Thursday, February 9, 2012

In the Blink of An Eye

Last Saturday was much like any day for me.  I met a good friend I had not seen for some time for lunch and had a nice visit.  Afterwards I went home to work on a baby quilt I am doing and fix supper for Vincent when he arrived home later that day. Lasagna was the food of choice.  We had a quiet dinner enjoying each others company.  He excused himself and promised to return shortly. 

 

When he did arrive back he was complaining of being a bit dizzy and seeing double.  He works long hours and so I thought he was just tired.  He sat next to me and laid his head back.  It did not take long before he was asleep.  I missed his company but I let him sleep.  When I got up to go to bed I attempted to wake him to join me.  He would not respond.  I soon realized that he was not going to wake.  I quickly called 911 who arrived shortly afterwards.  They too were unable to rouse him.  After vitals were taken and such they decided to transport him to the hospital. 

 

To make a long story short, Vincent suffered a mild stroke.  We have spent the last four and a half days in the hospital, running multiple blood tests along with MRIs, MRAs, CTs and countless other anagrams.  He was discharged yesterday to come home.  Luckily he only had a small blockage that seems to have released itself.  He is on the usual medicine to help to prevent further episodes .  His vision is a bit messed up but we have an appointment with a nuero optometrist who should be able to help that. 

 

It is amazing how your life can change in the blink of an eye.  I find myself with all sorts of questions swimming around in my head.  I want so to talk my frustrations and worries over with my best friend yet I am unable to.  He is not who he used to be, at least not for now.  Plus the added drama and worry is not something he needs to feel he has to handle.  Keep us in your thoughts.  I am not sure what this journey has in store for us but I know that we will see it through…My giveaway is still a go, just understand if I am not as punctual as before.  Much love and hold precious those cherished moments.

16 comments:

Danni said...

That is so scary, I can't even imagine how worried you must have been! I can understand the continued questions and concerns, I would have them as well. I'll keep you both in my thoughts and light a candle for you.

audrey said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. I will certainly keep Vincent (and you) in my prayers. Thank God it was only a small stroke. I feel sure Vincent will be ok and all will return to normal soon.
Sending love, hugs, and good thoughts to you during this uneasy time.
♥ audrey

Linda in New Mexico said...

I've started this several different ways and I still don't know what to say. I am so sorry. I will of course light a healing candle for Vincent and strength for you.
I am here for you, of course, if you think of anything else you would like me to do. Linda

AkasaWolfSong said...

Dearest Janie...I will be sending up prayers on the smoke for you and Vincent...I will pray for you Highest Good to be in order.
Please know my thoughts and energies will be with you both as you meet the days ahead. I send much healing your way!!!

Do not worry about your give-a-way...your most important thing is Vincent right now and you too of course! We will all be here when you can find the right time.

If you need to talk I am here for you okay? I know you need to talk with Vincent and I'm not attempting to take his place but sometimes it is equally important to just have a listening ear to hear you...I can be that. You mean the world to me in the short time we've blogged together so...

Take great care, I send you much love and strength Dear Woman/Sister/Friend!!!
xoxoxo

mxtodis123 said...

Know that my thoughts are with you. Prayers and positive energy coming your way. If you need to talk, you have my email. Know that I am here for you.
Love, Mary

Teresa said...

Such a hard path to walk for both of you. I'm sure you both want to be strong for each other. We will definitely send healing energy.

Wizardess said...

Oh my gosh...blessings, blessings, blessings. I'll be thinking of you, and light a candle for Vincent. Please update whenever you can.

the wild magnolia said...

Even as I am an blog acquaintance, I am moved by this unwelcome interloper in your husband's life, and yours.

You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you find your way.

I will be lighting candles.

Tournesol said...

Oh my, such a scary thing to have happen. I hope all is well and best wishes for you and your family. You're right, everything can change in the blink of an eye.

Jeanne said...

Such a scary time! Sending many blessings and healing energy your way! And will be keeping you and Vincent in my thoughts and prayers!

Bogaman said...

Just checked your blog. I'll keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers. Everythings going to be all right. X.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I will most definitely keep you both in my thoughts. Sending many healing wishes for Vincent. I am so sorry to hear of this. Every word you say is true - every little moment matters and to make the most of them with those you love.

julie said...

Hi there...you don't know me but I am sister/friends with Akasa and read about your love, and his stroke, on her blog...Want you to know I am lighting a candle with healing thoughts for you both...xo

Yart said...

I am so sorry I missed this post. I to have been dealing with almost the same thing with my uncle. I will keep you and Vincent in my prayers for a speedy recovery!

Crystalrainbow said...

Thoughts love and wishes to you both x x x

Bella Foxglove said...

I am a bit late to the game but I am so sorry to hear of this! I hope things are better and I send healing and love to you both!