Talk to Us Tuesday-The One Where Match Passes Out

[As a joke on Kevin, Ed and Eddy announce a booster shot for the school. Upon hearing this and seeing some of Eddy’s mind games, Kevin collapses]
Nazz [to Kevin]: Dude, are you okay? –Ed, Edd, ‘n Eddy

I’m linking up with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

This past Wednesday I was doing my usual thing: puttering around the house, doing some laundry, blogging, tidying up the house, when Match called. He had been at a conference for work, so I assumed he was calling during the lunch break.

DG: “Hey sweetie what’s up?”

Match: “I’m in an ambulance. I’m on my way to the hospital right now.”

DG: blood running cold. “What happened? Oh my god are you okay?”

Match: “Yeah, I’m fine I guess I just passed out. They’re taking me to the hospital to run some tests. Don’t worry, I’m sure it’s fine.”

Yeah right don’t worry. Was he kidding? He insisted that I didn’t need to drive to the hospital to meet him, and that he would call me back when he knew more. I immediately got dressed and headed out the door, trying my best not to overreact. I called his coworker, who told me that they had been sitting in a lecture, and then were walking to lunch when Match said he felt like he was going to pass out, and the next thing he knew, he was on the ground. He tried to sound reassuring but I was pretty shook up.

I called my Pops who talked me down and said not to think the worst. He said he probably just had low blood sugar and that it wasn’t a big deal. I called Match again and told him I was on my way to the hospital. He insisted that I don’t drive all the way there (40 minutes) and that there was no reason to worry. So instead I ran errands, rather than sitting at home pacing. I tried to keep busy but I kept checking my phone every few minutes.

What felt like hours later he called me back to let me know that he was going back to work, and that his vitals were fine. He had low blood pressure, and a low heart rate, but they said this was because he is in excellent shape. They were as stumped as he was by what had happened.

When Match got home that night I grabbed him in a bear hug and cried into his chest for a good five minutes. I was so relieved that he was okay, but I was worried too. What the heck would cause an extremely healthy 28 year old, whose blood sugar turned out to be fine, to just randomly pass out? He told me more details after I’d calmed down. He said when he woke up he had no idea where he was, and he didn’t recognize any of his coworkers. He was a little freaked out too, and he agreed that we should follow up with his regular doctor.

He went in for tests on Friday, and the results were that he is as healthy as a professional marathon runner. While it’s great news, it’s frustrating to not know the cause of the fainting, and his dizziness and headaches. He’s getting a cat scan done, mostly to appease me because I worry. Hopefully it was all just a freak experience. I’m just so relieved it didn’t happen while he was working in the jail. Can you imagine? I’m so grateful he wasn’t there where he could have banged his head on the deputy roll top desks or worse…in a cell alone with an inmate. The idea sends a chill up my spine.

Now that we know he’s probably just fine, we can laugh about it. I teased him that he’s having hysterical pregnancy symptoms and trying to steal my limelight. 😉



    I hope everything turns out fine! It is scary when you can’t figure out why something like that is happening! Good luck!


    Wow, I’d be nervous too. Glad he’s ok though.

    Stacy Uncorked

    Oh man I’d be freaking out. I hope all the subsequent tests go OK and it turns out to be just a freak thing. ((HUGZ!!))

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    Impulsive Addict

    I had the privilege of hearing this story yesterday but it still gives me chills reading it. I would be a nervous wreck too! I’m not sure I understand why that happened. I’m also glad that he’s getting a scan done….just to make sure everything is ok.

    Thanks for linking up with us my dear sweet friend! xoxo

    Megan W

    I’m just like you! I immediately go into freak out mode! My husband had knee surgery and I was a hot mess during it. Of course everything was fine…but it’s our job to worry about our men 🙂 Sounds like he’s a healthy guy and I’m saying a prayer everything gets figured out!


    Whew! Nothing. Let’s let them always find nothing.

    Seriously Shawn

    How scary!

    I’m glad you’re forcing him to get further testing done, I agree it needs to looked into carefully!

    Now don;t stress about it, Roo will know smoothing’s going on.

    Thanks for linking up with us!


    I’d totally not do well with a phone call like that. Nick is my rock and the one who functions well under crisis. Me, well once I calm down I’m good, but the immediate emergency stuff, yeah not so good at that.
    Glad he’s better and keeping my fingers crossed that it turns out to be nothing or an easy fix.


    Wow, that must’ve been scary! I’ve gotten a phone call from my fiance early in the morning letting me know he was at the hospital (getting stitches, he works early hours) but that everything was ok. Yeah, way to not freak me out babe!

    Anyhow, I passed out once in choir class in high school. They never found anything wrong with me either. Doesn’t make any sense, and I am no where near as healthy as your husband! (not unhealthy either though)

    Hope everything turns out good and that you guys never have to experience that again!

    Sarah Kate

    Oh my gosh!!! That is so super scary!!! I hope everything is fine with Match and it was just a one-time thing. I know how scared you must have been…especially not being able to be up there at the hospital with him. I’m glad he’s got some good coworkers smart enough to get him to the hospital right away!


    I’m glad he’s okay, but unresolved sucks!


    Did you guys ever get results from going to see the Dr? I never got that update.. glad he’s okay– and you too!!



    I hope you are able to figure out some answers. But to give you a little hope, I had one year where I passed out a couple of times too and never did figure out why and it has never happened again- that was about eight years ago now.


    Oh, I would be a nervous wreck, too! I’m so glad that everything is okay. Maybe it was just a freak incident. Or maybe he’s trying to steal some of your thunder 😉

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