by Tracy Winsor
My Husband Was a truck driver. We had just celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary.(8th oct 2010.) On the 9th oct 2010 he was cleaning his trailer out from some grain that was left in there it had camicales (foxtoxons)about an hour later he became unwell. JW went to work for the rest of the week but no feeling his best.
On Friday night sat morning 3am he woke me asking me to help him out of bed i thought at the time he had a cramp. I went around to the left side of the bed to help him out he just wanted to sit on the bed. I went back to my side of the bed to get my dressing gown and he fell off the bed and hit his head on the bed side table i yeald and sware at him what are u doing i picked him up and put him back on the bed (weight 110 klo) he had blood coming from his left ear i grab a hanky.
JW wanted to go to the toilet so i helped him up he walked to the toilet an when he come out i help him to put his BJ on i asked him to lift his left leg and he was telling me that he was but he wasn't he kept lifting his right.
Just then i Know that my Husband had a STROKE i asked him to sit done on a chair that i got from the kitchen he wouldn't sit down (If i sit down i wont get up.) I rang for an ambulance only about 10 min later he wanted to go to the toilet again i sade no out in the car the ambulance are taking too long, he wanted to put his shoes on at the time it was raining i told him not to worry about shoes just get into the car for me darling.
We left the house to see the ambulance they keep following me to the hospital. We got JW from the car he was in there for about an hour then the Dr. wanted to send him to a bigger hospital (Tamworth). Over in tamworth He had a Catscan The dr come and told me that my husband has had a Big STROKE, how when he still knows me and he walked from our bedroom to our car i keep saying no your wrong.
JW was paralized down the left side he had a blood clot on the right sid e of his brain. They sent him to a stroke unit the next day he was having fits and his temp was 39.7 the drs want to do another Catscan and a lumberpuncher. On Tuesday he was sent to ICU to have the breathing machine put on him to have these test done. Lumberpuncher was fine the Catscan Showed He did have a really big Stroke.
The Dr asked if he worked around cattle or if he ate really expensive Cheeses wich Jw didn't. That The Camicals has caused him to get pneumonia -enlarged heart- witch as cause the brain stroke.
Friday at 11am they toke the breathing machine off him he was having a little trouble try to breath his airway where closing they helped him to breath about 15min later he was ok.
Friday afternoon the Dr (specialist) come to me and told me that my husband was going to die and he was not going to wake up '(only from all the test And medical report it wasnt going to be long, this weekend).
Saturday morning we moved JW to another ward that night he stopped breathing twice on me and came back. Sunday we talked to the dr it put him in Paladive care. 5am Monday morning i walked back in to his room he had his eyes opened an followed me around the bed i went to his right side he keeped pushing me in the chest i said darling do you want me to leave; he then nodded his head NO I then grabbed his as i was crying a.nd told him how much i love you i sade to him do you love me i sad that a silly Q to ask you i know that you do. Then he put his hand around me and he patted me on the back.
I then try to talk to him some more so see how he was feeling, if he had any pain. As the week went on JW keep pulling all the tubes from his self I asked him if he Knew who i was he said my name and that he loved u.
That he wanted to go home.On saturday JW was having more fits. He did not respond to me much more after that. Sunday was his Birthday 31/10/. On the 8th nov i asked for the dr to let me take him home back from the hospital, i only want the pain relief for him.
On thursday his granddaughter was yelling out to poppy sitting on this right side he reached out to touch her that was the first response for over a week, I was so happy with that i couldnt believe it. 12/11/2010 Friday At 12.42 JW passed away He in no more PAIN. I love him so much i miss him more then i can say.
PS: sorry that my spelling is not very good.