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!