Friday, October 15, 2010

Today started off bad.

As I was driving Amy to clinic this morning, she was telling me she did not feel right. Just as she was saying the words she began to have a seizure. Thankfully I was able to get off the main road on to a side road , stop the car and get around to her fairly quickly. The seizure probably did not last that long, but seemed like an eternity. After it was over, she was confused and looked up at me and ask what in the world I was doing? The last thing she remembered was me driving then all of a sudden I'm standing beside her on the passenger's side of the car. I am so thankful she does not remember any of it. We proceeded to the clinic, and I called them to report what had happened and as I pulled in front of the clinic several nurses and a doctor were there to help me. The staff at the ABMT Clinic is amazing and I have grown to love and respect them all. The staff checked Amy over and decided to admit her to the hospital. Amy has not had any more seizure activity and has rested well and feels okay. Its nice that they are giving her IV medications which keeps her pain under control. Michael brought her some of her favorite banana popsicles to the hospital, we watched a few Law and Order reruns and had a great visit with my sister Mary Beth (my other sister Genie comes tomorrow :). Thankfully the day ended better than it began.
*We would like to ask for prayers - there are some very tough decisions to be made.
Like Amy has said, we cannot thank you enough for all the thoughts, prayers, emails, cards, letters, phone calls, visits, support, ... over the 19 months.
Thank you,


  1. What a trooper you are, and what a mom and husband you have! I know mom had a terrifying drive to clinic, but thank goodness, the day has turned out much better and you are getting the fluids and meds you need. I hope you have a great weekend with your aunts and will be able to go home tomorrow. You are our angel, your followers love you. Prayers for you, my dear. Love you bushels. Grandma

  2. Hi Amy and Company! I'm so sorry you've had such a rough week, but we're definitely continuing in prayer for each of you. Jennifer

  3. Kathy: I know that had to be terrifying for you and for Michael and everyone. It was terrifying to hear when that happened. I am so glad you are with Amy at all times while Michael strives to make a secure future for he and Amy and your strength, support and, especially, love for your daughter are so amazing. You and Amy know you have a support system in all of us but I want to keep reminding you of that. Anything you need or ask of us, we will do if at all possible! I love you, think of you and pray for you always. Love, Robbie

  4. Kathy,
    As always, I send my love, hugs and prayers...
    I love you,

  5. Kathy, Amy, Michael, & Greg -
    I hope you can actually feel our prayers going up for you -- we are praying to God for you from the heart! We will especially pray tomorrow in church.
    God's blessings be upon you all, and may God guide you in your decision making!!
    Isaiah 41: 10 -- "do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand."

  6. dear amy,

    jmu is truly proud of you today.... i've ridden in a car drven by your mom but i never would have thought of the old i'm having a seizure get her to slow down much less pull over to a complete stop.....thats genius...can i borrow that one the next time kathy "mario andretti" vess is behind the wheel???

    on a serious glad to hear everything turned out ok at the abmt clinic...
    gotta run to work but you'll be in our thoughts and prayers.....xoxoxoxoxox

  7. Dear Amy and Family,

    Just want you to know that all of you continue to be in our family's thoughts and prayers.

    With love,
    The Pillows