When the neurologist came in this morning and asked if there had ever been anyone in David's family who'd had a stroke at an early age (20s and 30s); we knew the conversation we'd just overheard in the hall about a young stroke victim was about David.
In December, David had severe vertigo during a chiropractic adjustment. He couldn't stand up; he couldn't stop throwing up; the whole room was spinning and his vision was blurred. After an ambulance trip to UK, the doctor's in the ER dismissed it as something in his inner ear. No tests other than cognitive. They sent him home with some valium and said to see the ENT within a week. The ENT said nothing was wrong with his ears and ordered and MRI, which ended up showing damage in the cerebellum area of the brain. So he was sent to the neurologist, which is where we ended up today.
I can't really wrap my mind around all this yet. I'm worried of course, who wouldn't be? But I'm also mad at the same time that the ER doctors didn't at least run some tests. They obviously just didn't think it could be stroke since he's only in his 30s. David's facing a barage of tests over the next few weeks...blood work...CT with angiogram and an echocardiogram. In the meantime, the neuro just told him to eat healthy and take an aspirin a day. It just seems that everything needs to move faster so we'll know what caused the stroke and learn how to prevent it from happening again.
So today I have no insight, I'm just confused.