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Posted 2017-12-28T02:23:56Z

HIGHS & LOWS

It was so wonderful to have our family home for Christmas. Our son Justin, his wife Anne, three grandsons and our daughter Megan spoiled us with tons of TLC. It did us a world of good to spend time with them.

I have to say our Christmas was far from boring. A fire alarm went off during our Christmas Eve church service and we all had to evacuate and then, unfortunately, Rob ended up having to go back to the hospital on Christmas evening. At dinner, he said he wasn't feeling right and one look at him we realized that he was in trouble. It turned out that his blood pressure plunged dangerously low.  He had taken his blood pressure meds about an hour before we ate which included one that he was prescribed every 72 hours to keep his high blood pressure under control. The paramedics arrived and said that his blood pressure was extremely low, and he needed to go to the hospital. The doctor explained that as the inflammation in his brain diminished because it was healing his brain began to regulate his blood pressure again. The only problem was his brain forgot to send us the memo. The medication was way too much for his system to handle.  They stopped all blood pressure medications and it took quite some time before it came back into normal range.  This time instead of the doctors telling me we were very lucky he was alive because his blood pressure had gone so high they were telling me we were very lucky he was alive because it went so low. I personally don't think it's luck at all. I am so very thankful and grateful that he made it through both episodes and that, so many continue to keep him in their thoughts and prayers. 

He came home this afternoon and is on no high blood pressure medication because the concern now is Hypotension vs. Hypertension.  We are closely monitoring him and will be seeing his Internist and Neurologist Friday to determine what to do, if anything, besides continue to monitor his blood pressure. 

He is very happy to be home and I know he is getting better every day because he was determined to get out of the hospital ASAP. 

We are hoping for an extremely boring New Year’s holiday and as a matter of fact, a downright boring 2018‼️ Sending our love and wishing you all a HEALTHY, HAPPY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

 

 

 

 

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Comments (17)

  • Gary Jensen
    Gary Jensen

    So glad he is back home and feeling better. Thanks for the update! I was just asking Dennis and Kevin today if they had heard from you today. He is continually in my prayers. Gary

    one year ago · Reply
  • Justin
    Justin

    What a privilege to spend the holidays with you, Jody, Megan, and especially Dad. We have so much to be grateful for! We join you in your hope for a little less excitement in 2018, eliminating time spent in hospitals would be a great start😉. Thank you for the diligent updates on this site- you have done a wonderful job. Sending our thoughts and prayers as always, and God bless. Love, Justin, Anne, Edward, James, and Matthew

    one year ago · Reply
  • Mary Costolnick
    Mary Costolnick

    Here’s hoping and praying that 2018 is filled with nothing but good health and much happiness for the Sedlacek family!!😘

    one year ago · Reply
  • Phil Zielasko
    Phil Zielasko

    Rob is such a fighter I knew he wouldn’t spend much time in the hospital again. Lisa and I are so happy he is back at home where he is much more comfortable and where he will continue to make positive progress. I believe 2018 will be a great healing year for Rob! You and your family remain in our daily prayers. SEDLACEK STRONG!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Sue caplia
    Sue caplia

    Wow your 2017 is going out with a bang, but that bang has been guided by God. Who would have thought the low blood pressure would be something to consider. Always amazed at God's humor. A healthy, peaceful, 2018 is what we will all pray for as well as amazing healing for Rob. Happy to hear you were in Church on Christmas Eve. God be with you as we ring in the new Year and blessings. Prayers are being offered every day.

    one year ago · Reply
  •  ColleenChartrand
    ColleenChartrand

    Thank you for the update are prayers are with you both. 🙏🙏

    one year ago · Reply
  • Suzette Hernandez
    Suzette Hernandez

    PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!! So thankful that Rob came through that Christmas scare and is back at home!!! And So thankful for all the prayers for Rob, God has definitely been watching over him and taking good care of him. We will continue to keep you and Rob in our daily prayers:) Love you both so much xoxo Suzette & Anel

    one year ago · Reply
  • Stacey
    Stacey

    Thanks for the update! We continue our positive thoughts and prayers! Wishing you the happiest, healthiest and yes boring New Year!!

    one year ago · Reply
  • JAMES EKHOLM
    JAMES EKHOLM

    Well, I have read Cyndi's report from yesterday about 10 times and am amazed on the many ways God gets our attention. 2017 will be a year to remember. I have been using a walker for the past two weeks and finished 10 days of antibiotics yesterday morning! Climbing the 14 steps from my lower level bedroom to the main floor at my son's home has been depressing! The cellulitis infection that started in my ankle was caught in time to eliminate the pain of 16 months ago but the bruising of my left knee made walking impossible. What a time for a drag on my life with all the grandchildren and barely able to get around! I've been here before and then I think of my friend Rob and my pains are suddenly minor. Many people don't believe in Doctors and in fact theirs is still a practice at best. They can't be with us 24/7 and usually react well when we confront them with another problem. We however, have the Great Physican watching over us 24/7 as evidenced by Rob's Christmas Night! Our Lord is still in control and Rob is in His Hands! Amen!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Kimberly Bell
    Kimberly Bell

    Hi Rob and Cynthia! I am so glad that he is back at home now and I’m so sorry for the trip back to the hospital. Continued prayers. Love you both

    one year ago · Reply
  • Doug Geisler
    Doug Geisler

    It was great seeing you all at Christmas Eve service and great to hear of Rob's continued progress! Will continue to pray for you all.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Helen Cellon
    Helen Cellon

    Thank you so much for the update. Rob, so glad you're back at home. Praise God. I pray for continued healing and for God's peace to be with you. God bless, Helen

    one year ago · Reply
  • Peter Stephinson
    Peter Stephinson

    So pleased to hear that Rob is doing well despite the setbacks occurring over Christmas. I'm sure that as time goes on his recovery will accelerate Best wishes for a happy healthy and prosperous New Year Pete & Sue

    one year ago · Reply
  • Bruce Baumhardt
    Bruce Baumhardt

    Happy New Year Sedlaceks from PJ and I. Wishing you peace and serenity through the holidays while you enjoy being back home and preparing for a new year of healthy and happy recovery. All our love sent your way!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jayant and Ujwala Sardeshmukh
    Jayant and Ujwala Sardeshmukh

    wishing You, Rob and your family , a very Happy , 2018 ! Normal , Routine , At home and with family :-) no more excitement like 2017 !! I totally agree with you that sometimes "uneventful" is very welcome ! Cheers and A toast for that !!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Brian Butcher
    Brian Butcher

    Healthy & Happy New Year to the entire Sedlacek crew. I found this nice message after searching 'HHNY.' Time is like a flowing river, no water passes beneath your feet twice. Much like the river, moments never pass you by again. So cherish every moment that life gives you and have a wonderful New Year.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jeff Kleinschmidt
    Jeff Kleinschmidt

    Wishing everyone in the Sedlacek family a joyous New Year and knowing that Rob will have a speedy and healthy recovery. Best of luck for 2018 and our prayers and thoughts are with you guys! Jeff & Isolina

    one year ago · Reply