May 3, 2009: If you weren't aware, our great friend, Ted Waltmire, suffered a stroke a week ago. He was very smart to wake up Michelle and tell her he thought he was having a stroke. She was very smart to immediately call 911, at which point he was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. He was given t-PA (a clot busting drug), and then transferred to Central DuPage Hospital's Neuro ICU.
In case you are wondering who is writing this, I am a good friend of Ted's who has known him since we were both 15 years old, and got detentions together for sword-fighting with our rulers in Spanish class. I'm also an RN, so, here's the public service announcement: If you think you are having a stroke, CALL 911 RIGHT AWAY! Remember, TIME IS BRAIN. Michelle was a smart cookie. You can be, too. Okay, end of public service announcement.
So, at this point, Ted is now at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center in Wheaton, Illinois. He will be working very hard at Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and then will do it all over again!
In this blog, I will post updates from Michelle, and she and Ted can let us all know when he is up for visitors, when he would like to rest, etc. He will be kept really busy in rehab.
Also, please post your comments and get well wishes. Ted should be able to get on a computer soon. So, here's to THE MIGHTY TED!