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post #1 of 423 (permalink) Old 20-06-2019, 22:57 Thread Starter
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It is hard to believe

That my poor man can go through so much in just half a year, plus a whole year before that.

Where do I begin.
I rang the ward, the nurse asked if I could ring again in a few minutes because sister was busy. A few minutes later the doctor rang me.
It is the same as last time (5 years ago) , he is in intensive care, the nurses were concerned for me seeing him, but I told them I have seen it before.
He is tied to the bed, hands, feet and around his middle. He is unconscious, they have to sedate him because his movements are so violent and he should be still because of the artery they went though to plant the stent must not reopen.
He is sweating as I have never seen him sweat before, I asked them to take everything off him and the sister cut off the robe.
The doctor gave me a name for what it is, but I didn't take it in, I will ask again tomorrow.
What has caused it they don't know, but I suspect it has something to do with the colour they use. There is absolutely nothing I can do, he is not conscious, he is so disturbed its quite awful to see.

I sent an email to Professor Matschuck the surgeon who did the same operation 5 years ago with this result afterwards, who has become a friend, but he moved to another hospital in Dec., I had a reply when I got home, which is where I am by the way, he is at an important meeting, but said he will try to interact with Schwedt tomorrow.
The reason I am home is, this time I remembered my internet Wifi, but forgot the Kindle I am lost without that, no books to read and no contact with anyone.

On the way there I was stopped by an unmarked Police car, it pulled in front of me and the sign police follow flashing in his back window. I said "I hope you can speak English, I am on my way to see my husband who is in the intensive care" luckily he could, but I still had to show him my passport, drivers licence and vehicle ownership papers, stupid barstuard. Then I had to turn round, he had led me off the main road to a narrow side road. "Where can I turn round" "about 2 km. down this road, he must have thought this old biddy needs a lot of room to turn. Well this old biddy didn't, she found a field opening/lay-by a few meters along the road and did a three point turn there.

If anyone knows a white witch please tell her/him we need some help.
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Jan, I have to admit that I've not been following the problems that you and Hans have recently been having. Sorry. By reading your post you must be at your wits end. Hopefully Professor Matschuck can shed some light on your husbands predicament and advise the hospital what needs doing to bring the problem under control.
As for your run in with the local police I'm sure he thought he was following the correct procedure but unfortunately he could have been a bit more helpful. I do hope that things get easier for you and everything turns out well.

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Thanks Nick, it's all pretty unbelievable really, I don't know how we have stayed sane. I know he will be back to his old self in a few days, it's the days inbetween that are awful.

I forgot to say why I was stopped, he saw a motor home from the back with a German numberplate, GB sticker and a right hand drive, now that's really something to stop someone for. I knew I wasn't speeding because I had been following a lorry doing 40 miles an hour on at 100 km. 60 + a bit mph road.
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Oh Jan! How awful for you. At least they are doing all they can for poor Hans. Lets hope that this time next year it is all a distant memory for you. No White Witches here but sending lots of positive thoughts your way.
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Jeez Jan life can be sh1t at times, hang in there Jan he's a tough old dog, our thoughts are with you both and it's our hope for a speedy full recovery for Hans.

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A post I made on the very same scenario

Exactly the same as now.

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The worst week of my life
Thank you all for your replies.
The worst week of my life was in January last year when he made medical history.
As I said, Hans has a heart problem, he already had 1 stent and had the second last year. I was waiting for him to call me to say it was over, but had a call from a doctor instead telling me Hans had become very aggressive, was this normal. She said they had sedated him. Luckily the doctor spoke some English, but not enough for me to fully understand what was going on. I said I would come and insisted on seeing the Professor who performed the operation, I knew he spoke good English because he had worked in the UK. The hospital is 1 hours journey away.
As soon as the prof. told me while he was carrying out the procedure Hans said "I do not understand" I knew he had Migraine Aura. I was shocked when I saw Hans strapped to a bed. It had taken 4 medics to hold him down and that was the reason for the sadative which we were told afterwards was nearly enough to knock out an elephant. After the stent is inserted you need to lay perfectly still for 5 hours to allow the vein to fuze. He was knocked out for 3 days, he had no idea when he finally came round that he had lost 3 days.
It is still not known why the migraine caused the violant movement, the professor has searched all medical books etc, but found no explanation.
It was the only time I have felt alone whilst in this country.

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Just seen this Jan.

How awful for you both. Fingers crossed that Hans stabilises quickly.
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Update

I have just finished talking to a lady doctor who spoke good English.

Hans has had a CT brain scan to rule out bleeding, all clear.

She asked if they could do another scan using the contrast agent to rule out a stroke, I refused, I know its not a stoke and I am still not convinced this contrast agent doesn't have something to do with it, plus he has had migraine auras since he was 18 and they have been mistaken for strokes and CT scans taken, found the brain, with no damage.

I have just read the report I made in 2014 and keep in his medical folder and everything is identical, CT scan, Neurologist seeing him on several occasions as now.
If it runs the same course from now on he should be back in the land of the living by tomorrow midday and he won't have a clue what has happened.

I won't say I am relaxed about it, I will be very glad when tomorrow afternoon is here.

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Jan, I'm so sorry to hear this. What a dreadful time you're both having. I do hope your prognosis is correct and that Hans is completely over this episode very soon.
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A phone call from a doctor at 11pm last night.
He has pneumonia, is in an incubator with ventilator.
As I had drunk a couple of G&T's at that time I asked if it was urgent for me to go, the doctor said there is nothing I could do, he is still unconscious, although he said in a coma, but I assume it's the state he is in with the strong sedative he is given.
I wonder how he got pneumonia when he has had an oxygen mask on all the time? I thought it was a bug you breathed in.
Staying matter of fact and living in hope he will soon come round.

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