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09/11/2010 12:16 AM

Hubby scared me yesterday morning.

Nitalynn
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This is kind of long but I am telling it as best as I can remember it.

I had a medical appointment yesterday to meet with my new PCP. The night before I decided to use a program I had run across that was sort of a doctor's visit form where I could put in symptoms, medications and such. I was up pretty late the night before working on that. He went to bed at a reasonable time and I had cause to go in the bedroom once and he seemed to be sleeping ok and when I did go to bed he seemed to be asleep. I had to be on base at 7AM for the medical appointment. We live about 45 minutes away so we had to leave by 6 or shortly after. We got up at about 5:15 and he turned on the coffee and tea pots and then went on in to do his blood sugar while I got dressed. I don't know if he got himself something to eat but when I came out he was back in the kitchen with a cup of tea for me and said he was going to take a quick shower. I drank my tea while I went through my email and then went back to the kitchen to fix my second cup in a to go cup and then he came out and fixed himself a cup of coffee to go and we got on the road.

On the way down we chatted back and forth and I had to ask him to speak up several times because I couldn't understand what he was saying. Once we got to the clinic he asked if I wanted him to come back with me or wait in the lobby. I said it was up to him. If he wanted to stay in the lobby with the T.V. or a magazine that was find but if he wanted to come back with me while I waited to talk to the Dr. that was fine also. He decided to come back with me. While we were waiting we talked but again I had to ask him what he was saying. His words would kind of trail off and I had problems understanding him at times. There was some sort of equipment noise somewhere I could not make out. It sounded almost like it was in the wall but there was a couple of things sitting by the wall that I guess could have been making the fan like noise or I guess it could have been in the wall or the next room. It wasn't terribly loud but did make it even harder to understand him. I have to admit that by that time I was getting aggravated. The doctor came pretty soon though and then I started to talk to him. After we left there we had to go to the pharmacy in the same building but there he picked up a magazine and started to look at it so I did too. After I got my meds we were going to go to the lab because they wanted blood and urine but they were standing room only and he had something he wanted to do off base nearby so we decided to go ahead and do that and then come back. When we went to leave he got out on the wrong road and I had to tell him how to get back to the road that he wanted to be on but he really hasn't spent that much time on base there and I had been stationed there (about 30 years ago!). We got where we wanted to go and got back ok. He wanted to leave me at the lab and go talk to someone upstairs about his glasses so I told him to go on and I would wait there if I finished before he got back. As it worked out I was just finishing up when he came back although it had probably been about an hour and a half wait. We left and as we were walking along I noticed he seemed a little bit unsteady. I made a comment about it and he said something about not feeling very well. I ask him if he wanted me to drive home and he seemed to hesitate a second but in the end he decided he was going to drive. I tried to talk him into letting me drive but it seemed the more I said the more determined he got so I dropped it.

We got out on the road and out of town and then it really got bad. There was very little traffic on the road but he was definitely not maintaining his lane properly. He started talking or rather mumbling and I started trying to talk to him about letting me drive again. Finally he agreed but then every time I would try to point out a place to pull over he would get confused or say it would be to dangerous. Again I was having problems understanding him. Finally we got to a gas station and we pulled over and he got out and we changed over. Almost as soon we got back out on the road he was nodding off. I was listening carefully to his breathing but it seemed ok. By this time we were about half way between the hospital and home and I decided to keep going because there is a hospital close to home also. I was considering trying to go right on to the hospital but just about the time we got to our little town he seemed to wake back up again and I mentioned going on to see the doctor but he insisted we go on home that he was “just tired”. It was only 11AM though! I did ask him what his blood sugar was that morning but he said it was 102 which is about normal for him. When we got home he went in the bedroom and lay back down again and I did the same because I did not want him to be alone. I drifted off to sleep at some point and when I woke up he was back up and in his office working on the computer. Then he seemed fine for the rest of the day. Unless it was low blood sugar I don't know what happened. The thing is that since last November when he had shingles that got into his spine he has been just a little unsteady on his feet. I ask him if he had a headache or anything like that and he said no.

I don't scare real easily but the way he was driving and talking I was scared for us and anyone else we happen to meet on the road. I wish he'd let my son and I do some of the driving for a while but he is so stubborn and will not go along with it. I really don't know what to think or do.

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09/11/2010 12:38 AM
raynedae
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Nitalynn, you should get him to his doctor or call first thing in the morning. That sounds like maybe he's having mini-strokes.

I'll keep him in my prayers also.

hugs,


09/11/2010 01:00 AM
faerie
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Nitalynn, I totally agree with Rayne. Please please get him checked out. He may need to go onto blood thinners. Don't let him talk you out of it! It may be nothing, - but if there is a problem you can catch it early! PLEASE hon, I know what I am talking about! Let us know.

Hugs Faerie


09/11/2010 05:26 AM
KimmyLyn

Absolutely sounds like TIA's, (mini-strokes) and that is not something to put off, I know he doesnt want to go, but I know you also dont want him to have a full blown stroke either. Make an appointment and tell him you want him to go if for nothing else your peace of mind because you love him. I will also be praying.

Hugs, Kim


09/11/2010 08:26 AM
Auntie3285
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{{{Nitalynn}}} and Hubby ~~~

I agree with others above ~~~ Your hubby should be checked out ASAP as something IS going on and the sooner he is checked out, the better.

I will keep you both in prayers ~~~

Please keep us up-dated on how he is doing !!!

Marilyn


09/11/2010 08:41 AM
Clarita
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Nitalynn, Agree with all the above posters. Ensure your hubby is checked out by doctors/specialists as soon as possible please.

Keeping you as well as your hubby in my prayers.

Massive gentle hugs, love Clarita

(i) Angels take excellent care of You as well as hubby right now(i) may it be so!


09/11/2010 09:00 AM
broken
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low blood sugar can causes problems but with a sugar at 102 I dont believe it to be the problem..

at any rate I thought mini stroke as well and not to scare you it could be many things,it could have just been his sugar wasnt read right..but with mummbling words and lack of cordination you must make him get checked...

again it could be something simple but I would go on the side of caution.. please let us know, you both are in my prayers


09/11/2010 09:10 AM
mem6244

I totally agree with everyone else who has commented here today. I know how stubborn men can be about going to the doctor too but maybe if you just ask him to do it for you to help ease YOUR fears, he will be more willing to do it. Good luck to both of youSmile

Hugs, Jubilee


09/12/2010 04:40 PM
faieriemama
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Nitalynn honey sorry you had to go through something so scary, doesn't sound like low blood sugar my hubby is a Type 2 diabetic and even when his blood sugar dropped to 60 one time he didn't act that way. So, yeah I agree with everyone plz convince him to go have himself checked out, it could be something very serious. Praying for both of you.

MoonTreePraying 1


09/12/2010 05:16 PM
Nitalynn
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Getting him to go to the Dr. is a no go. According to him he was "just tired" and is fine now.

On top of everything else my stepson, his son by a previous marriage got into a very bad accident yesterday so he wasn't willing to even continue the discussion. In the end Michael (the stepson) is going to be ok. He had some broken ribs, bad cuts and bruises but they actually let him go home last night.

I am watching him closely but for all the world he sees fine now.

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