Just when I think we’ve turned the corner, something else happens. During physical therapy, Mike started to feel funny, then proceeded to have a seizure. He was standing at the time, and thankfully the therapists told him to sit down just before the seizure started. He rested for awhile, and then sat up to eat. After eating, he wanted to sit in a chair for awhile. Shortly after he sat up, he had another seizure. They gave him a shot of ativan, so he slept for quite awhile. They do not have any reason yet, but it may be the new antibiotic he started this morning.
I usually do not read all that drug information they give, but happened to this morning. One of the possible, but unlikely, side effects is seizures. This medication may have lowered his seizure threshold even to allow seizures. I told the attending, who then told our one of our usual doctors. He came in and told him that the attending had thought of this. I told him it was actually me, which got a laugh out of everyone. He is now back on the previous antibiotic.
They have also started him on an second anti-seizure medication. Hopefully these two changes will take care of the problem.
His day is scheduled to start at 7:30. He is very much looking forward to getting dressed in real clothes!
Mike was initially in a room with another man, as there are no private rooms available. He had a terrible cough and had the t.v. on all the time and Mike was not able to concentrate on what the various therpies. We were able to get a different room that currently does not have anyone else in it. It is to be filled last, but he could end up with a roommate. I told someone today that we needed to pray for all those people who could possibly end up in here, that their progress would be so good that they would not need rehab!
In addition to these things I’ve mentioned, please be praying for our kids and my sister. Jared has an ear infection and apparently Luke has not felt well but didn’t tell anyone. Nothing new there! I really do not want the stomach flu to go through the rest of the family.
Off to sleep in the lovely foldout chair they brought me! This will be a new experience. You’ll be hearing from me tomorrow.