Doctor’s office: All our records are electronic now just fill out these 12 forms.
About 3:00 AM I awoke and found that Sue was in the bathroom so I rolled over and went back to sleep. At 4:44 AM, I again woke up and the light was still on and no Sue…I went to check. She was not asleep but sitting and she did not understand nor recognize me…terror!
I thought perhaps she was asleep so I brought her to bed and she laid back but within a few minutes of the lights going off, she was having convulsions.
Did You Know? A convulsion is a medical condition where body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body. Because epileptic seizures typically include convulsions, the term convulsion is sometimes used as a synonym for seizure.
So, I called 911 at 4:50AM since she would not respond and I was off to the ER by 5:00 AM. They did the standard blood panel plus a CT Scan and indeed it was another surprise UTI combined with a “seizure”…more to follow. One of the doctors was worried about a TIA or Mini-Stroke.
Did You Know?A ministroke is also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA). It occurs when part of the brain experiences a temporary lack of blood flow. This causes stroke-like symptoms that resolve within 24 hours.
Unlike a stroke, a ministroke on its own doesn’t cause permanent disabilities. Since ministroke symptoms and stroke symptoms are nearly identical, you should seek immediate emergency attention if you experience any symptoms.
Knowing the signs of a ministroke can help you get the treatment you need as early as possible. Around 1 in 3 people who experience a ministroke later experience a stroke, so early treatment is essential.
The rest of the day was in/out of the hospital, getting clothes for Sue, and talking to friends…now we have two of the gang in the hospital!
Irene and Robin visited today and gave me a chance to take a shower and eat something.
It’s 9:00 PM and time to crash…its been a long day! She was recognizing me but was very quiet saying very little and was uncomfortable.
Why do thing like this happen to nice caring people? It’s not fair!