The past three days in a nutshell.
Talk about a hectic, unpredictable past couple of days…on Sunday, Brad was moved into ICU, because during the night his heart went “haywire” and the squad was called in to move him into a different room. My parents left for Cleveland Sunday morning and have been there ever since. Everyone, especially Brad and his wife Lindsey are wearing down more and more each day mentally. It’s incredibly difficult not to allow fear plague your mind as you wait for the results, or answers. We just want to KNOW what is happening to him. Also, on Sunday my left knee decided to act up, and was swollen and stiff. I certainly can not wait until my medication kicks in, though I was told it will take months. On the plus side, the numerous amount of supporters have been phenomenal throughout all of this. My boyfriend Matt, and my friend Brandon stopped over Sunday afternoon and were a huge comfort as it helped take my mind off of worrying. After they left, Jackie and I visited with my aunt, grandma, and cousins. We played some games and guitar hero. It was just what we needed, especially me.
Monday was another disappointing day. The test that Brad was supposed to have done for his heart got pushed back for the third time, due to low blood pressure, and was rescheduled for Tuesday at 3:00. Again, I was blessed with friends who were caring and were there for me as I needed to cry and express my concerns for Brad. It’s amazing how your life seems to stop when someone you care for is hurting. When they hurt, you hurt.
Tuesday(today) has been a much better day! Brad FINALLY had the heart test, and the vegetation/spot they found on his heart is no longer there(thank you God)!! Brad is still in ICU for the night so that the Dr.’s can keep a watch on his heart rate and blood pressure. I was told that Brad wasn’t allowed to eat before the test, but afterwards he had such a big appetite that he requested a Big Mac & fries(okay, not the healthiest choice when you are in ICU). But nonetheless, I was glad to hear his appetite is slowly coming back.
Jackie and I have been babysitting Braden each day from about 1:30-7. He needs attention, and a lot of it. He’s constantly running around the house and giggling. Each day we have a mini dance party because Braden loves dancing. As soon as he hears music with a good beat, his little knees start to bob and then he does a little hop skip dance. It’s priceless and melts my heart every time, it never gets old.
I have not had any major side effects from my medications thus far. I had a small stomach ache the first two nights, but ever since I have been doing fine. Another annoyance I am experiencing though, is a sharp pain in my right pointer finger. Coincidentally it’s the most important finger I need to type with. That is why I have chosen to keep this blog rather short, as I usually get carried away with words.
Updates soon-I hope! Until next time, have faith & keep smiling.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.” (NLT)