Sunday, June 7, 2015

Some bad news

This is a sewing blog. I don't normally post about my life but I don't know how I could not post about this. 

My husband had a stroke on Friday. He woke up at 4 a.m. and said he couldn't feel his arm. Within five minutes I had called 911 and the ambulance was en route. He is currently in the neuroscience intensive care unit at a nearby hospital and is unable to move his left arm and leg. The doctors are flummoxed - healthy, active 37-year-old men with normal blood pressure and cholesterol aren't supposed to have strokes.

My in-laws arrived Friday evening and we have been taking shifts at the hospital. Friends and family are bringing food (more than can fit in the fridge, actually!) and helping with child care. We are fortunate to have good support. 

No one can say what the coming days, weeks or months will bring.  There is no time for sewing now but even in times of crisis I find that my mind flits back to the craft room some times, planning projects or mentally pairing fabrics. The baby needs some pacifier clips and I have all the supplies .. just need 20 minutes! I have a few backlogged blog posts so you'll see those coming up, whether or not I actually make it to the machine.

16 comments:

  1. Oh, Masha, I am so, so sorry to hear about your husband. I can't even imagine how hard that must be. Thinking of you and your family and hoping for a speedy and uncomplicated recovery.

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  2. Sending all my positive thoughts your way <3

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  3. Oh I am so so sorry to read this! Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Hi Masha, I just commented but I'm not sure if it went through or not. Just in case it didn't, I wanted to say that I'm so sorry to hear of this, and your husband will be in my prayers today and in the days ahead!!! May God have mercy and grant him a swift recovery! Hugs from Oregon...!

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  5. I'm so sorry. What a terrifying situation. It is good you have so much help.
    Last fall I also found myself in the ICU sitting at the bedside of my husband thinking it was a horrible bad dream and not somewhere a 40 year old should be. I hope you hear better news soon and get answers.

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  6. Praying for an answer and a speedy recovery. What a stressful time for you and your family - thank God for good friends and family to rally around you all during this time. My heartfelt wishes for strength and peace through this.

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  7. What awful news, Masha. I hope your husband makes a full and speedy recovery and that the doctors can get to the bottom of what caused it. All the best to you and your family. xxx

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  8. There is never a good time for such a thing to happen but I can only think that with your newborn son in the house it must be a particularly bad time. Glad to hear you have such good support to you to help ease the pressure. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  9. Oh no, I am so sorry to hear this! You and your family will be in my prayers. Thank you for letting us know.

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  10. I'm sending positive thoughts to your family and wishes for a good recovery. Take care!

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  11. So sorry to hear! Sending prayers for a speedy recovery your way!

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  12. I am keeping your little family in my thoughts, and hoping that all these positive messages give you strength!

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  13. Oh Masha, I only just read this. I am so sorry. I hope your husband is able to heal and you can find some answers. xxx

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  14. Oh Masha! What a shock!
    Sending wishes for a healthy recovery for your husband. I hope you are all ok xx

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  15. I am so sorry to hear about your husbands stroke! What a shock with him being so young and healthy. Sending prayers and hopes for a good recovery and strength for you as your care for your little ones. I hope you can find moments of grace and relief with all the friends and family there to support you.

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