It was exactly two weeks today that I shared with you our family crisis. A situation that has rocked this little family to its core and quite frankly, I was as raw as any one human can be dealing with the news that their partner is not likely to make it when I wrote that post.
The last 17 days have been a blur of hospital waiting rooms, meetings with doctors, the terms 'brain spikes', 'trachiotomy', 'pneumonia', 'elevated temperatures', 'sedation' and 'blood pressure', agonising decisions, intensive care units, shock, grief and despair. Of loving embraces, care and support, soothing handholding, gentle conversations, willing and praying and digging deep, the terms 'strong and healthy', 'excellent vitals', 'stabilising' and 'a real fighter'.
And through it all Stephan T, my beloved l'Homme, has hung on for dear life; has somehow found the resilience to stay alive and get himself to the Special Care Unit to face the next chapter of this new battle. It has been mindblowing to everyone from medicos to family, friends and acquaintances. The truth is, ST was never expected to make it through the first 48 hours, the bleed to his brain was so immense.
Not only is he here, but he is about one month ahead of where any expert thought he would be. The man is unstoppable! It is a miracle happening in front of our very eyes. Of course, there is a long way to go, but right now, from where I sit I know everything will eventually be OK.
I want to thank you so much for your support, I knew sharing this with the blogworld was going to help me make sense of it all and get some much needed love from unexpected places. You haven't let me down.
many thanks - shelley t - femme de m
5 years ago