scary, scary weekend

At 3am on Saturday morning I was awakened by some noises and found my love, my sweet Jason, having a seizure on the floor next to the bed. He had bitten his tongue, was bashing his arms and scraped his wrist. He tried to speak to me and garbled speech came out. Then he got up and stumbled all over the house, banging into things while I tried to get a call into 911. The kids were scared, I was scared. We use Magic Jack phone service and hadn’t activated the 911 address verification-so it wouldn’t dial 911(something you have to do with VOIP phone service) and I couldn’t find the cell phone in a panic. Thankfully my mom answered and called in the EMTs for us.

He started to come around just as the EMTs were taking him to the ED. They did a CT and sent us back home. He feels back to normal except for all of the injuries he sustained falling off the bed, banging his shoulder into the night stand and kicking something with his bare toes, and of course his bitten tongue.

We have to wait until Monday to call for a neurologist appointment. In the meantime he is now taking seriously another symptom he has been having the last two months which is random moments of “Alexia” a type of receptive aphasia that involves the inability to comprehend a written word. He has been having moments of it at work while reading emails. We attributed it to lack of sleep. When it continued to happen he wondered if it was because he hadn’t had breakfast so he started eating better. It’s amazing how quickly we can rationalize away a symptom 🙁

We still don’t know what is going on exactly and don’t want to jump to worst case scenario so we’ll try and remain calm, but it’s not easy. I have randomly burst into tears several times today- just reading a book to Lotus, wiping down the kitchen table, etc.

In the meantime, I don’t want to risk him diving off our tall bed again so we took the mattress off the frame and put it on the floor. This it what it used to look like-snagged from an old blog post from 2007 when we were so proud to have such a grown up bed. ha!

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Here’s the new set up. We put some lamps on the wall so we could eliminate the nightstands.


Me and my bestie. Okay, crying again….

One Response to “scary, scary weekend”

  1. Kirsten P Says:

    Aw Zoe, I just hate that you two are having to go through this and the fear and worry of it all. My prayer is that the neurologist can see him right away–I would love for it to be tomorrow–and that he/she has an answer and gets Jason right on the path to full health.

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