Monday, May 16, 2011


My husband had a second fall, which ended up in the ER. He fell in the kitchen backwards and hit his head on our metal heating unit on the baseboard. This caused a four inch cut on back of head and it took four metal staples to close the cut.

We also noticed he was slurring his words and could not walk right. They ran a blood test, xray and a cat scan to make sure he had no internal injuries. They said everything turned out alright. The only thing his potassium was low.

On May 5th, he had an appointment with a neurologist. He was tested and showed a loss of some memory. The doctor ordered blood work and a MRI . The results of those test showed the blood work was okay but the MRI showed he had suffered a mild stroke. The doctor ordered some medicine for the memory loss.

He is eating better so his balance is okay now. He still struggles with memory but hope the medicine puts that right. He still stays in bed at least 23 hours.

I hope to be back blogging this week, I miss doing it. I appreciate all your comments.

love, Margaret


Patty said...

Dear Margaret, we're so sorry to hear that Wayne fell. Hope everything turns out ok for him and you. Staying in bed 23 hours a day isn't good, his muscles will waste away. Have you thought about sending him to a nursing home for physical therapy for several weeks? I believe Medicare will pay for three weeks, if your doctor approves it. Mom had to do that with Dad, and after a few weeks, he was back walking again. Like I said, hoping and praying everything turns out for the best for the both of you. Love, Patty & Abe
P.S. I haven't been working on my blog like I use to and I don't seem to get around to visit others. I don't know what the problem is, except there are other things that have to be done and it just seems to take me longer to do it.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I am so sorry Margaret, I hope your husband will soon be on the road to recovery, I have missed your weekly posts.
Take care and best wishes to you both.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Bless your heart! Don't wear yourself out! Being a caretaker can take it's toll...

ancient one said...

Sorry to hear that your husband fell and had that stroke. My mom had a light stroke and after about a week of mostly being in bed, she started getting up and coming to the couch. She had to push herself, but she regained all she lost and was able to go back home in about three months. I hope your husband will soon be able to start getting up. I pray for his full recovery.

kavita said...

Sorry to hear about your husband .I hope and pray that he gets well very soon.Holding good thoughts for you and your family .

Anonymous said...

Hi Margaret, So sorry to hear about your husband. You are both in my thoughts and prayers that he will be much better soon. We miss you and love you.

dr.antony said...

Dear margaret,
Sorry to hear about it.By Gods grace,he will be fine.
There is nothing much to worry if there is no bleed.Even the concussion of the fall can make such a problem.It recovers with time.
I will remember you both in my prayers.All healings come from Him.Prayers go up and blessings come down.Love and regards to both of you.

Denise said...

Dear Margaret, I am so sorry. Sending thoughts and prayers and wishing him a speedy recovery, with a big hug to you as I know how worried you must be.

KleinsteMotte said...

Oh dear, Margaret. You have a lot to deal with but getting the fellow to move is kind of urgent for the circulation. My thoughts are with you . Prayers too.

Linda said...

I've been thinking of you and am glad to read your update, even though that's very scary news. I pray that your husband's health will improve day by day. Love and prayers,

Becky and Gary said...

Margaret, I am so sorry I haven't been around to find out what was going on, but I'm glad your hubby is on the mend. My prayers and thoughts continue to go out to you both.
Take care.

Kay said...

Oh no, Margaret... I'm catching up on my blogging right now and just read about your husband. What a terrible fright. I am so sorry. I hope he's able to recuperate quickly. 23 hours in bed is awful.

Anonymous said...

Oh no prayers for you guys!!!

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