Thursday, September 30, 2010
Ken has had some setbacks. He had been responding well, lifting hands and legs, pushing and pulling. Equal strength on both sides. However this morning he showed marked weakness on his left side. It happened very quickly. The doctor fears that this may be a blood flow issue. He had a CT which showed a fair amount of swelling (no big surprise there) which could explain the blood flow issue, but because it came on so suddenly the doctor is afraid that it points more toward a stroke or that the blood is just not getting through. He had to repair a tear in an artery and that could quite possibly impede the blood. So we wait. He'll be in the ICU at least through the weekend.
Okay, so here goes:
He is a good man. He is kind, sweet, honorable. He is my home, and best friend. I know I have had good luck in the past. I got my sister back, and Gus. But please, please give me back Ken. Have I mentioned he has the softest and warmest hands, and a wonderful giggle? Have I mentioned that his kids adore him, that when he's with him putting them to bed his voice actually changes with love?
New update. He is hemorrhaging. They are taking him into the OR again. They will be taking off a piece of his skull to give the brain a place to swell, and try to deal with the hemorrhage. I don't know what to say now. I don't have words, just love, fear and hope.
Posted by Jamie at 1:19 PM