Yesterday, I visited hell. I spent 12 hours in an ICU watching helplessly as my loving husband went through seizures that only became worse as the day went on, from the first one witnessed by a group of neurosurgeons to several that included the whole body. If you have never seen one of these awful fits, then you cannot imagine what it's like when this nightmarish thing happens to someone you love. The more the fits continued, the less alert and communicative Keith became. When his son and I left about midnight, he was unconscious from the drugs.
Today, I prayed at the chapel at the hospital and talked with the chaplain for a few minutes when he offered up a prayer as well. I found Keith still zonked out and having occasional seizures. The ICU nurse got authorization to give more medication, and it seemed to scotch the second fit that I saw. Hr's now on two or three medications.
Keith is "in there," though. He was able to say "uh huh, uh huh" when I held his hand and told him I was with him. I got a response from him later in the day, too. The ICU nurse got him to grip his hand, and so did I. Though it took more effort on the left side, when he finally squeezed, it was good and firm.
Your prayers and encouraging comments are so uplifting that I did want to tell you that I spoke with a neurosurgeon today who says that Keith will get well. You cannot imagine how much I hope that both he and all of you are right. I have had very little sleep, so I'll have some soup and hopefully, go to sleep. Thank you again.
Judy..I know what you are going thru..I have seen many seizures in my life as an EMT and I know of which you speak...Be assured though, that We are praying for you and Keith..I know you two will come through this and be stronger. God Bless. I have not forgot about his brother either.
Still praying for a complete recovery and return to normalcy for both Keith & yourself. It's these times when you come to realize who your friends are. When push comes to shove, the CruiseMate family of cruising fanatics always steps up to the bat for you.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with you, Judy, and with your loving dh. Let him know that he's in the hearts and minds of many caring CM buddies. Hold your head high...it helps to keep your chin up as well God bless you.
Hello, All of the prayers are going up, Please know that your friends here at CM are always praying for anyone that needs it. And you and Keith are def. in need right now, but we have plenty to give and will not run out!!! Please let him know we are praying for him.