paul4shell Posted August 9, 2009 Share Posted August 9, 2009 On July the Ist whilst helping my son move house in a different county Michele, my partner of 19 years had an Aneurysm whilst working in the garden. Thank god my 16yr old son was home. If he had not found her she would have died. She was taken to the local hospital by ambulance and had a scan where they decided to send her to frenchay in bristol. It was then found that she also had SAH. She was coiled the next day but later that evening she developed Hydrocephalus and had to have an EVD put in. This then got infected as i was warned it may and due to her very confused state she had to be restrained in the bed for her own protection. After 4 days the drain stopped working and had to be moved to the other side of her head. She had the drains in for 15 days in total. After 21 days of antibiotics it was decided to give her a lumber puncture to check pressure and if there was still an infection in the CSF, that was probably the second hardest thing i've ever had to be part of the first being seeing michele there in body but not in spirit. The pain she was going through with no real understanding of why, not being able to protect her, take any of the pain for her was all that i could bare. I'm a 41 yr old man and i've lost count of how many times i've cried like a 2 year old in the last 5 weeks. She was discharged 5 weeks later but is still getting headaches, is very confused and has no short term memory to mention. I never realised how much i rely on her emotionaly till i nearly lost her but then i suppose thats the way with most people. I know its going to be a long slow recovery but she's a fighter and i will help her in whatever way i can. Not because i'm the worlds most caring man but in my opinion becuase i'm selfish and i want her back. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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