Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Oh, yeah....that fainting thing....

It was a wonderful weekend, that ended so horribly. For the second time, Curtis has had a fainting episode.

Once was no big deal. Off to the doctor he went, to find out his triglycerides, glucose and cholesterol levels were all high. We have been making adjustments to his diet. No refined sugars, flours...lots and lots of exercise. This Weight Watchers thing has played in very nicely, until Sunday night.

We were in the movie theater, watching Knocked Up, engaging each other in laughter, when I looked over and knew exactly what was going on. See, this happened once before about 2 months ago. He could no longer engage me except for with a nod of his head, and I immediately went into action. I asked the gentleman behind me (oh, he was so kind! I wish I could thank him now) to help me and he ran to get the manager. I picked up the soda, and began to pat his face with ice. "Wake up...please, wake up!!" Finally, he did. In a daze, and not knowing what had just happened, or where we were, we walked out of the theater. And then I threw up...I was just so scared.

There is nothing more freaky than watching your spouse pass out right in front of you. And the worst part, is that we now know this is a problem. One time was acceptable, but two times is not.

I fear this is diabetes, although my Dad would be telling me that I am not the doctor, so don't go diagnosing him!! It has to have something to do with his blood sugar, because when it happened the first time, I don't think he had eaten enough. This time, he was mowwing down on Skittles and Butterfinger in the movie theater.

Keep him in your thoughts and prayers. And if you are a family member, and we have not told all of this to you yet, I apologize for you having to read it here. We are still waiting on a diagnosis from the doctor's office.

6 comments:

Scott and Rach said...

thinking of you...

Elizabeth said...

I hope everything is OK. We will be praying for you guys!

Tony said...

Em,

There is nothing worse than the waiting.

You and your husband are in our prayers.

Tony

Amanda said...

I hope you find out soon!!!! Thinking of you!

Amy Carroll said...

I can't even imagine Em. You two are both in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that the diagnosis comes soon!

anne at annenahm.com said...

That sounds worrisome. Hope everything resolves safely and with the least pain-in-the-butt type information.