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Posted 2019-10-21T17:01:31Z

Weekend Update - 10/20/19

Hi, all. Shawn here. I just wanted to take a moment and update you on some happenings over the weekend.

Thursday of last week, Darrell started feeling pretty crummy. Generally not feeling well, but also he started struggling with his left arm and leg. They just didn’t want to cooperate fully and started to feel a little weak. He had an Avastin infusion on Wed pm, so we were alerted to paying attention to oddities like this. Early Friday am, the weakness had continued to progress, and was of significant concern to us both, so we opted to head for the ER at UW Medical Center. Several hours later, we had a clean CT Scan (so no Brain bleeds nor strokes), negative tests for infections and flu, and an MRI that was stable to the last 2. Our Neurology team decided to administer steroids (back on Dex - lovely!) and admit him to the hospital for observation and evaluation.

Monday am and we are still here, but he has been steadily improving. Headache is nearly gone, left side is stronger and starting to act more reliably like it is supposed to. We are still awaiting all of the teams that need to come through to evaluate our next steps, which will likely be either an inpatient rehab (think intensive daily Physical Therapy) or an outpatient rehab (go home and go to Physical Therapy a few times a week). Goal is to rebuild some strength and get him independently moving around and hopefully back to stairs and maybe even his long outside walks again.

That is where we are now. I will post again (or maybe he will) when we have a firmer action plan. For the most part, he is in good spirits and seems to be pretty hotly interested in getting on with the PT. 

Have a great week, and please think good thoughts for him. 

“One foot in front of the other...”

Shawn

 

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Comments (20)

  • Carolina Polanco
    Carolina Polanco

    Praying for a prompt and total recovery.

    one month ago · Reply
    • Darrell drennan
      Darrell drennan

      Thank you!!! Just got home today. The week of PT was a great investment of time and healing

      one month ago · Reply
  • Aastha Puri
    Aastha Puri

    Thanks for sharing.... praying for his complete recovery and total strength!

    one month ago · Reply
    • Darrell drennan
      Darrell drennan

      Thanks Asstha.!!

      one month ago · Reply
  • Justin Holt
    Justin Holt

    Thank you for the update! Good luck on the next steps. Much love!

    one month ago · Reply
    • Darrell drennan
      Darrell drennan

      Thanks Just love you ad Alix

      one month ago · Reply
  • denise
    denise

    Praying for you Darrell and Shawn. May God give you strength to get back on your feet.

    one month ago · Reply
  • mary lynn manning
    mary lynn manning

    Thanks for sharing Shawn... prayers out to you both...

    one month ago · Reply
  • Mara Ketchum
    Mara Ketchum

    Thank you for sharing. All my thoughts and prayers to you both.

    one month ago · Reply
  • Lisa Cartwright
    Lisa Cartwright

    Thinking of you both! Hope and prayers for progress!

    one month ago · Reply
    • Darrell drennan
      Darrell drennan

      Thanks Lisa

      one month ago · Reply
  • Christy Drennan
    Christy Drennan

    Praying for new found strength for both of you. Sending much love xo

    one month ago · Reply
  • Jorge Lopez
    Jorge Lopez

    Thanks for the update... we will keep him on our prayers. A big hug!!

    one month ago · Reply
    • Darrell drennan
      Darrell drennan

      Holy cow!!! Would love to talk when you have time so much to catch up on, though I no longer drink, I would to to buy you a Bushmills

      one month ago · Reply
  • Penny Robertson
    Penny Robertson

    Prayers the he gets his strength back and continues to improve :)

    one month ago · Reply
  • Jill Jobbins
    Jill Jobbins

    Thank you for the update. Praying continuously and sending hugs and smiles for getting back to normal ASAP ❤️😊

    one month ago · Reply
  • Ted Ellis
    Ted Ellis

    Thanks for sharing Shawn. Thinking of you both and looking forward to getting together when timing and recovery supports. Ted

    one month ago · Reply
  • Hollie Cain Carter
    Hollie Cain Carter

    Love you all!

    one month ago · Reply
  • Darrell drennan
    Darrell drennan

    The continued love ad support means everything 💙💙💙with great love and appreciation!!!Darrell

    one month ago · Reply
  • Lisa Cartwright
    Lisa Cartwright

    You seem to have been up late.. hope that’s a good sign!

    one month ago · Reply