Since my last post on the 26th of April, my wife was discharged from the hospital on the 30th of April, at the ER on the night of May 1st, diagnosed with an infection and low electrolytes, given antibiotics and IV fluids, discharged from there on the 2nd. Back to the ER the 4th due to diarrhea and was admitted to the hospital treated for low electrolytes again and terrible anxiety, was there until the 9th around 4pm. My sister and brother-in-law had brought us home we had supper together then took Dawn back to the ER again that same night about 4 hours after being discharged due to possible stroke and another infection, was admitted again to the hospital for tests, given more IV fluids and antibiotics, then discharged on the 15th. Doctors have taken her off all medications for now because of the possibility that they were causing the symptoms of a stroke.
Dawn is home and doing better although still quite weak and has a hard time managing or even focusing on daily tasks/routine as before. She has gone through so much since the beginning of March and has not been able to heal from all of this.
She had a follow-up appointment this past Friday and blood work was done which showed some of her electrolytes were off again. Her blood pressure has also been a bit high which the doctor said we need to monitor. Today she had a home healthcare visit. We are still quite concerned about the possibility she experienced a TIA [a small stroke] on the 9th of May.
I have not been released to drive yet. There are times that I still feel as if I’m about to fall, things want to spin in my head, near constant headache, and more than a couple of times of almost passing out. The doctor is not sure what is the cause except saying it is possibly stress related. There is another test that has been ordered, an ambulatory EEG, so we are waiting to do that too.
I have applied to a few places for employment but am at a loss of what to do!
The doctor said ‘clerical work’ would be best for now but absolutely no driving. Clerical work is something I don’t have any skill at besides a bit of typing.
Since all of this started, in December ’13, we have not had any job income nor disability income. We are extremely thankful though, for the monetary gifts here and there, some from surprising sources, that have come in time to meet our basic bills. We do have food stamps and medical coverage but nothing else.
As of today though, we have just enough to cover this month’s expenses.
I really don’t know what else to say/do, it is hard to share these things with anyone but I feel I need to do so. To get a better idea of everything read my previous post on the 26th of April.
Anyway, your prayers are definitely coveted!
We are still endeavoring to trust our Lord Jesus Christ and to continue to praise Him in the storm!!