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On Friday, May 27 at 4:30am Steve had a seizure and went into cardiac arrest. Lisa administered CPR and called 911. EMS was able to restore Steve's pulse and transported him to UNC Hospitals. In the ED he was put on an induced hypothermia protocol, which is used to improve neurological outcomes following cardiac events, and he was admitted to the Cardiac ICU.
We don't know why he had the seizure and arrest, as Steve has been completely healthy and has no vices. This was bizarre and completely unexpected.
I'm so sorry it has been forever since updating! It has been a very busy fall and the last 48 hours has been super busy. We found out about a month ago that Steve's fractured foot was not healing well and that the contractures were making things worse in his right foot. So, long story short, Steve had surgery today to release the tight tendons in his foot. It took about 2 hours and multiple releases, but he did really well and was able to come home. He is currently in minimal pain and resting comfortably. I was so proud of him because he was really nervous about the procedure and was having a lot of myoclonus up until today. However, once we got to the hospital, he calmed down and did great. We are so fortunate to have my brother and his family in town to celebrate Thanksgiving and keep the girls entertained during Steve's recovery:). Unfortunately, this week our 12 year old dog passed away after a sudden severe illness, so that has made this week extra challenging. On the bright side, Sarah quickly found an adorable, very similar looking dog online and he has become a great addition to the family in a short period of time.
We are so thankful for all of our friends, family, church, and loved ones! We hope you all have a wonderful week! Pray that Steve's foot heals well and that we keep everyone healthy. Praise God!