Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Family Update

Good Morning to Cousin Carol and all other family and friends that I know are looking for updates on my brother Robin’s condition.

This is Robin’s “adventure” as I heard it from him while he was in a very heavily medicated state. It all started about 2 weeks ago with a simple cough. With the the cough Robin felt something pop in the back of his head. This brought on what he describes a the worst head ache he has ever experienced. That head ache has stayed with him only letting up for short periods. He still has it.

If you know Robin you will know it would have to be something very major to get him to go to the hospital. A week of this headache did it. First trip to the ER sent him home with muscle relaxants.  A return trip to the ER and this time a major heart attack was the diagnosis.

Friday morning He was transfered here to Winnipeg. Here he under went an angioplasty and had 3 stents placed in his heart. That part seemed to go well even though a 1 hour procedure turned into 3 hours. Afterwards we were shown a map of his heart showing where the stents were place and other blockages in his heart. I was conserned as it showed at least 4 other arteries as being 100% blocked. I questioned the nurse about that and she indicated only that it would be explained by the Doctor who would be coming around shortly. As it turned out the doctor was rushed into another emergency procedure and we never did get to talk to him.

Again I questioned the nurse who indicated likely those were small arteries and blood flow was complensated by alternate routes. She would ask the doctor to stop by Robin’s room and explain things later. Huh, never happened. It was then said all could be explained by his doctor back in Dauphin.

Yesterday we had a wicked Manitoba winter blizzard but the ambulance arrived at drove him back to Dauphin. Still with his head ache. Follow up tests will be done to treat that. Which likely means he will be back here in Winnipeg shortly to see a neurologist.

9 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Family Update

  1. shirley says:

    Thanks for the update Bill! Sounds like you still a lot of unanswered questions.I hope the doctor in Dauphin can supply all the unknowns. Anyway, I’ll bet both Robin and Debbie were happy to have you there. It can be very tiring playing the waiting game so hope you got some rest as well. Sending love and prayers for Robin and hope they find a solution for the headache – soon. Very quiet here by comparison,Jillian has one more exam this week, Reg and I have nothing to complain about, and Jaclyn is backpacking in Auckland before heading to Australia. We still manage to keep busy, school doesn’t seem to slow down until June 30!
    Take care

    Hey there cousin Shirley. I am glad to hear everything is going well. Here it will just take a little time and things will sort themselves out also

  2. Gloria says:

    Good Morning Bill,
    Thanks very much for the update. I echo Shirl’s comments. Great to have you there looking out for eveyone, and hope relief for the headache comes soon. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sounds like you guys did get some nasty winter weather
    Too bad we are not there to shovel for you, and lend an ear to people passing by.

    Take Care,

    Morning cousin Gloria, really nice to hear from you. Be glad you are not here today. We are having the worst storm so far. I would indeed have you using the snow shovel, well maybe not until it lets up a little. lol. It would be nice to see you though

  3. Mel says:

    Father…please continue to take good care of Robin and all those who love him. Amen

    (((((( Bill )))))))

    Yup–keep looking for answers to the questions you have.
    *thinking of all of you*

    Thank you Mel

  4. shirley says:

    Good morning Bill. Thanks for taking the time to chat last night as I know you were tired! Love your blog but there is nothing like the sound of your voice! Keep thinking positive –
    Sending warm thoughts and prayers!

    Hi cousin Shirley, I thank you for calling it was great being able to chat as we did. I thank you for the kind thoughts and good wishes. I hope we will get to see you here in Winnipeg soon.

  5. Doraz says:

    Thank you for the update Bill. I do agree that you all need to stay on top of those doctor’s and get the answers you need! Keep strong.

  6. Cat says:

    That is really scary, Bill! I certainly hope you get those questions answered soon. I will be keeping Robin in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. summerrain63 says:

    Will keep your brother in my thoughts and prayers…wish your family had gotten a few more answers…frustrating I am sure but..sounds like things may get better for him soon…

  8. Irene says:

    Dear Bill,
    I was just checking in to see if there was more news. Waiting for answers, no matter if they’re good or bad, is excruciating. Once you get an answer, then decisions or a plan of attack/defense can be made, but until then…love and light going out to everyone in your family. And please take the time to take care of yourself, Wiseman.

  9. Mel says:

    Yeah……what Irene said.

    *thinking of you and yours–and praying*

    ((((((((((( Bill )))))))))))

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