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09-23-13 09:10 AM - Post#4079594    

How I'd Brit and Miah's dad doing. I can't stop thinking of him and praying that he is OK. It brings me back to the struggles with Greg's dad.

 
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09-23-13 11:24 AM - Post#4079622    
    In response to carpe scrapum

I've been thinking about you all too. I hope you're catching up on your sleep at the moment though!

 
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09-23-13 03:42 PM - Post#4079652    
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Thanks Viv & Rosey! No naps for me today - baby J kept me on my toes

Can't remember what all I posted previously & not enough time to go back & look right now. Might as well give a brief recap so people who didn't know understand.

Tim (my ex) and his gf were down visiting Britt's family for the weekend. They had a fun Friday night and Saturday. That night, he and his gf went back to their hotel and within an hour the gf called Britt saying he'd fallen & was numb on the left side. Javier said call 911! Gf told Britt he didn't want to. Britt rushed to the hotel & immediately called 911. Ambulance ride to one hospital, CT scan & then a transfer to another (better) hospital. They confirmed it was a stroke & that he had a blood clot on his brain. Britt explained that family lived out of state & the dr. said I'd get them here as soon as you can

I got to go up and see him with Britt and Jeremiah last evening and that was nice. They had already put a drain in his skull yesterday and added one to the other side today. Fluid is slow to drain, so they may add blood thinner, but that has plenty of risks of its own. He is in critical condition, has a breathing tube and is in a deep drug-induced coma. When they do let off the sedation (only a tiny bit due to his BP spiking) he is able to move his right leg / wiggle toes, squeeze a hand, etc (right side only)

Britt did not get there in time to hear the dr's report this morning, but apparently he told the family Tim would be paralyzed on the left side. Britt told her aunt "We don't have to accept that!" Obviously everyone is having a difficult time digesting all of this and dealing with the emotions... but his family is not of faith and his sisters are quite dramatic basket cases. Britt declared his room a positive zone and asked them to keep their crying and negative comments in the waiting room

I guess Tim's dad asked if he could be transferred to a hospital closer to (their/his) home and the dr. said no way, that he'd most likely be here a month or more. His dad and one sister went home late this morning and my Jeremiah just headed out about an hour ago. I can't imagine how hard it must be to say goodbye.... but he has school - and will come back down this weekend.

 
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09-23-13 03:57 PM - Post#4079658    
    In response to gingersfavorite

Oh my. How far is the hospital from where they live?

 
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09-23-13 03:59 PM - Post#4079662    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Good for Britt for taking charge a bit and trying to keep everyone positive. She's a strong girl even though this must be so hard for her.

 
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09-23-13 04:00 PM - Post#4079664    
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From Britt's house, it's about 20/minutes.

For his parents and sisters, six hours.

For Jeremiah it's eight

 
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09-23-13 04:25 PM - Post#4079670    
    In response to gingersfavorite

I meant how long would it take for the gf to visit him if she goes home. Which presumably she must, if he can't be moved for at least a month.

Yes, Britt has grown up into a fine responsible lass. Good work mama!

 
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09-23-13 05:36 PM - Post#4079674    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Oh sorry Rosey - it's also six hours for them - same as his family & myself.

 
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09-23-13 06:52 PM - Post#4079678    
    In response to gingersfavorite

It's too bad they didn't call right away. Not sure it would've made a big difference but I just can't wrap my head around NOT calling. KWIM? Hopefully he will have a good recovery.

 
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09-23-13 07:50 PM - Post#4079684    
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I am so sorry!! Kudos to Britt for standing firm!

 
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09-23-13 09:01 PM - Post#4079686    
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Thank you ladies!

I was just texting with Britt and told her I was so proud of her and the work she is doing for him! But also told her she needs to break down - let your emotions go (she hasn't yet) and she replied "oh mom, I need that!"





 
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09-24-13 12:37 AM - Post#4079692    
    In response to gingersfavorite

I am so sorry to hear that! You have a great daughter tough, she is doing a good job!

 
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09-24-13 06:07 AM - Post#4079698    
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Oh Steph, this breaks my heart. I'm stil praying for Tim to be ok. I'm so sorry this happened.

 
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09-24-13 10:28 AM - Post#4079764    
    In response to carpe scrapum

I must have missed the thread for this! Hopefully everything is going well, and he will recover soon!!

Kudos to Britt for taking charge!!

 
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09-24-13 11:03 AM - Post#4079776    
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Yeah, sorry Virginia, I started talking about it in the weekend thread -

Britt stayed w/her dad last night, and came home this morning. She and baby J are napping now

Fluid (blood) is draining slowly, from the new shunt they put in yesterday. Another CT scan this morning, showed no new blood and no more swelling. They've added a blood thinner, in hopes it will drain more quickly. He did open his eyes (or just one?) on his own for the first time today. Will remain heavily sedated for quite some time.

 
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09-24-13 01:10 PM - Post#4079810    
    In response to gingersfavorite

Sounds like a good update. I hope he continues to improve.

 
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09-24-13 02:58 PM - Post#4079826    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Sorry to hear about your children's father, wishing him the best recovery.

 
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09-26-13 11:29 AM - Post#4080140    
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He's now got a fever. This mornings CT scan showed swelling in the brain. X-ray shows staff in his lungs. :'(

 
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09-26-13 11:33 AM - Post#4080144    
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09-26-13 01:27 PM - Post#4080150    
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I'm sorry Steph. Still praying.

 
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