Another ER Visit
Marc had a series of seizures last night. Apparently, there was some random pressure on his brain (unknown why) that pushed his brain to the right. It caused an onslaught of seizures. Started with him not talking to me for two minutes, just staring or being incredibly slow to respond. Before he had a full seizure I had called the ambulance, thank goodness!
He had a full one before they walked in the door, he had one three in the ambulance and one in the ER. They had to air transport him from Sutter Delta Medical Center to Stanford Hospital. He was stable but since getting to Stanford has suffered another seizure.
They had him heavily sedated but took him off so they could see if he’d be okay with the increased dose of seizure meds. He also ended up getting aspiration pneumonia.
I have been here three hours and only talked to a doctor once. But I know his room and have heard them call for trauma support twice. No coded calls, though, thank goodness.
I am broke, hungry and angry. Thankfully, two of my friends added some money to my Starbucks card so I can grab a sandwich and coffee but I cannot do that until I see him.
They think they’ll have to go into his skull and relieve the pressure but they are waiting until they have a conference call with all his MDs at 10 a.m. PT and make their determination on how far to proceed. At this point, I don’t really feel like I have a choice but to let them do what they think they need to in order to save his life.
I keep hoping that every hospital visit ends up being his last because he walks out completely cured but I’ve been feeding myself that same line for over a year now. I am emotionally tired. I feel like I have absolutely nothing left and it makes me angry because he deserves someone who can continue to be strong for him but I feel so weak right now. And so alone.
- Another Day, Another Visit to the ER (caregiving.com)
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- Robert’s Turn in the Hospital (caregiving.com)
- Endurance (caregiving.com)
- Doctors’ Appointments, Hospital Stays: What’s Your Record? (caregiving.com)
- Slices of Life (caregiving.com)
- Grandma’s Rules (caregiving.com)
- Am I Ready For This? (caregiving.com)