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Frosty back to the Hospital 6-9-10

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 3:29 PM

Jerry had a Grand Mal seizure about ½ hour ago. He is on his way to Mat-Su Regional Hospital by ambulance. I am leaving now. He was moving and breathing but not cognizant when they left.

PRAY!!!
I will update once I get there and when I know anything. Am taking the laptop.
-Deb





Definition By Mayo Clinic staff
A grand mal seizure — also known as a tonic-clonic seizure — features a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions. It's the type of seizure most people picture when they think about seizures in general.

Grand mal seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity throughout the brain. In some cases, this type of seizure is triggered by other health problems, such as extremely low blood sugar or a stroke. However, most of the time grand mal seizure is caused by epilepsy.

Many people who have a grand mal seizure will never have another one. However in some people, daily anti-seizure medications are needed to control grand mal seizure.

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Sorry to hear that Glenn, Thoughts and Prayers go out to him from this side of the pond

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Frosty you are a friend and an inspiration to us all. I will say a prayer and add you to our church’s prayer list. Get well soon

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Prayers and best wishes from Minnesota.

I am at a loss of what else to say. Hang in there!

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 11:46 PM
For those of you getting two copies of this, I apologize. The only way I could be sure it went to everyone I initially wrote to earlier today was to copy the Bcc list.

Frosty is home from the hospital after a BAD SCARE. The doctors believe the seizure was caused by an infection he didn't even know he had in his body, but which may explain at least in part the lousy way he's been feeling for weeks.

They said the CT scan shows no changes from the last one (months ago), which is good. TBI survivors are at greater risk for many things, from seizures to stroke and more . it was a very graphic "wake-up call" reminding us that this boogie-man has not yet finished with us.

Jer will be on seizure medications for a while . maybe always, I am not sure. This is a huge setback to him, to put it mildly. His appointment in two weeks for his driving evaluation isn't going to happen. It will be six months minimum before he could even be considered for resuming driving now :-( In fact, the six months may well start counting when he goes OFF the seizure meds. I don't know. Any of you know how that works? <big sigh>

We both came home late this afternoon and immediately took a long nap. The experience zapped both of us. :-(

Thank you for all the prayers . I think maybe we need them to continue.

Hugs and love,

Deb

PS: Sadly (and yes, we considered the possibility that the stress may have contributed), we lost our hero Great Pyrenees dog, Libby, today. Dr. Beck was in the midst of gently and humanely euthanizing her with her head in Jerry's lap (she was suffering from bone cancer - we were keeping her going on pain meds, but it was time to let her go in peace.) when the seizure hit Jerry. The doctor at the hospital felt the infection was the main trigger, but she didn't rule out the idea that the emotional stress could have played a part. They felt that it would have happened anyway. So sad.

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Frosty, my best thoughts and prayers are with you. This is just a set back to be overcome. I look forward to your posts and replies, going to anything with your name on it first. Your wit and humor is surpassed only by your knowledge and guidance. Come back to us quickly.
Sincerely,
Keith Gartner

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Thoughts and prayers for you both.... I'm so sorry to hear about Libby.. I was hoping she would be here with us alittle longer...I really liked her alot.

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I hope you start to feel better soon Frosty.

Mrs. Frosty, stay strong, hope you have some family and friends close by to lend a hand with the day to day runings, wish I was close enough to lend a hand.

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Thanks for the update, good news and bad news, our thoughts still with you both, and hoping for more of the good news

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Frosty,
I lost my dog a couple years ago, that is enough to cause any number of maladies, I'm sorry to hear about your setback, but maybe it's because you were going through withdrawels from not forging! sic! anyway, I will be praying for you and your sweety!

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Deb; take care of yourself and Frosty. Driving after such an incident can depend on what type of medication he is taking---some are pretty powerful and he might even want to avoid power tools for a while while on it. (This can depend on how the individual reacts to a drug as well and how that changes over time. It mostly depends on what the Dr is willing to commit to paper when it comes down to regaining privilages.

My *younger* brother had 2 strokes while in his 30's and is back driving and doing hard manual labour in his 40's.

Remember that this is stress on you as well and you need to be extra special careful of yourself too!

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