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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.
The girls and I hunkered down for the last 24 hours without a nurse after getting about 9 inches of snow (according to our homemade snow-meter). Praise God that we haven't lost power and even more by a phone call this afternoon from the nursing company. Not one but two nurses were willing to drive the hour to our house this afternoon and stay in the area for the next few days until the snow melts. I am so thankful to have the help! I finally got to play in the snow with the girls this afternoon (see attached picture). I'm looking forward to sleeping peacefully tonight. Thank you for all of your prayers and phone calls offering support!