Well guys I don’t have much of a Dancing with the Stars recap because my poor hubs was really sick last night. REAL sick! I was up almost the whole night checking on him and making sure he was ok. He started having really bad muscle cramps in his feet and legs from dehydration early this morning, it really freaked me out. He is doing better now.
Now, I am so protective of Drew and get freaked out easily when he gets really sick, with good reason. See Drew has had a lot happen to him over the years that we have dated. I haven’t really told any of it on my blog, but I decided to go ahead and share this story…….
On our first anniversary we went to Vail Colorado for a romantic ski trip with another couple. Talk about breathtaking! The resort was just gorgeous! I had never been skiing so I was pretty excited. Drew was a snowboarder, and had been quite a few times. Well on our first day out I was at Ski lessons and was getting a pretty good hang of it. After 5 hours (the lesson was 9) I was ready to head back to the room to relax, I didn’t want to work THAT hard on a vacation : ) Well when I was opening our room, the phone was ringing. I answered it and it was the other couple calling me to tell me that Drew was in the hospital and that he had broken his ankle. I freaked out. I jumped into the resorts bus and headed to the hospital. When I got there it was A LOT worse than i thought…. he had a compound fracture in his lower left leg…. NOT good. Drew was hooked up to pain meds and was about to head into surgery when I got there. I was in disbelief as was he. The surgery went great and he was released the day after…. but it got worse. We decided to stay the rest of the trip because we drove there and I knew that he wouldn’t make it in the car for 13 hours the day after surgery. THEN..Drew was allergic to EVERY pain med and got REALLY sick. I was on the phone with his actual doctor every day trying to get him something to ease his stomach and pain. When it came the day for us to leave we decided that it would be best if he flew home and I drove the car home. Drew recovered pretty quickly and has had no problem with that leg to this day… But the story doesn’t end here….
About 5 months later… I was at work and called Drew cell phone and his friend answered and said that Drew was at the Emergency Room and that I need to get there asap. They preceded to tell me that Drew’s heart stopped while he was working out and that someone had resuscitated him at the gym. You can imagine how I reacted. I went straight to the hospital and found Drew. It was the worst thing I have ever seen. I honestly cant even describe it. Drew was not out of the clear yet, but for some reason I turned into this strong women and would not let anyone make me think the worst (I know this was God’s doing). Drew was on so much medication that he couldn’t even talk when he was transferred to the ICU. I still knew deep down that he was going to be ok. I will not go into much detail on his stay but, he was in the hospital for a week and a half (I only left twice and that is because my mom and sisters made me). They did EVERY test possible to try to find out what happened to him. Immediately we all thought it was a blood clot from his leg, but they did not find anything to support that. (although it could have dissolved) At the end of all the tests, they found nothing wrong with his heart but they decided to put a defibrillator in. There has not been any signs of a heart murmur since that day. I know in my heart that this was an act of God and he was watching over Drew.
I have debated with myself on whether or not to tell this story, but these hard times brought me and Drew closer than ever and also our families. These experiences are apart of Drew and I and make us who we are today.
Here is an older pic of Drew and I : )
I hope everyone is having a great day! Please pray that Drew gets better soon!!!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!