Good Day Everyone,
I thought I would pop in and do a post. I know it's been a good while and since Summer is coming to a close and School is about to start back, I thought I might try and get back in the swing of things again. I hope everyone has had a great Summer and got to enjoy time with Family and Friends. We haven't done much around here because my DH doesn't have any vacation time in yet. The girls have gone to several Vacation Bible Schools in the area and this week they are going to the VBS at our Church. Tonight is the last night for it and they will have their commencement.
It has been rather hot around here lately. We have been under "Heat Advisory's" several times in the last few weeks. Just the temperature got up to 102 degrees a couple of days and with the heat index, it was like 110 degrees. Just very miserable around here. We are suppose to be getting some relief by Friday they say. We are to get some rain tomorrow and then on Friday the high's will be in the 80's. That will sure be nice for a change. I am so ready for some much cooler weather.
I would like for yall to know that my DH had a stroke last week. He was out on the road when it happened. "THANK GOD" he was with his Uncle when it happened. It happened sometime either late Sunday night or early Monday morning. I had called him that Monday morning around 5:00a.m. and his speech was so slurred and it was all I could do to really understand him. His right arm was numb, but he was still able to drive. His Uncle wanted to take him to the Emergency Room in North Las Vegas, but my DH is very hard headed and wanted to hurry and get home so I could take him to the Emergency Room. They got home last Wednesday morning around 3:00a.m. and he took a shower and I took him to the Emergency Room. They did a CAT Scan on him and it showed up he had had a stroke. They admitted him and put him in ICU. A Neurologist came in to see him and he ordered a series of tests on my DH. They did a MRI and it came up good. They did another test where they sedated him and put a tube down his throat and checked his heart and it came up good. They did another test, MRA, and it showed up that he had had several mini strokes over a period of time. The Neurologist said there was like 9 or 10 mini strokes. Out of those 9 or 10, 2 of the mini strokes were severe. They kept him in ICU until Thursday afternoon and he was put into a Private Room. This past Saturday, they did another CAT Scan and did a EEG (Brain Wave Test). Both of those came up good as well. They started him on Cummadin (don't know if I spelled that right or not), and also, Zocor. He finally got to come home yesterday afternoon. I was so glad because nothing is better than your own bed to sleep in. Anyway, he has to be off of work for at least 2 weeks and maybe longer. I have to take him to have his blood checked again next Tuesday and then the following Tuesday, he has to go see the Neurologist for a follow-up. We may have to go to Little Rock because the Neurologist said something about having a stint put in so he wouldn't have to take Cummadin the rest of his life. I am hoping and praying that it can be done in Memphis because that would be so much closer to us. Either way, both the Cummadin and the Stint has pro's and con's. We will just have to weigh the pro's against the con's on both sides. He has had to quit smoking as well. He wanted me to quit smoking with him and so I decided I would. It has been hard, but so far so good. He hasn't smoked now in a week and my week will be tomorrow. It is really hard when I am having coffee because I was used to drinking coffee and smoking. Nothing better than a good cup of coffee and have a cigarrett in another hand. It is going to difficult, but I know with GOD'S help, we can do it. This Stroke has really scared my DH and he is determined to do it. While he was in the hospital, he had to walk up and down the halls for therapy. So, yesterday afternoon late, we walked around the block here where we live at. We are going to keep doing that as well. So, if you have a moment to spare when you are saying your prayers, I would like for you to pray for my DH and our Family as we go thru this difficult time. "THANK YOU" so much in advance.
Our girls will be starting back to School here on the 18th of this month. My Parents have taken our oldest daughter today to get a booster shot that she is suppose to get before going in the 7th grade. I think they are getting the girls School supplies as well. Since my DH isn't able to work, we have no income coming in now. I do have everything paid up for this month tho, and hopefully, he will be able to go back to work before everything comes due again next month. Our youngest daughter's birthday is this month as well and we were planning on having her party at Chuck E. Cheese's. That is where she was wanting to have it. But since this has happened, it will have to be here at home and we have talked to her about it and explained everything to her. She will be 10 years old and she seems to be okay with it.
Well, guess I'll go for now. I am in the process of fixing some lunch for my DH. He got used to having 3 meals a day in the hospital, so now I have to fix 3 meals a day here. I just have to watch what he eats since he is on Cummadin and taking meds for his Cholesterol as well. He's not on any real special diet, he just has to be careful what he eats and how much. Take care everyone and I'll try to get around later today or tomorrow and start visiting again. May God Bless You and Yours.
Love & Hugs,