Wednesday, March 4

More than a migraine

As I am writing this post at 1.07am, Clement is in TTSH having his minor operation done.

It turned out that his severe headache was more than a migraine. We got alarmed when the headache got worse today despite doubling up on his dosage of painkiller. Clement started to vomit, experience giddiness and lost the strength on his right limb. I drove him to see the GP again after school and he was referred to the A&E in TTSH immediately. A CT scan needed to do done urgently to see if it was just a migraine or could it be a stroke or something.

After seeing the doctor in TTSH, I proceeded to do the admission paper work while the neruo surgeon did the scan for him. It turned out that he had some bleeding/ blood clot on the left hand side of the skull. The surgeon said this was usually caused by knocking about 1mth to 2 weeks ago but I couldn't recall any incident of head banging. Anyway, fluid gathered at the clot area and put pressure on his brain, causing the acute headache and the lost of strength on the right limb. He needed to go on a minor surgery to drain off that fluid which was the root of the problem.

I stayed with him in the hospital until he was wheeled to the OT. I hope everything will be fine after the operation.

p/s: My MIL just sms-ed me to tell me that he's back to his ward and everything is ok. :))))) She took over me and waited for him to come out of the OT while I came home to rest...

17 voices:

absolutfaith said...

Oh no! Good thing you guys (+ the doc) acted quickly and discovered the root cause. Wishing Clement a speedy recovery, and you continue being strong as you always have! Keeping you guys in our prayers.

stardust said...

So shocked to hear about this. Was it due to sandcastles event?

Wishing Clement a speedy recovery and rest well.

Lydia said...

How scary... hey, I was praying for your hubby around that time! I logon last nite around 12am expecting to see your bento#70 and maybe a little update on Clement... when I didn't see any post, I just felt I needed to uphold you guys in prayer!

Thank God that everything is OK now. My DH had a minor op last year so I understand how you feel, Angie. He is in good Hand, so don't worry! :)

viv said...

oh so sad... thank God it was detected early, is there anything we can help? will be keeping your family in prayers

Viana said...

Oh so shocked to hear this, hope clement is fine by now.

Shana said...

Really a blessing that it was detected early. Hopes everything is well and Clement will be discharge soon.

Angie said...

thanks, our friends!

Clement is much better now. he is able to eat his breakfast this morning. :)

will keep you all updated.

Lydia said...

Can eat means good! YAY!! :):)

levine said...

Wish Clement a speedy recovery and rest well and not forgetting J-mama too needs rest also ya!

Meekfreek said...

I'm so glad Clement is ok. What a scare! You must have been freaking out. Will pray for his speedy recovery.

When can he come home?

Take care...

The Lim Family said...

Oh mine!
Wish Clement Get Well soon and yap have a speedy recovery too.

You take care and rest well too.

Elizabeth & Kenise said...

Wish Clement get well soon.

totoro12 said...

Wishing Clement a speedy recovery.

Angeline said...

Oh my! This came too sudden. What a shock!!!!

Speedy recovery, Clement!
*big hugs* to Angie.

Jocelyn11 said...

Glad to know that Clement is getting better now.
You must take care and rest well too Angie.

小的 said...

I wish all is well for Clement.
Pls take care!

Aces Family said...

Hi Angie,

Just read the blog and i believe by now Clement should be on the road of recovery.

Wow...what a scare it has been. This is a lesson - Not to take thing lightly, especially on the head.

Best regards,
Astee