Monday, February 23, 2009

Mini Stroke

Yes it is true, this morning Evan woke up at 6:00 and his left arm was not functioning normally. It was almost as if it was numb and he couldn't lift it. It remained that way for about an hour and then it started to feel almost normal again. I was at work before he ever got up so I was not aware of what was going on. He sent me an IM message around 9:00 from work and it sent me into a panic. I called the doctors office and they wanted him to rush to the hospital and have an MRI on his brain to see if there were any blood clots or cancer lesions. I met him at the hospital and waited impatiently in the waiting room. I'm sure I was driving everyone nuts as I kept making the girl at the desk call back and check on him as I paced the floor. The doctor looked over the MRI and said that Evan had a mini stroke but everything looked fine and there isn't any sign of cancer or blood clots on his brain but he wanted to confur with the Radiologist to verify the results. We are still waiting to hear from the doctor with the radiologists results. He hasn't received the full strength back in his left arm yet but it is gradually getting stronger. He says he is at about 90% of normal. We are so lucky that there are no lasting effects from his stoke. If this ever happens again he promises to let me know earlier so that we can get him to the hospital within the 3 hour stroke window.


Tiffany said...

I'm so sorry. Unfortunately, I know how scary that is. You guys are in our prayers.

Shauna said...

Oh my goodness! So scary! I'm glad that he's doing better. You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.