Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tommy's Stroke

 Tommy In the ICU

 Tired of the Bed

Tommy came into the kitchen while I was getting Gracie ready for the day. He was just standing by the table and motioning with his hand. He couldn't make any sense when he tried to talk. I told Janna he was having a stroke so she called 911. They didn't answer. What??? they called back about 5 minutes later and transferred her to Bonneville county emergency services which is Not our district. She got fed up with the whole thing and called dispatch in Rigby and they sent out the volunteer fire paramedics. While they were accessing him the ambulance arrived. They took him to the ER in Idaho Falls.
Janna and the kids and I followed behind. But we lost them pretty fast. When we got to the hospital they asked about a million questions and then gave him the medication that stops the progress of a stroke and sent him to ICU. He was in ICU for 3 days and spent one day on the 2nd floor and then he was released. 
I can't even put into words the way I felt. It was so confusing because they found a problem with his heart, his dieabetes and they had put him on blood thinners. I couldn't figure out what diet he should be on. 
He was finally able to know the names of all of us. He just called me wife the first couple of days. Gracie was the cute one. We were so glad when his speech came back. He will have to have speech therapy.
Dean came up from Provo to be with his dad and spent the night. I was so glad when he came home. He had a heart monitor on that he had to wear for a month. And he will have to have an angiogram to look inside his heart. 
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful that Tommy came through without serious complications like my sweet mom. It brought back so many memories of my mom's stroke in St. George. God is so good to me and my family.




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