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Monday, July 20, 2015

I Thought I Lost Everything Today

My husband left for San Diego last week on Thursday and he was supposed to return home today. We were in constant communication all this time and our last communication was sometime in the early evening yesterday. I thought it was strange that he didn't call me last night and it was a bit suspect that he didn't call me at all today. I tried calling him many a times but it went straight to voice mail. I thought maybe his phone was out of charge, which is completely possible since he can be careless about those of things. So I tried my best to push away any negative thoughts and at around 2:00 p.m., I went to the airport to pick him up after confirming that his flight had landed. When I got there, I circled around the terminal several times but he was not there. I started to panic. I went to the parking area and called family members to check if he had called them about a change of plan but that wasn't the case. The airline cannot confirm whether he boarded the flight or not without a confirmation number so I had to rush home to get the necessary information needed to obtain that information. That ride home was the bleakest moment of my life as dread and fear overwhelmed me. He had never missed his flight without telling someone about it. I was bracing myself for the worst. I was crying all the way home with Yoshi on the passenger's seat, just sitting there looking at me.

While I was on the phone with the airline representative, suddenly, I received a call from my husband. It turned out he has been hospitalized because he fell and injured his head last night. Why I didn't get a phone call about this last night from the him nor the hospital staff is something that I will figure out later, but I was so relieved to finally hear from him. He said that there was some blood in his brain and his eyes but there was no real damage done. They are just keeping them in the hospital to run some tests on him and to make sure that he is okay before letting him go. So everything seems fine at the moment but of course I am still nervous. I am just waiting for him to call me back with an update. He kept saying that everything is fine but that gave me little comfort. I just want him to be home, hopefully very soon. I will update this post as things progress.

Update Note: 07/21/2015 7:18 a.m. - There was some blood in his brain when he was first admitted. As of this morning, the bleeding has stabilized and the neurosurgeon said that there is no neurological damage. He will be moved out of ICU today. I suggested that I would fly over to San Diego to take care of him but he was very adamant that I don't do that.

10:45 a.m. - They have decided to keep him in ICU for another day because they want to do another CAT scan tomorrow. The last scan result looked good but they want to have two consecutive good results just to make sure. So things are at a standstill today until tomorrow.

07/22/2015 12:00 p.m. - I learned today that he actually has a fracture on his right eye socket, causing that area to be swollen. I thought he only had some bleeding there so whenever I talked to the staff, I have never asked about the eye situation specifically. My husband of course didn't reveal that to me himself. He is getting very upset because I am trying to convince him that I should be down there. He threatened to leave the hospital if I go see him. He's just that type of guy. I talked to my father-in-law for advise - we were contemplating me just going there without his knowledge - we agreed that I just stay put. All this waiting is killing me inside. I am doing my best to just clear my head and calm my heart, hoping for the best. It's hard to do normal things when the person you love is hospitalized in some other city.

07/23/2015 11:15 a.m. - They may release my husband tomorrow morning. The nurse informed me that he was a bit out of it this morning but the doctor came to check on him and he was okay. They said he was just getting agitated for being in the hospital for too long and needed to catch up on his sleep. He was walking up and down the unit hall last night to ensure that he is okay to walk. I haven't talked to him since yesterday morning and even when he was awake when I did my check up call, he didn't want to talk to me. I asked my father-in-law to keep a direct communication with him since he seems to be avoiding me. It hurts to not be able to speak with him directly but I understand if I was causing him much stress. I want to be with him and I want to take him home. Most of all, I just want him to be okay.

07/24/2015 4:50 p.m. - My husband has been discharged from the hospital. His flight back is not until tomorrow morning. I am looking forward to his safe return...

07/25/2015 2:00 p.m. - I picked up my husband from the airport this morning. He is home now. It is going to take some time for his full recovery but I am happy that he is here.

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