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 over-night and till the next evening.  They did a cat scan, EKG, did scans of his carotid artery and seen nothing.  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 details...it took two or three days to get the bleeding stopped.  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 days.  But he is moving his right arm more and more.  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 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.


38 comments:

Tom said...

Rose, thank you for sharing this family news, my prayers with be with you.

Gill - That British Woman said...

Oh Rose, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending healing thoughts......

Michelle said...

My prayers are with you.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I am brand new here.I heard about your blog through Betsy from Joyful Reflections.I am so sorry to hear about the difficulties you and your husband are experiencing.My prayers are with you.

mrsbearfoot said...

Rose, is there anything I can do for you or your family, in addition to prayers? If so, please send me an e-mail. This is such a shock to read this. Prayers for you, too.

Lindy

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Prayers offered and will continue. The peace of the Lord be with you.

Henny Penny said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I will be thinking of you all and pray that he will get well.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh Rose. I am so very sorry! Know that I will be praying for total healing and to be back home very soon!

Sandra said...

My heart aches for you and for Roger and your family. Thanks for the update and i will be praying for him and for all of you.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

No need to respond to this comment. I stopped typing to say a prayer and will keep him in mind and in my prayers until he is well. My Terry has had 3 mini strokes and I know how scary they can be and how worried you are for him now. He will surely recover. My friend was in that hospital and I know he is in good hands.
xx, Carol

CAROLDEE said...

New here also but will put him in my prayers.. GOD be with him in his healing and you also for your strength and support of him at this time.

barbara woods said...

praying for him and you

Linda Gross said...

Hi Rose. Roger, you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

newenglandgardenandthread said...

May he continue on his road to recovery and you find solace and strength as you support him during his recovery. Take care.

Betsy Adams said...

My heart aches for you and Roger, Rose... I heard about Roger through Neal --and have been praying for both of you since I found out... I am glad to get an update though --and glad that he is responding to treatment and is doing some better. Life is so fragile --and we never know from one minute to the next about our lives and futures...

I will continue to keep both of you and the family in my prayers... Please keep me updated when you have time...

God's blessings to you, my Friend.
Love,
Betsy

Joyful Quilter said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Roger. Wish I was there to give you a hug.

Gosia k said...

recover fast. Love from Poland

eileeninmd said...

Hello Rose, I will be keeping you and your hubby in my prayers. Sending get well wishes for Roger.

Vee said...

Mildred sent me here today. I am a firm believer in prayer and will be praying for your husband's complete recovery. How good that he is responding on command!

Heather said...

Hello Rose, I am new here. I came via Mildred's blog. I will keep you and your husband in my prayers.

Theresa said...

I am stopping by from Mildred's blog! I will be praying as you all go thru the healing and rehab! God is good all the time and will be there with you! Sending HUGS and PRAYERS your way!

Melanie said...

I found your blog through Mildred's blog and came here. Roger is in my prayers and you are too for complete recovery. My heart is hurting for you. God will get you through this.

Simply Linda said...

Mildred sent me (a lot of us over) over...keeping you in prayer...I can tell you I know what your going thru, my husband had a series of strokes at age 39...

Lifting you up in prayer.

Karen said...

Rose and Roger, I continue to pray for you, for healing and rest and comfort.

Susan said...

Oh Rose, how scary. Tears are in my eyes. I hope and pray that Roger will be able to recover quickly. It always amazes me how life can change in the blink of an eye. Thinking of you dear friend and your hubby.

Susan

Doris said...

I'm here because of my friend Mildred. What a time this has been for you and your love. I will pray for healing for your hubby, for strength for you.

Patsy said...

Came by to say will pray for you both.

Linda Eller said...

I am here from our mutual friend Mildred, to let you know we are praying for you and Roger and for a full recovery.

Sparky said...

I am also here from mutual friend Mildred. Prayers from me and my husband. May the LORD Jesus Christ bless and protect y'all and there be a full recovery. In Christ. xx
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Lowcarb team member said...

I too am stopping by from Mildred's blog to offer my kind thoughts and prayers.

All the best Jan

Jazzmin said...

Stopping by from dear blogging friend, Mildred's, blog to just give a loving word and say that you and Roger and all your family will be in my thoughts and I will be saying prayers♥ My heart goes out to you and I pray that God holds Roger in His arms to heal him and comfort you all in such a difficult time. Continued prayers.

Many blessings,
Jazzmin

Mari said...

I'm here from Mildred's blog. I'll be praying for Roger, and you too.

CDH said...

Oh my Rose!
Cameron was in the hospital for 8 days in May. A horse wreck. Had the ride on the helicopter too!
Gosh, we are sending loving, healing vibes your way!
Hugs, hugs, hugs to you and Roger. 💗

Tamago said...

I came from Mildred's blog. I'm so sorry to read about your husband Roger...sending prayers for his recovery. xo

Far Side of Fifty said...

Mildred sent me over too! Prayers and good thoughts from Minnesota! :)

Phyllis Oller said...

I am here via Mildred`s blog,standing by you with prayers for you both,phyllis

Sandra said...

I wanted you to know I am still praying for Roger and for you. hugs and wish I could help, but know that I do care

pattisjarrett said...

How quickly, indeed. Sorry I'm late seeing this.

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