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Fate?...Joy?...BOTH !

Saturday, June 01, 2013

My DH is home from the hospital today.

just over a week ago, we rushed to the ER; didn't even wait for an ambulance. Originally i planned to get her to the 'better' hospital in town, but it was 2 miles farther; so we went to the good, but older, hosp.

I didn't recognize the symptoms as meningitis til after the er staff moved her into a 'private' sealed room, and the 2nd doc came in and asked her about any neck pain. I was shocked and terrified, since i barely lived thru the Big M myself 30 years ago.

At that point, she didn't know where she was or who i was. After a scan and a test, they got her into the icu and they suggested i go home. I informed them i'd be staying and that we'd been together 20 years. They welcomed me into the isolation room, told me they were glad i planned to stay the night, and helped us thru the ordeal.

She recovered so quickly, just a week from the onset, that the drs are thrilled.

She'll have a long recovery, which we'll spend together. We discussed my past experience, and we had a talk about how it was Meant2B; that i was pretty much a useless person and didn't even want to continue to exist then, for a long period of time... but that if i'd ended it thru passively letting go during that infection, that we'd never have met. And, we were Definitly Meant2meet!

I want to thank everyone who's helped us thru this; and now i get to rest a little with DearHeart, and start sending prayers out for everyone who was so gracious and loving and supportive!

Many local irl people prayed for my DH even when they don't 'agree with' our relationship, and even tho they recognized that we don't share specific ideas of faith with them!

ps the day after my DH went into the icu, one of our dearest friends was on the fone with her when that friend's relative at her home had a stroke!... so she's in the icu at the 'better' hospital. Please Pray for Her recovery, too!
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  • DEBSZOO74
    What a scary time for both of you! I'm so glad your DH is home and hope she continues to recover well.
    2821 days ago
  • PARASELENIC
    Holy Schnikees!

    I'm glad that she is out of the woods. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
    2824 days ago
  • SMOKY_TEA
    Wow! That was harrowing to read! I do so hope that a full recovery happens quickly--and also with your neighbor!
    2829 days ago
  • ANGELCITYGAL
    Whoa! What a powerful story. Very glad your DH is improving. And thank you for sharing this story of hope.
    2829 days ago
  • AMARILYNH
    Lizzie, so sorry you are going thru such a stressful but so happy you can see the joy in the situation!! Sending hugs and prayers to/for you both!! emoticon
    2830 days ago
  • FITNHEALTHYKAL
    Whoohooey; your DH is home with you and your fur babies and all is well in the world. Her recovery will be SOOOOOO much easier and smoother and just all around better at home with you. Please tell her we're all sending good thoughts, hugs and fairydust wishes from Azure and all around spark and the BLC! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2830 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13367794
    Hey Lizzie! I'm so glad to hear your DH is making such a fast and strong recovery! It is pretty amazing (and wonderful!) that you had your own experience with meningitis and were able to act so quickly when you recognized that something was wrong. emoticon See you on Azure Island again soon! emoticon
    2830 days ago
  • NHES220
    So glad she is doing better and that you were there with her! Praying for your friend's recovery.

    2830 days ago
  • PATRICIAAK
    Glad she is doing better.
    2830 days ago
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