September 10, 2014
UPDATE on Ian. He is feeling MUCH better. Almost back to his normal self. Thank you God! He wants to go to work tomorrow - but I am saying a big ole NO to that one. Friday - OK.. but tomorrow I still want to keep an eye on him. :) Thanks to everyone for your kind words, concern, understanding and prayers.
This is not a new photo. I took this 13 months ago. My husband Ian and I went away for the weekend to Galveston, Texas to celebrate his 50th birthday.
I had to post a photo of him today. It was not a good night last night - well a few hours ago since it is 3:10 am here. I had to rush Ian to the emergency room late last night/early this morning aka several hours ago.
Ian was fine - completely fine. We had dinner, watched tv.. put laundry away. He was fine. Then he took an allergy pill - generic version of Claritin and within 15-20 minutes he was so dizzy he couldn't stand up and sweating profusely. About 30 minutes after that he was vomiting uncontrollably. I got him to the ER and they immediately start checking him for a heart attack or stroke. They did blood work, and EKG and a brain CT scan. Thank God - all of it came back clear. He was given meds for the dizziness and vomiting. About an hour later he was feeling completely exhausted but better. He was still a bit "off" with his balance but was able to walk to the car with just minimal help. There is still a VERY slight chance it was a small stroke - but the doctor doesn't really think ti was. The ER doctor said he has never heard or seen anyone have such a severe reaction to Claritin - but I did google it and severe dizziness is one of the very bad reactions listed. We were told if that is what it was he will be better tomorrow. If it is just a really bad case of vertigo brought on by something going on in the middle ear it could take 5-7 days to get better. If it is a slight stroke he will get worse and not better. However he really didn't think it was a stroke. Scan was clear and there were no physical signs of that. I had to say as I was sitting in the ER waiting for him to come back from the CT scan, I felt so small and helpless and alone. Ian is my world. He is my rock, my supporter.. my everything. Things like this really remind us of how fragile life is. Hug those you love. Tell them you love them every single day.