Merry Christmas to you all - send a few extra prayers and good thoughts

  • Dearest friends,

    Many of you know my husband became a quadriplegic 7 years ago while training for a triathalon. He was hit by a car while on his bike. Life has been very good for us despite a number of challenges. We are now facing another one.

    Darrel had a seizure on Wednesday evening. He was admitted to our local, smaller hospital. They felt that it might have been based on a med he takes (he has to take quite a few). We saw our family doctor yesterday and he was concerned/worried that Darrel still seemed very 'punch drunk' - had not improved - memory still very bad, could not keep on track with a conversation, and his speech seemed very slow and thick. Our family doctor suggested we take him to a bigger hospital.

    We did that last night, and he has been admitted into the hospital for testing. They are also not comfortable that he has not gotten better after the seizure, as the seizure was not huge. So, they'll be running a number of tests on his brain and will also do a spinal tap. He is in decent spirits. He is a fighter.

    I just wanted to tell you guys this so you can keep him in your thoughts/prayers/whatever you do to keep good energy in the cosmos. I truly believe that good thoughts make a huge difference when someone needs help.

    Finally, you have all been wonderful friends since I have joined this forum. I have learned so much from all of you wonderful people. May you all enjoy the most heartwarming, fun and joyous times over the holiday season. Hug those you love. Let the spirit of the holiday season touch your hearts.


    p.s. Kipawa has some lovely presents to open tomorrow from some very special basenjis and their wonderful Mom and Dad!

  • Oh Fran, that is hard, especially at Christmas. All my best wishes for his speedy and complete recovery. Do take care of yourself. I hope you have the best Christmas possible.


  • positive vibes sent your way… and i'm sure kipawa will be doing all he can to comfort you as well. hoping for a quick recovery!

  • Fran, all of us here are sending wondeful thoughts your way. I am very sorry to hear that this has happened. You guys take care and have a Happy holiday. I hope your hubby's tests all come back clean and everything will be fine. You will be in our thoughts.

  • You, your family and the doctors will certainly be in my prayers and thoughts that modern medicine (or ancient Chinese medicines) will soon help you hubby mend.

  • Our thoughts and prays are with you!! may this special time of year bring some bring nothing but goodness your way! xo Sonny & Lisa

  • Tanza Kids, Ted and I are sending cyber hugs, good thoughts and prayers to all of you. May Darrel soon be on the road to recovery.

  • First Basenji's

    Healing thoughts and lots of love to your brave family.

  • Fran, I'm sorry to hear about your husband. We'll keep him, and you, in our thoughts and prayers. Please keep up up-to-date on his progress.

  • Still thinking about you
    in snowy Colorado!

    Please check in with us and let us know how everyone is doing.

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  • Sorry to hear of your difficulties. I hope that your husband recovers quickly and completely from his illness.

    I hope you had a nice Christmas with little Kipawa despite life's current challenges.

  • Prayers sent. You in in our thoughts. You are in our prayers this day and every day until we get the word that they are no longer needed!

  • Hope he is now showing signs of improvement. Prayers continuing both for him and you.

  • I wish your husband a fast recovery. You are both in our thoughts and prayers..

  • Oh Fran, I hope Darrel is improving and will be home soon. Hugs to you and Kipawa, I'm sure he misses his Dad as much as you do.

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