At approximately 3 am, Nathan woke me with with the statement “I don’t know what’s happening.”
By the time I responded he had already fallen over in what seemed like a seizure. I tried to raise him because I couldn’t tell if he was vomiting, when raising failed I rolled him sideways. At that point the stiff twitches began to subside and he was trying to talk. I sat him up and propped him with pillows to run for a trash can in case he did vomit.
He was sweating profusely and I felt I needed to get him into the ER, but he was 3/4’s of the way through his nightly dialysis treatment.
I called the on call nurse to figure out what to do and how to get him disconnected.
Now I’m sitting waiting to get into the ER. Even though I know what happened, they are still functioning on Covid rules so I can’t go in until he is actually in an ER bed.
It seems like Triage would be even harder when the person doesn’t have full knowledge of what happened, and the person that does is stuck outside.
I’ll update when I know more. For right now I’m waiting in the van trying to calm myself back down. I have a full work schedule, and have to be at the clinic in a little over 5 hours. I’m hoping that they figure out what happened and release him before 8:30. Otherwise I’ve got no effing clue how I’m going to manage today.
May you never wake to a spouse in seizure. May your family be well and happy. May you have all the rest you need and easy solutions to complex situations.