Jake at the Elliott Hospital   May 21st, 2012

Today was a tough day. After a nice lunch with Jake’s brother, Dave, Jake started experiencing strong seizures. We called 911 for an EMT/ambulance. Thank you Derry Fire Department for being so kind, fast, and professional. And thanks to Dave for driving the kids and I to the hospital. Thanks to ┬ámy mom for driving Dave back to his car and taking the kids home, plus coming back to the ER to wait with Jake and I until his room was ready.

We spent most of the rest of the day in the ER waiting on test results. We are thankful – no more seizures at this point. They have started Jake on a new medication aimed at preventing more. Jake and I will be meeting up with various doctors tomorrow as the CT scan did not reveal anything new that may have caused these seizures.

Jake was groggy due to the medications, but demanded a meal in the ER so that is a positive sign. He also ran through his list of the things I should bring him like his special warm duvet comforter and such. At this point, I don’t know how long Jake will be in the hospital.

I apologize in advance to family as this may be the first time you hear about this especially if David has not been able to contact you yet. I just need to write this entry now before tomorrow when I will likely be spending most of my day in the hospital speaking with the doctors.




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6 Responses

May 21st, 2012 at 23:11
Irma Says:

Sending you love and strenght, thinking of you <3<3<3

May 22nd, 2012 at 02:26
Martin Says:

Hi Linda,

We hope you will have a good constructive talk with the docters! If Jake needs a new blanket, you might want to consider this one: http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/batman-snuggie-blanket, I can see him sitting in his chair using it! ;)



May 22nd, 2012 at 06:53
LaDonna Says:

Love and hugs coming your way!

May 22nd, 2012 at 11:19
Ann Says:

Dear Linda,

We are thinking of you all and hoping the medications will help control Jake’s symptoms. Lots of love and hugs. A warm blankie sounds nice and soothing!

Ann and Bill

May 22nd, 2012 at 14:21
Greta Anthony Says:

Thank you for taking the time to post an update, Linda. Sending lots of love and hugs from Texas…and praying hard! We love you guys!

May 22nd, 2012 at 20:34
dara Says:

Linda, Not surprising that you were on my mind yesterday! Double hugs! Fingers crossed for this being an isolated event with a speedy recovery! Love to all of you – Dara