The Bloke had a seizure last night. We’d just started getting ready for bed and suddenly he made some strange noises and then collapsed onto the bed. His arms were twitching, he stopped breathing and he lay there with his eyes open, staring at me. About thirty seconds later he woke up with no memory of what had happened. It was the scariest moment of my life – I genuinely thought he was dead at one point. After a few worrying hours at the hospital all tests came back clear. He feels fairly reasonable today and so I’ve sent him up to his mother’s for a few days. It may sound cold, but he needs a break from here – he doesn’t sleep well because I move around a lot during the night and the neighbours are causing him anxiety and stress. His family are wonderful and so I know that he’ll be able to truly relax without having to listen to the chaos next door and be able to get a decent night’s sleep. I also know that he won’t be as stubborn with his mum as he is with me – if he had his own way he would be back in work today.
In fact, I have a lot of things to be thankful for. I’m thankful that we have our families and our health (hopefully, once he stops scaring the sh*t out of me). I’m thankful that we have a home, friends, the cats and secure jobs. I’m thankful that we make each other laugh, enjoy spending time together and that we have the opportunity to experience different places and things. I’m thankful that he’s affectionate, that he rubs my feet after a long day, turns up to every concert that I do, makes an effort with my friends and family, gives me photography tips and buys me little presents when he goes into town. I’m thankful that he adores the cats, indeed all animals, as much as I do and that he possesses a ‘Dr Doolittle’ quality which means they love him back. I’m thankful for his geekiness, that his Lego figurines are all over the house and his obsession with zombies (he even has a plan in case of a zombie apocalypse). I’m thankful that we get on each others nerves sometimes, that he takes forever to explain something technological, that he gets frustrated when I leave my clothes on the floor and that the weather is never right for him – it’s too hot, too cold, raining or too windy.
Oh how frightening that must have been for you. I am so glad everything turned out to be alright in the end. I will keep the two of you in my prayers!!! *hugs*
Thank you very much!
That must’ve been terrifying! So nice that it seems to have worked out okay AND that you can turn it into a chance to count your blessings!
Absolutely… It certainly gave me a short sharp shock!
I hope all is well with you. I wrote a post about something similar. Sending good wishes and prayers from across the pond 🙂
What a lovely picture of both of you. Hope you remain like that for always,Amen. Loved what you wrote.
Thank you… I wasn’t sure whether I should write about it but writing has become my form of therapy…
So very sorry for you and especially the Bloke. It’s horrific watching someone have a seizure.
Thank you – I’ve never seen one before and it’s not something I wish to see again!
Lets hope you don’t have to.
I hope so too. His face might be a little sore because I slapped him so hard trying to get him to come round…
He’ll understand. Look after him.
I’ll do my best!
Just pick your clothes off the floor. He’ll appreciate that 🙂
haha! I’ll try!
I’m so sorry you guys went through that! My husband has seizures as well and they are absolutely terrifying. Writing is the best form of therapy and I’m so glad you shared this with us. This is what I wrote after my hubby’s last seizure: http://kaelamoore.com/2013/03/27/i-wish-it-were-fiction/. I felt particularly traumatized that time. I hope you’re both recovering well! I know it doesn’t really help you out at all, but I understand how terrified and helpless you felt at the time. Sometimes it’s nice just knowing someone knows how you feel.
Thanks very much – I really appreciate it and I’ll check it out!
I know what you mean. You only realise the value of something when you ever feel like you might lose it. I did write a post about it a few days ago. Here is the link,
Its a whole different topic, but the essence is the same. I’d love your thoughts on it.
Thank you very much – I really appreciate it!
Very sorry about what happened to you and The Bloke. I’m glad to hear he is okay though. Best wishes to both of you.
Thank you very much!
So very thankful you both are fine!!!
My grand dad had a stroke when I was small, and I was the only person around to call for help. It all went good after that, he recovered and since then we are much more closer with him.
I was scared as hell,not when that thing was happening, but afterwards, when it all calmed down. I’m sure that event will make you a stronger person, and It’ll connect you two even more.
Thank you very much! Really appreciate it… Really nice comment.
Wow, that truly would have been a scary experience. I really hope he is okay. All the best to the both of you. Take care!
Thanks EJ, really appreciate it!
What a terrifying experience for both of you and for your families. And then you respond in true Suzie fashion – you write a loving article about this man you love.
You and The Bloke are beautiful together, wishing you a million more photo ops like this one. May he have a quick and full recovery, and maybe you two can find a quieter place to live.
Thanks for such a lovely comment – really nice thing to say, thank you!
I am sorry that you get to see that but you should get CPR training. It is very helpful in that kind of moments.
I’ve had first aid training so many times because I work with kids, but I forgot everything last night… My brain went blank.
I said a similar thing to my mum this morning – I need extra training now…
I know it is different with the love ones. and think that you love them more than a stranger so why don’t you do more for them. you need something to remember to stay calm. choose something on him that will always tell you to stay calm.
Sorry to hear! I have a mild seizure disorder myself but it’s easily controlled by meds. They can sneak up and be scarey for all involved! Best to you both. 🙂
Thank you! And to you too!
I’m thankful for that post. Very sweet, beautiful. A few months ago my daughter (14 months old at the time) had some “febrile” seizures. Scariest thing my wife and I had ever seen, called the paramedics, spent a few nights in the hospital. Our baby was fine, thank goodness. These kinds of events remind us how fragile and vulnerable we are, and how important it is to love, love, love (as the Beatles sang).
My best to both of you. 🙂
Thanks very much, I’m so sorry you had to experience that and I’m really pleased your daughter is ok…
Crikey, sounds like an epic scare…I am glad the bloke is getting a rest and that you shared this and made me and others reflect on who they have and how they should treasure them.
Thanks so much Ste, really appreciate it
Yes be always thankful!
The two of you are adorable together! Send him some love and good wishes for me. I think taking a break with his Mum is the BEST thing he could do – don’t you just LOVE emergency rooms? I swear if I never ever see the inside of one again I will be nice and never swear again …………
I’ll bet! You must be thoroughly sick of them!!
Thanks very much!
Beautiful post and I am so glad everything seems okay now.
Thanks so much, really appreciate it… Hope you’re ok too!
Yes, I’m ok too! 🙂
what a wonderful post. you love him, it’s that simple,isn’t it? I hope he feels better and that this does not happen again. Our men frustrate us so very much, but we would definitely be lost without them. Get some rest also, DAF
Thank you very much – really appreciate it!
Wishing The Bloke a quick recovery and wishing you both strength, courage, love and joy!
Thank you very much… Much appreciated!
Wow – what a shock. Hope the recovery goes well. My partner did the same thing a few years ago – fell off a chair and started fitting. He was so heavy I couldn’t turn him over into the recovery position and his legs were all tangled in the chair. Worked out ok in the end. Maybe sleep in separate beds with visiting rights…:)
Haha! Thanks – that’s not a bad idea!
It works! and you both get a good night’s sleep and no one is grumpy because the other snores/hogs the duvet/twitches all night. I reckon sleeping together is so overrated…but considered the norm in our society right now.
I like how you expressed how greatful you are to have him and what you have together and that you acknowledge your blessings. I don’t like that this happened to him and that you had to see him go through this. I hope all is well with him and with you. Please keep us updated. Sending you my best!
Thank you very much!
Omg! That sounded frightful! Glad he is well and alive. You’re so in love with him. I’ve no doubt he is in love with you too. It’s not time for him to go. Lots of good times ahead.