Rog Posted January 21, 2011 Share Posted January 21, 2011 Hi My wife suffered a SAH on the 6th Jan at 8am. Fortunately (although scary), I found her unconsious and with the help of paramedics managed to bring her round. She was very distressed complaining about a headache and neck ache. She then started to be sick and was taken to hospital. Aftetr a scan it was decided to move her to Southampton Neuro Centre were she underwent coiling by angiogram due a rupture at 3pm on the same day. Although she doesn't remember, she was totally with it (sleepy) and could answer questions and passed all the reflex tests. She spent less than 12 hours in ICU and was moved to the obs bay of the Neuroward. Infact the Friday morning when I went to see her in ICU she was eating toast. In the obs bay she spent 4 days in the obs bay were she slept most of the time suffering from headaches although she did have moments when she was totally OK. Following improvement, she was moved to a normal ward were she continued to improve. She was unable to take the ant Vasospasm pills as these kept dropping her blood pressure and as already has low blood pressure it was decided that taking these tablet could cause more harm than the risks associated with vasospasm. She has continued to improve and was sent home 1 week and 1 day after her surgery. At home she seems totally normal although very tired from time to time. She sleeps deeply and doesn't seem to suffer from any headaches much. Fifteen days after her op, she was getting my daughter ready for nursery this morning. Whilst I'm delighted with her progress, I'm also terrified as it all seems too good to be true. I'm scared of this vasospasm occuring or anything else. I don't sleep and watch her most of the night. I so frightened to leave her even for 10 minutes and can't wait to get back to her. As you may have gathered - she is my world!!!! The fact is whilst she is recovering - I'm the one who's the wreck. Based on her recovery so far (15 days in) is she still at risk??? is it because we acted so quick she came through this so well?? i need reassurance. She's doing so well - laughing wanting to get up and do things etc. I don't want this to stop. She's always been strong and I'm so pleased that she's got through this without any problems but I continue to be petrified of taking anything for granted. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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