July 13, 2005

Help For Lil Bro

Last night I got a somewhat disturbing voicemail from my dad...seems Lil Bro was at work yesterday and just passed out for no good reason.* He hit his head on a filing cabinet, chipped a tooth, and put a big gash in his forehead. At the hospital his blood pressure was only 95/50...and he's 6'3"...

I had a similar episode happen to me when I was in college. I've had dizzy spells for years but this time I actually passed out in the shower. I came within inches of hitting my head on the sink as I fell out of the shower and ended up with massive bruises all over the left side of my body. I was scared shitless...but the guy I was dating didn't think I needed to go to the hospital. I had seen a neurologist before that but he couldn't explain what was making me nearly pass out and remain so weak. Despite continued dizziness, I haven't passed out since then.

Hopefully docs can find an answer to what made Lil Bro go down...otherwise I think we are both destined to have it happen again. I am worried about him though...he has never experienced this before and can't yet recognize the warning signs enough to keep himself from getting hurt. Please keep him in your thoughts and pray they can figure this out before he gets seriously injured.

*I haven't asked about if he had eaten, but I assume I would have been told if that was a contributing factor.

Posted by Princess Cat at July 13, 2005 07:40 AM @ 07:40 AM in Ok, I'm Serious Here // Permalink | TrackBack

My prayers for you and your brother. Not to scare you but I had a friend die a couple of years ago because he had these fainting spells all his life. He passed out one day and fell into a swimming pool. He drowned because he was by himself. Please be careful and swim with a buddy.

Posted by: assrot at July 13, 2005 08:48 AM

Of course! Our warmest wishes for good health and an end to your fainting spells.

Posted by: Victor at July 14, 2005 07:43 AM