On Sunday, January 28th, after being home sick for several days, Scott was admitted to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton for what initially appeared to be flu-like symptoms. After several days of testing and lots of ups and downs, they discovered that Scott was suffering from a viral infection causing inflammation in his brain. This resulted in confusion, memory loss, loss of appetite and several episodes of seizures. Needless to say, a very difficult and scary time for us all.
On February 7th, Scott was transferred to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. Swedish has a very capable team of doctors with more experience in this type of illness. He was admitted to the ICU and put on a 24 hour EEG monitor right away to try to get more information about his seizures, changed his medications, put more of an emphasis on making sure he was eating enough and tried to increase his mobility – getting him out of bed and sitting up when they could.
On February 10th, they did another MRI which showed no additional swelling or inflammation but also no reduction in the swelling. And so, they finally moved him out of ICU – a huge milestone. They performed another spinal tap and MRI on Sunday (2/11/18) and we are waiting for those results.
The prognosis is still unclear at this point. It will be a long road ahead. Once he is stable and able to leave the hospital, he will need to continue with acute rehabilitation. We are praying for a full recovery.
I am overwhelmed and humbled by the support of our family and our friends. The prayers, the support, the food deliveries, ferry tickets, etc. – thank you! I will do my best to keep this updated. I know so many of you are praying for Scott and our family and care so very much. Please keep the prayers coming. I know they are helping!