Dear friends and other interesting creatures,
A few days ago @SirNoid said he had a constant headache. He stopped drinking Coke (2l a day) two weeks ago so I didn’t pay much attention as you will show signs of withdrawal. The headache has steadily increased and him asking for pain killers isn’t normal.
Yesterday his lip felt kinda numb on the one side. Looked a bit weird. We went to Douglas’s cricket match and he fell asleep on me. I am a lovely pillow. He woke up and his eye on the opposite side was drooping. He looked really worrying and when I insisted, he didn’t fight me on the hospital decision.
Naturally my first thought is stroke. I took him to Milpark and after spending 5 hours at the hospital, blood tests, ECG, brain scans, drips with steroids and pain meds, etc he was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy.
Watching him literally change physically in front of my eyes was scary. I love him. I don’t want anything bad you happen to him. I don’t want to be without him. I was panicked, worried. My phones was dead (both phones and Galaxy pad) so it wasn’t nice feeling cut off from the world. My people live there!
Picked up supper for Douglas and Jenna-Lee home where big sister, @kylajeanv took over (Thank you babe) as they had already been waiting in the car for some time. One less worry.
@SirNoid is in good spirits laughing it off while making incredibly weird sounds when he smokes. I hope he will give that up next. His speech is also a but affected, so at times he slurs. A bag of meds later, we home. Dion refuses to take time off work and his main talking point remains Clash of Clans. So besides a “funny face”, he is his usual self.
Dr have said it was caught in the first 72 hours which is great and he has a 50/50 chance off recovery fully.
Bell’s palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from a dysfunction of the cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve) causing an inability to control facial muscles on the affected side. Often the eye in the affected side cannot be closed. The eye must be protected from drying up, or the cornea may be permanently damaged resulting in impaired vision. In some cases denture wearers experience some discomfort. The common presentation of this condition is a rapid onset of partial or complete paralysis that often occurs overnight. In rare cases (80%). It is named after Scottish anatomist and Edinburgh graduate Charles Bell, who first described it.
I wish you enough