It wasn't a seizure...

We saw three neurologists today and they all say that it was highly unlikely that what happened to Pablo last night was a seizure. They think it was a mini-stroke - a TIA (transient ischemic attack). TIA is a change in the blood supply to a particular area of the brain. The most frequent symptoms include temporary loss of vision, difficulty speaking, weakness on one side of the body, and numbness or tingling, usually on one side of the body. The neurologists all said it isn't common for someone Pablo's age to have a TIA after surgery.

Not sure when he's coming home now. An MRI has been scheduled for Monday to maybe find the cause of the TIA.

Pablo is so disappointed.Yesterday, he was his normal self. Today his left eye is droopy, he has no energy, his head is killing him, he is having a hard time talking and he was just really out of it all day. He was sure he was going home today and instead, he felt like he did Tuesday and Wednesday. Yesterday was too good to be true and now a mini-stroke. I was so angry today. Angry that things took a bad turn. Angry that things could still go really wrong. I just want Pablo to get better. I don't want any more shit to happen. We've been dealt enough shit and I can't handle anymore. I'm not sure how much more Pablo can take either.

I don't know what more to say...I'm too pissed off and I just want to cry.


  1. Praying for all of you

    Hugs xoxo

  2. Hang in there Julia (and Pablo too)! You guys are troopers!
    I come here MULTIPLE times everyday hoping to see some good news. I'm starting to think that they will block me at work ;-)

    Thinking of you!

  3. ((((((Julia+Pablo)))))),

    You guys have been on an absolute roller coaster for the past couple of weeks.

    I can only imagine what kind of hell you're in right now. I would take away all of the pain and fear in a minute ...

    Try to stay in the moment, Julia ... hug your kids, cuddle your cats, and love on your husband. Find a real quiet place and get down on your knees and thank G-d for your kids and for your husband's life and for your own life. Don't let yourself get all wrapped up in the fear and the negative energy from others.

    ((((((Pablo+Julia)))))), feel the prayers and love and healing thoughts surrounding you both and your kids. Julia, you've brought a lot of attention to your husband ... from all over the world ... let that positive energy surround your entire family and keep you all healthy and safe. Feel it. And BELIEVE in it.

    BIG HUGS (and prayers and love).


  4. Gosh what a pile of shit :( I'm angry for you too. I've never commented on your blog before but just wanted to say I'm reading and anxious for you all. Sending healing thoughts all the way from Sydney. Suzette xoxo

  5. Thank you Keren, Sabrina, Barb and Suzette!

    (Sabrina, I'm surprised they haven't blocked this blog yet...I hope they don't though)

  6. Julia, been following this terrible story & so sorry to hear that Pablo has had this set back. Recovery from these things is like walking a tightrope & no matter how good someone is feeling you always have to give respect to the fact that they've just had major major surgery - it's rare to skip away from something like that. With the love and support of your family, Pablo & you and your kids will get through this, just like our family got through my dad being treated for cancer (it was not smooth sailing). Keep breathing deep, make sure he takes it easy no matter what & know that there are loads of people you've never met rooting for you guys.



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