothing but sit.
Probably more than you want to know. BUT: If you have a bad headache that won't go away or hear a swish sound - go to the ER ASAP. I want to thank you with everything I have for your love and prayers.
I'll keep you updated.