My daughters and my daughter-in law and I had planned to start out Mother's Day early Sunday by doing a 5k charity run/walk together (I would have been the walker). Our plans changed when my son-in-law, Brandon (Joanna's husband) ended up spending Saturday night in ICU at the hospital. I spent the night with their kids and my other daughter, Jill, helped me with them on Sunday.
On Saturday afternoon Brandon started having numbness on one side of his body, starting in his eye and ending up in his foot. Against his wishes he was finally talked in to going to urgent care and from there was sent to the hospital emergency room. Many tests later, they ruled out MS, a stroke (very unlikely in a 35 year old), heart problems and some other serious problems. His symptoms were gone by about 9 p.m., but the doctors wanted to watch him in ICU over night and do additional tests on Sunday morning. The still don't know what caused his symptoms but he is feeling fine now and will meet with a neurologist tomorrow. You can read the whole story on my daughter' blog http://harphouse.blogspot.com/ here. She tells it much better than I do.
Even though they didn't get home from the hospital until about 3:oo Sunday afternoon we were all able to pull it together to do a Mother's Day picnic that evening.
Brandon was more than glad to be outside playing baseball with the kids instead of in a hospital bed waiting for another test. We were all very grateful that he was feeling fine and that so many serious things had been ruled out.
We even thought to take a few pictures.
All the moms
Joanna, me, Jill and Leah