I’ve received so many messages from all the wonderful and kind people here, I wanted to post an update.
This has truly been the strangest beginning to a new year we’ve ever had. Hubby contracted the flu when I brought a virus home from the daycare where I work. I won’t even go into how I feel about parents who bring their children in sick just so they won’t miss a day of work. 😡. The flu morphed into pneumonia. He had many infections including strep and sepsis. In the ER, his heart stopped and he received chest compressions for 20 minutes. This has left him a little confused and somewhat childlike.
Long story short, I was told that we should pull the plug on his ventilator because he had a 20% chance of survival. We did not. This doctor who told me this (twice) is now avoiding me. He’s had a few heart “episodes” with an irregular heartbeat, Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Fibrillation as well. His blood pressure also plummeted a few weeks ago a and an IV was placed directly into his carotid artery.
But he is in a good hospital, one that specializes in pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases and illnesses. They’ve saved his life. As of yesterday, after more than a month, he was able to sit on the edge of the bed and is back on solid food.
His recovery is a true miracle. Lots of prayers and support from people like my friends here have gotten me and family through this. I can’t ever thank you enough!