Its been a crazy week. If you follow me on IG, I am sure you are aware of everything but I wanted to update all of you too.
Matt went to the hospital on Friday evening and they admitted him. He hasn’t been able to feel his legs for a couple weeks now and on Friday his arms started going numb as well. I called the doctor and they told him to go the emergency room asap. He went and they got him right in, thank goodness. I wish I could have taken him but all the babies were sick and I didn’t have anyone to watch them either. It broke my heart not being with him because I know he was scared. I was able to get in touch with his mom so she met him and drove him the rest of the way and stayed with him for a while. His dad stayed with him the rest of the night and Saturday too. The nurses took him for a full body MRI that evening and said the results wouldn’t be back until the next day. My mom came in Saturday to help me with the sick babies and we took them to the doctor. Maddie and JP both had a double ear infection and Jocelynn had a fever virus. Sunday we woke up to them feeling a little better so I headed to the hospital to be with my man.
I stopped and got him some goodies and cards from the babies. I put it all in a superman bag because the kids look up to their daddy so much, he might as well be their superman. I walked into the room and wanted to cry because I missed him so much and was so worried. I crawled into the hospital bed with him and just hugged him and didn’t want to let go.
The doctor came in around 11 and said “Well, we have an answer”. I put my hand on Matt’s leg to get ready for the results. He said a disc was pressing against his spine and they needed to operate. He couldn’t tell us much because he wanted the neurosurgeon to explain it all. We were just so happy that we had finally gotten an answer as to why his legs have been numb and that it was “fixable”. Shortly after the doctor left the neurosurgeon walked in. He told us that his case was sever and they needed to operate immediately and he was glad Matt had came in when he did. He told us if we would have waited much longer that paralysis would have happened. My jaw dropped. I was terrified and it was so scary hearing those words. I thank God for the doctor who told Matt to go the ER when he did. After telling us all about the surgery and that it needed to happen ASAP the doctor left to find out a time he could do it. They ended up operating on him at 2 that day. I waited in the waiting room with Matts family and friends until we got word that everything went good.
Around 3:30 the doctor walked out and sat next to me and said “everything went great”. Phew! Praise the lord! I am not good at waiting at all and when he walked out and told us that I just wanted to give him a huge hug. He said the disc was huge but it came right out and he put a spacer in. We still couldn’t see Matt yet because he had to stay in recovery for an hour. We all went to the room and awaited his arrival. I have to say.. LONGEST wait of my life. I walked into the hallway and saw the nurses rolling my baby towards us. I am very good at holding my emotions in now but all I wanted to do was cry my eyes out with joy. He was ok. My husband, my very best friend, my life partner, was going to be ok. He even had feeling in his legs and felt great. I was so proud of him. I knew he was ok when he told me “Go get me a steak, they said I can have a steak”.
I’m so grateful that the doctors found this when they did and now all he has to do is heal. He has to be out of work for one month in order to let the bones heal and harden back together. It will be a long and hard month but if my baby is healthy, all is good and the Lord will take care of everything else.
We are home. We came home yesterday but Matt has strict orders not to lift anything over a gallon of milk. It is killing him not to be able to pick up his babies but he sits down and I hand them to him. They were all so happy to their daddy. Especially Madelynn. I have never seen a little girl love her daddy as much as she does. She had a pretty rough day yesterday and apparently all she needed was to be in her daddy’s arms. She fell asleep as soon as he started rocking her. Both of them were complete. We are all taking it day by day but couldn’t be more happy right now that everything will be ok.
Thank you all for praying for my husband.