Saturday, May 22, 2010


Chris is okay.

Tonight around suppertime Chris had a seizure, not another stroke. ..he was discharged just before 1 am.

His Mom discovered him on the floor and although he quickly recovered, he was sent to the hospital afew blocks away. He had a few tests to be sure... some bloodwork, a CT scan and heart monitoring.

The attending Doctor said that there was no evidence of any new damage and that seizures were not uncommon with stroke patients. His speech and newfound mobility were unaffected. Chris was prescribed some medication and shown the door.

Chris remained in good spirits throughout his 5 hour visit...his daughter and I entertained (distracted and kept him awake) until his son returned to help him in the car and take him home. 

As you can imagine Chris was ECSTATIC to get out of there, and I have to admit that it was awful seeing him back in a gown.

Onwards and upwards!

Hopefully the medication works and Chris can continue his remarkable progress.


eroswings said...

Donn, thanks for the update. You're truly an awesome friend and kind human being. I'm glad Chris is fine now.

Take Care of yourself, Chris! I'm glad you're okay.

MJ said...

Chris was on a roll with his blog updates so I was wondering why the sudden silence.

Thanks for your update.

Although I suppose there's STILL no photo of him from behind with his gown gaping.

savannah said...

i was surprised to see this link at the top of my blogroll, sugar AND like miss mj, i was wondering where chris was...find some woman (or you can do it) to give him a big kiss on the lips for me! xoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

SO pleased with the updates Donn. I have been working alot on the neurology/neurosurgery and epilepsy units of late. I was thinking of Chris and wondering how he is progressing. I see so many people of many ages affected by CVA's. It is wonderful to see slow and steady progress is happening. Huggs to everyone there...especially Chris :)

dinahmow said...

Thanks, Donn. Give Chris a hug from me, please.