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Old 11-12-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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Mary Kay (PERetired) hospitalized

Yesterday afternoon while at our daughter's place in San Jose Mary Kay had what appears to have been a stroke. She got to the hospital very quickly and they started running tests. The symptoms were slurred speech and lack of control on left jaw and arm and hand. After they did the MRI which was normal they decided to discharge her.

As she was dressing to leave she had another attack! They admitted her immediately and began to run some more tests. Today they completed the tests and all were negative. So they actually discharged her this afternoon.

She will stay overnight at our daughter's and my brother, Larry, and her brother, Greg, will go to San Jose and bring her and her car home.
After some thinking and rethinking I decided to not add to her stress. If I were to drive home I could very well cause more stress for her. She would probably be worrying about me the whole drive home.

Anyway she should be home tomorrow evening. I have talked with her several times and she sounds great! I think she may have been given a warning. Hopefully the meds and the reduced stress will keep her from having any further such events.

Our goal is still to see everyone at the Quartzsite gathering this coming January.

Dennis

UPDATE:
It is Friday evening about 6pm. Just got off the phone with Mary Kay. She is on her way home. Her brother is bringing her home. She will be home in a little over an hour.

We want to thank everyone for their obvious concern and caring. The MOC family is simply the BEST!

It is absolutely frightening to get "THAT" phone call. I can only imagine how scary it must have been from Mary Kay's point of view.

As my brother described his stroke. He could feel the arm going numb from the fingers up and he had no idea where or when it would stop! He could only say a few words and they were not the ones he needed to explain his situation. Fortunately the folks he was with guessed what had happened and got him to hospital within an hour or just a little over. Thankfully he had a 99.9% recovery and it appears Mary Kay will be in that same range!

We are truly blessed.

Dennis
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:04 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about Mary Kay. I hope that she continues to get better. Annie & I will keep both of you in our prayers.
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:33 PM   #3
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Dennis,

We were both shocked to hear about Mary Kay and hope that she can get this under control right away. It's so fortunate that she was able to get to the hospital quickly. When time is on our side, the body has so much better a chance of healing.

Our thoughts are with you,

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Old 11-12-2009, 06:41 PM   #4
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Holy Cow Dennis!!!! I'm sorry to hear about Mary K, I am glad to hear she is comming home. are the doctors going to do more test on her to find out what caused this to happen? they certanly should.

Georgia would be sitting there and go limp, it turned out that she had her blood pressure drop down to like nothing, and faint, she now is on medication to build it up the pressure and another to regulate it to normal. almost like taking a upper and a downer at the same time.

Get well Mary K


We'll see you and Mary K at Q-site

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Old 11-12-2009, 08:24 PM   #5
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Great to hear that while it was scary, it apparently wasn't too serious. Hospitals are not good places to be unless you work there.

Give Mary Kay our best wishes!!!!
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:01 PM   #6
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Sorry to hear about Mary Kay,we know she'll be fine.
Give her a hug for us Dennis and our best wishes,she's in our prayers.
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:28 PM   #7
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Dennis, that is really scary! Having a stroke is bad enough, but having the symptoms and not knowing why must be worse. Make sure she sees a good neurologist and give her our best.
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:38 PM   #8
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Dennis, sorry to hear of the dilemma.
Glad everything appears to be normal and she is coming home.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:19 AM   #9
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Dennis,
We've added Mary Kay to our prayer list.

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Old 11-13-2009, 01:44 AM   #10
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Oh my, how scary. We will be waiting to hear further Dennis as we say our prayers for you both.

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Old 11-13-2009, 02:20 AM   #11
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Dennis,
We are so sorry to hear of Mary Kay's troubles. We will keep her in our prayers. It sounds like you were right on top of things by getting to the hospital so quickly. We are hopeful that they diagnose, and treat this problem and you guys can put all of this behind you. Looking forward to seeing you both at Quartzsite.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:48 AM   #12
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We are hoping Mary Kay will not have any future episodes and that all is well with her. Please let her know we are thinking of her and that we will see you two in January. Take good care of her.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:53 AM   #13
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Dennis, please tell Mary Kay that we have her in our prayers. We're so glad she is recovering rapidly. Both of you take care, now, and have a wonderful time at Quartzite.

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Old 11-13-2009, 03:03 AM   #14
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Oh my, we are hoping for the best and looking forward to seeing you both a Q.
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:13 AM   #15
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Dennis, you and Mary Kay are in our thoughts and prayers.
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We will be sending good thoughts Mary Kay's way. Sure hope they find what is wrong and fix it.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:23 AM   #17
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Dennis,

How scary and to still not know the cause even scarier. You and Mary Kay are in our thoughts and prayers.

We are also looking forward to seeing both of you at Quartzsite.

What would we do if Buddy isn't there to keep the big dogs in line?

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Old 11-13-2009, 05:33 AM   #18
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Dennis,
We're glad to hear Mary Kay is doing better. Hopefully they can pinpoint the problem
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:37 AM   #19
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Dennis, You and Mary Kay are in our prayers. Hope the doctors can get a handle on what happened.
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We will keep you and Mary Kay in our thoughts and prayers.
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