Monday, July 21, 2008

From Bad to Worse

DH was readmitted to the hospital again tonight. The weakness on his left side has progressed so that the left side of his mouth now droops down and he started limping somewhat. They plan to keep him indefinitely until they get to the bottom of the weakness. I am kicking myself for not bringing him to the ER on Saturday when I first saw his lopsided smile, but they had ruled out a stroke on the 12th when he was last in the hospital with an MRI of his brain, so I didn't realize that was even still a possiblity. Apparently there is such a thing as a slow stroke (or something like that) which would present like this. There are a ton of other things they're also considering, so in addition to the new MRI they did of his brain tonight (with contrast this time) they will be running a whole bunch of scary sounding tests tomorrow and the next day.

I'm going to try to go to bed now. I'm trying to take this one day at a time. The kids are at my sister's right now, but I don't know how long that can last, so I'm looking for people to take them for chunks of time tomorrow and the next few days, so feel free to comment if you can help at all.

5 comments:

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Unfortunately I am leaving for CT tomorrow and will be in Boston from Friday to late Sunday.

Drat. I am usually around. If you need anything next week, please let me know.

I am seeing a physician friend on Friday. We will discuss his clinical case as we have it here and see what we can come up with. He is best in the hands of a neurologist and cardiologist at this point.

Domestic Goddess said...

OMG, this is AWFUL! I hope they can figure out what the heck is going on!

Anjali said...

Oh, Rachel. So sorry. I'd give anything to take the kids. If you want to fly them down to Atlanta, let me know!

Ramblings of a crazed SAHM said...

I don't know you, but follow your blog. Unfortunately, I live in Los Angeles, but I will definitely send some prayers that way!

HG said...

Oh sweetie - I'm so sorry to hear this!