Saturday, September 26

Hubby in Hospital

Today, hubby went to pick up the boys around noon. Brandon was going to cut the lawn and Jordan was to pick up all of the stones around the yard and driveway. Brandon was about half finished mowing the lawn when hubby came in and told me he didn't feel so good. He wondered if he was having an anxiety attack and took an ativan. He then went back outside to supervise the lawn mowing.

In a few minutes I looked out and there he was at the foot of the stairs leading up the terrace. All of a sudden he started flailing his arms and his entire body began to shake. He took two steps to the left and collapsed on the lawn.

I started out the door and then hurried back for the phone and as I walked towards him, I called 911. So, to make a long story short, he was taken to hospital where they gave him a catscan. He suffered a mini stroke. They are keeping him for a day or two for observation.

Brandon did a great job of talking to the 911 operator while I attended hubby. Neighbours came from all directions. Soon he had a pillow, blanket and had stopped shaking. Jordan was terrified. He thought for sure Grandpa was dying and asked me when they put him into the ambulance if he was alive. Jordan was pale as a ghost. Brandon coped real well.

I will keep you updated on hubby's status. The boys insisted they come and stay the night because I've been under the weather and shouldn't be left alone. LOL Great guys, those boys.


  1. Mary, I just saw this on Facebook. I'm so sorry you had to go through this, and that the boys did too. I'll be praying for you both. What great boys they are to stay with you. They're showing their love!

  2. I am so sorry...has this happened before? I'm sure he will be fine but what a scare you must have gotten and your poor and prayers to your family and you for your husband's speedy recovery.


  3. So sorry to hear about this. Praying for a speedy recovery and no recurrence in the future. Do take care of yourself too.

  4. Mary!!!!!!!! I will pray and pray!!!!! Please let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do..........

    Love you!!!!!!!

  5. Mary, I said this on your wall and I will say it again. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Please keep us all updated.

    God bless you and yours. I am sure glad the boys are staying with you.


  6. Mary, I saw this on facebook also... thought you'd tell more on the blog. I'm so sorry this happened to your husband. I'm sure it scared all of you. I'm praying they will know just what to do to keep this from happening again. My mom has had a couple of mini strokes and she is on blood thinners. She still lives alone and looks after herself for the most part. She hasn't fallen.. just confused talking ... and always got quick attention. You did all the right things. I'm so glad you have the boys to help. Our prayers are with you!

  7. yikes, howold are the boys. sounds like a very frightening experience.

  8. Prayers from me as well, Mary, for a speedy recovery for your husband. And for you too.

  9. This was a shocking post. It is wonderful that he is doing well and that you have some great pillars of strength in your grandsons. My prayers are with you all.

  10. {{{{MARY & Boys...and Dwight}}}

    How scary.
    I do hope and pray that all is well in just a short while!!! This can be so traumatic for everyone involved. He is in good hands now, with the medical attention needed. Make sure when he arrives home that he doesn't do anything strenuous and take things easy.

    ALL of you!!!

    You're in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. oh how scare for all of you. I can say pray for your family.
    but you most be very proud of your grandson handling him self in such a stressful moment.

    Coffee is on.

  12. OH my Dear Mary. You are in my prayers. I pray for your husband to have a full recovery and you feel better soon. I am so glad the boys were with you. What sweeties they were to stay with you....hugs and love...Mary

  13. I did not know you are on facebook please add me as a friend...m.

  14. Keeping you all in my prayers...and so glad that hubby is doing better.

    Will be watching for your updates....lots of love and hugs.


  15. Mary-sending prayers your way for you and your husband. I'm glad you've got the boys.

  16. Dearest Mary, you know I'm praying and thinking of all of you!!! As I said in my email, if there's anything I can do for you, just let me know! You take care of yourself as well. Lots of love and hugs are sent your way. xoxo

  17. Mary,

    What a scarry occurance for all of you. Your grandson's seemed to have done very well and it is very touching how they want to be supportive of you.

    I trust your husband will be home soon and fully recovered from this mild stoke. I hope there is a protocol he can follow to help prevent further attacks.

    My thoughts and best wishes are with you all.

  18. I'm just now getting this news on Monday evening. Sorry to hear about your hubby's illness, and I hope by now that he's at home and recovering well. I'll be watching Facebook and my Bloglines for updates on his condition.

    Love and prayers going up for y'all.



  19. Mary, I am so sorry. I pray that he is doing well. I'm glad you had the boys with you when it happened.

  20. Goodness Mary....I am glad the boys were there. I am sorry that ya'll are having to go through this....I pray you feel the Lord is near.
    Wondering how your man is doing. I pray there will be no lingering symptoms of the stroke.

  21. I just read the last two posts. I'm so sorry to hear about Dwight but glad it wasn't worse than it is. Glad he was home when it happened.
    Mama Bear