Doing The Happy Dance.. My Sweetie Is Doing Better

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Susan D. 's Comment
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I know I've barely been on there the last week. It's been a nightmare from hell. My sweetie and I were on vacation getting land cleared etc. last week.

We were to both go back to work this past Monday, but last Sunday, Michael became suddenly very very sick and almost died. Hes been in the ICU here for a week and was on a ventilator. He's much improved and came off the ventilator yesterday.

Its going to take a little time before he's able to return back to work. He felt bad last Sunday morning and asked me to take him to urgent care and I did. He was diagnosed with the flu and I brought him home. Within 3 hours he didn't know who he was (or anyone else) and couldn't speak real words.. just garbled random syllables so I called an ambulance.

He had meningitis and also has pneumonia. They aggressively treated him with antibiotics and antivirals when he got in the ER because there wasn't enough time to figure out if it was bacterial or viral so was treated for both. They strongly suspected west nile, but couldn't prove or disprove it because of the aggressive meds, his spinal tap cultures weren't growing anything.

Anyway, he's really weak but back to his regular old self and they're hoping to be able to let him come home tomorrow. It was just awful because legally, I'm nothing. Ironically just last week we had discussed having a power of attorney drawn up for both of us this week. It took me a day to contact his mother who is legal next of kin and despite her own chronic illness, was able to come to Kentucky for a couple of days but had to go back to SW Georgia last Wednesday.

After all the hefty drugs had worn off and he was well oriented and talking yesterday, he surprised me. Said we really need to take care of this immediately and asked me to marry him. He's my best friend and soul mate so yes, we're getting married.

I really need to get back to work but west side is going to keep me very close so I can take my 10s here frequently. They've been fantastic, allowing me to park my truck and stay with him, so maybe by Tuesday, depending on whether he can drive himself to the doctor or whatever around town, I'll try to get back to work.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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Wow, that's serious!

Really glad to hear he's better. Happy wedding to you!

Rob T.'s Comment
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That is a ton of great news! Glad to hear he's doing much better and congratulations on the engagement! That's awesome that west side is being so flexible with you, goes to show the extra perks top tier drivers receive

Banks's Comment
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I'm glad he's doing better, Susan. It's a great thing that you can take your 10s close to home and they're willing to work with you. Thankfully, this happened now and not when we was alone. Glass half full kind of deal. Health always come first. I wish you guys all the best.

G-Town's Comment
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Wow...bad news; really good news and great news!

Best wishes for a happy life!

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Susan

Wow what weird thing to happen when you on home time working on your place. But great news he's better, and congratulations on your upcoming nuptials.

Raptor

Rick S.'s Comment
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Congrats...

Glad he's doing better...

Rick

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Wow, Susan, what a scare. Glad everything worked out. Best wishes for both of you.

Peter M.'s Comment
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So happy he’s doing better. Thank God.

Turtle's Comment
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Best wishes, Susan!

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