Hi these past few weeks have been the worst I have ever faced in my life. My partner was admitted to hospital four weeks ago with a supposedly severe ear infection. Having been to see 4 different GP's, had an ambulance called and two visits to A&E.
He failed to improve. He was seen by ENT who syringed his ear and gave him antibiotics and he continued to stay in hospital. His is leg started moving involuntarily after 3 days of being in hospital and they told him it was anxious leg despite the fact we kept telling them he wasn't worried.
They were trying to get him up to walk so that they could send him home but we later found out that he was showing signs of epilepsy and stroke. I was quite angry and upset. The nurse looking after him said she wanted an MRI before he was discharged (Praise God for her). This was on the Tuesday. I took the kids up and they saw their Daddy in a lot of distress. He was in the MRI for a long while finally he came out. The doctor who had told me it was only anxious leg looked to be furiously trying to sort something out and it was then I knew the news wasn't going to be good news.
I braced myself. His meal was coming and they said No food. I knew that moment that this was far worse than we could ever of expected.
She ushered the kids into the staff room with an auxillary nurse and told me and Jimmy the worst news. He had Mastioditus (Ear infection that instead of coming out the ear goes into the mastiod bone) that had subsequently caused a brain abcess and two collections of the bacteria in the brain as it had not been diagnosed correctly. The anxious leg was a sign of epilepsy.
That night he was in HDU Neurology in a bad way. They drained one abcess and next day he was transferred to another hospital to have a 4 and half hour opertaion on his ear which will have to be operated on again in 6 months. The thing that saved his life apart from lots of prayer is that we have antibiotics. The night he was transfered to ENT for the ear op he was hanging with us by a thread I was so scared.
I have left out lots of detail here but I wanted to give you an idea of what the past few weeks have been like for me.
I have hope he will recover 100% as he is doing mighty well on the antibiotics he will be in hopsital for at least four more weeks as the anti biotics are super strong
If you are still with me here is my card for the Delicious Doodles challenge which this week has a great easy theme of Valentines day.
The card is completely digitally created except the colouring of the beautiful Delicious Doodles image which is called Cross and Roses.
Thanks for stopping by today I really appreciate your time and comments. I hope you are inspired too. Hugs Pascale