‘An over-indulgence of anything, even as pure as a water can be intoxicating’. This statement has been proven right by many incidents.
A woman speaking out on social media after her husband’s love for energy drinks allegedly came close to cause his life. Brianna, the victim’s wife shared that her husband Austin had a brain haemorrhage that left a hole in his skull. She learned about this shocking news when she was about to give birth to their first child. She also added, “Being pregnant is supposed to be one of the most amazing journeys you will ever embark on. You’re creating a new life. Austin and I were so excited to meet our little boy. To bring him home. To be a family.”
She had to go to the hospital when she was first told that Austin met with an accident, but later found the actual reason. On a Facebook post that has since been removed, she told, “After a two-hour drive to the hospital, I learned that my husband, the father of my child, the person I am so deeply in love with, had had a brain haemorrhage”. After running a toxicology screen and ruling out drugs as the major cause, doctors concluded that this horrible incident was due to his recent excessive energy drink consumption on which he got habitual because of his long working hours and commuting.
Austin underwent multiple surgical treatments, seizures, strokes and swelling while he was in the hospital. He had misplaced part of his cranium, but Brianna being nine months pregnant never ran out of her responsibilities and always stood sturdy in all the situations.
She was scheduled to give birth to their first child after two weeks. Brianna gave birth to a baby boy and like a miracle, Austin woke up. Austin waking up just after the birth of their first child was no less than a miracle, as if God gifted Brianna two lives at once. “We faced a very hard time. I went a few weeks without seeing him. I considered him each day. I cried as I checked out my kid who seemed identical to his daddy”. She added in her Facebook letter she posted.
After two months of Austin’s treatment in the hospital, he finally met his son. Brianna never lost hope and she always remained calm and positive that she will meet Austin after he gets well.
Brianna now cares for both Austin and their newborn son. She also says that their life isn’t normal anymore. There are numerous hospital trips as well as doctor visits to their home that she even loose count. But every morning she plans her day to take care of their son as well Austin.
A lot has to be done in order to keep Austin health and sound. In this process of curing him fast, Brianna prepares the meals, organise all the requisite therapies such as speech therapy, physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. She also takes care of his personal hygiene as well as make him walk. In all these additional chores she has to take care of their small child. She even gets tired and also loses hope sometimes, but still, they all are there, fighting and winning every battle and crossing every obstacle life has to offer them.
She wrote all this in the form of a letter on Facebook. In the end, she even added, “He isn’t the same man I fell in love with, but I still fall further every day. We are fighting to help him recover. Until then, I can by no means surrender on him. Because love is selfless, and I like him greater than lifestyles itself”.
This should be a warning to everyone that excess of anything is bad whether toxic or not.