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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Weekend report

We had quite a weekend, filled with fun things and some not fun at all things.  I'm going to save the fun things for tomorrows post, and will share the not so good things now.

Isn't it such a blessing and a sense of peace to know that God is in control and He is taking care of us? We had Alaina and Ruby overnight and were at the restaurant, enjoying supper with them when Bob's cell phone rang. It was our son-in-law Andrew.  He was calling to let us know that Heather had passed out at work, hit her head and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.  At that time they hadn't determined why she passed out, and were keeping her to monitor her for head injury.
Later in the evening, we were updated that she was in the ICU.  When she passed out, she apparently hit her head hard enough to fracture her skull.  She also had some bleeding on the brain.
When I went to the hospital the next day, they said things were looking good.  She is a type 1 diabetic and they think she passed out because of a low blood sugar.  The bleeding appeared to have stopped and if a second CT scan looked ok, she would be moving to a regular floor.
She has a terrible headache, nausea and vomiting, but is thinking much more clearly, and passed the cognition tests they gave her.
We are so thankful that this happened in a place where she was immediately observed and care given.  She's in a good hospital and Andrew is at her side, watching over her too.
I so appreciate those of you who heard about this and have been praying.  Please continue to pray that the bleeding resolves, and that her headache and nausea improve.

In other weekend news, our crazy weather continues.  In the light of head injuries, it really isn't important!  However, we have been having lots of wind, rain and lots of freezing rain is expected.  They are predicting power outages, so I'm getting this post ready on Saturday evening, in case I can't post tomorrow night.

I'll keep you updated on Heather, and will tell you about fun weekend things tomorrow!

16 comments:

Joyful said...

Oh Mari, my heart goes out to you and your family. It was a blessing that you had the girls while all this was going on. I'm so glad to hear that Heather seems to be improving. Prayers going up on her behalf. Hugs. xx

Sandi said...

Praying for Heather! Keep us updated.

Doris said...

Oh my, I will keep you all in my prayers!

Terra said...

I am praying that Heather has a full recovery, that was a dangerous incident and good she got quick medical help.

Saleslady371 said...

I'm saying a prayer for Heather and the family tonight and I hope spring weather visits you soon!

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry. I am praying for Heather and each of you. xoxo

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

I will continue to pray for Heather and those caring for her. I am so sorry it happened, but glad the girls were with you at the time. The weather is crazy!

Simply Linda said...

Oh my goodness, keeping Heather and Andrew (and girls) in prayer....how scary.

I simply don't want to talk about the weather....sigh....pouring rain here, at least it hasn't snowed yet, it has stayed north in Canada.

Arlene Grimm said...

So glad Heather is doing well now and like you, thankful it happened in a place where she got prompt care!!

Karen said...

Keeping Heather in my prayers, Mari.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Oh my goodness!! That is so scary! I will be praying for Heather. So glad she was able to get good care so quickly!

Cherdecor said...

WOW! Things can happen so quickly. I am glad that the bleeding has stopped and that Heather is better. I pray that her headache goes away and if there is swelling, it will subside. Bless her heart!

Beth said...

I will lift up Heather in prayer. Hopefully, she gets out of ICU soon.
Our weather is crazy too. Seventy on Saturday and now thirty with spitting snow after a day and a half of rain.

Betsy Brock said...

Well, that was a little scary, huh! Praying for Heather and all of you. Hope it was a one time thing and she doesn't have any other issues!

We've had crazy weather. too! The snow today looked like a blizzard!

Anonymous said...

Glad Heather is feeling better. Life can change in a moment...

Anonymous said...

Glad Heather is feeling better. Life can change in a moment...