I woke up on an ordinary day. Kissed my husband good morning. We hugged, talked and started getting frisky. We got hotter and hotter, making passionate love until FIREWORKS EXPLODED!! We layed back in each others arms then IT happened!!!
Have you ever heard of it? Do you know what it is? Has it happened to you?
My husband grabbed his head and crawled into a ball crying because he was in so much pain. He said he felt like his head was going to explode. I wasn't overly worried as it had happened twice before in the year we have been married. As the day wore on it just got worse though. I gave him something for pain every 4 hours but nothing was working.I could not talk him into going to the hospital as he thought the migraine would go away. Later that night he got sick and threw up. Later he started saying crazy things and that is when I really got scared.
I took him to the hospital as he cried and begged me all the way there not to go. We arrived at the hospital at 3 a.m. and they took David right away.
An MRI was done and the doctor on duty said David had a anurism on his brain and had to be rushed to UAB(University of Alabama in Birmingham)as soon as UAB had a room available.
Valentine's Day! This is when the NIGHTMARE started!!!
Around 9 a.m. we found out a plane was being sent from UAB to FL. to pick David up and I just assumed I would get to fly with him. NOT THE CASE!! I am a libality and would have to drive 4 hours to Birmingham, Alabama. I went home, took 10 minutes to pack, and headed to Ala. During this time I had no way of knowing how my husband was doing.
As I was driving to UAB I called everyone David & I knew and asked them to please pray for my husband. The bible says all you have to do is ask GOD and he will answer your prayers. I begged GOD to please watch over David and bring him home well to me. I called my daughter and step-son and they left from Louisiana and Missouri to meet me at the hospital.
Would I make it in time to the hospital before they operated on him? I wanted to see him before he went into surgery.
I got to UAB at 5 p.m. and rushed to ICU hoping I had made it in time. YES!!! I found out they were doing more test and he had not gone into surgery yet. My daughter arrived at 7 p.m. and my step-son and his family at 9 p.m. We got to see David for a little while. He was awake and in great pain but at least he did know who we were. We would not find out the results of the test or anything until the next day.
That is all I can call it, a miracle. We had tons of people praying in Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, and many other states. The power of prayer is a amazing thing!!!
We arrived at the hospital at 7 a.m. so I could talk to the doctor. I hadn't slept in 2 nights by now and was scared to death at what the news would be.
His doctor said so far the test showed no anurism. WHAT? I was astonished but so very, very happy. This was a good sign. They were going to do more test to make sure.
As days and time went by all test came back negative. He had bleeding on the brain but no anurism.
Next, they had to do a CAT SCAN to determine if there was fluid on the brain and if they needed to drill a hole in his head to drain the fluid. All I know is GOD was watching over David, it was not his time to die, and that GOD is not finished with David yet. The CAT SCAN showed no fluid.
They do not know what caused the bleeding on the brain, we may never know, and it could happen again or it may never happen again.
It was a long ten days in the hospital but David and I are very lucky to still have each other. We spent our 1 year anniversary in the hospital together. I thank GOD for letting us have each other and granting us more time together. I thank all the many friends and people who prayed for us through this time.
We still have a long road ahead as David is still in alot of pain and we do not know how long this constant headache he has will last. It will take time for the blood to disolve that is still circling around in his brain. He must take it easy for awhile and cannnot work for a month but with GOD by our side we will get through this.