Brianna was nine months pregnant when her mother-in-law walked in with terrifying news about her husband, Austin — he was in the hospital.
The mom-to-be, who chose not to reveal her last name to Fox News, explained Austin’s “excessive energy drink consumption” was the cause of the terrifying experience for their family.
In a Facebook post that has since been removed, Brianna wrote:
Doctors concluded a guy had a brain hemorrhage due to his recent excessive energy drink consumptionhttps://t.co/iqkHAKVKjg
— Pale_Primate (@PALE_Primate) October 13, 2017
I still remember my mother in law waking me up that morning. ‘Austin had an accident. All I knew was that my husband was in the hospital. The worst part? I didn’t know why.
Doctors told her that Austin suffered a brain hemorrhage from the many energy drinks that he consumed, leading to the removal of part of his brain and skull.
The next day was round two of brain surgery. Following this were strokes, seizures, swelling, and more things we weren’t prepared for. There was a moment, sitting by his hospital bed, just praying he would be okay, that I knew I would never give up on him. No matter how messy our life would become. I was going to be by his side through all of it.
And that is where she stayed for two weeks, living in the hospital where her husband was clinging to life, wondering if he would live to see their first baby be born.
Brianna did leave the hospital to return home just in time to head back for another reason, the birth of their child. She wrote:
A beautiful miracle happened as I delivered our son. Austin woke up. I went about a week without seeing him. I thought about him every day. I cried as I looked at my child who looked just like his daddy. When the baby was only a week old, I left him with my in-laws. I knew I needed to see Austin. I needed to tell him that our baby was here.
Now Brianna has her son and husband both home with her and while it may not be the future she envisioned, her family is together:
Our life isn’t normal. There are doctors visits and hospital trips- so many that I loose[sic] count. But we are here. Fighting. I wake up every day to take care of our beautiful little boy and my husband. I prepare the meals, do physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. I help him with personal hygiene. I help him walk. I help him with every aspect of his life. And in between these tasks I take care of our very busy eight month old. It is hard, and I am tired, but we make the most of it.
The accident changed many things, but not her love for her husband:
He isn’t the same man I fell in love with, but I still fall further everyday, We are fighting to help him recover. To make his life better.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health warns large amounts of caffeine may cause serious heart and blood vessel problems, including heart rhythm disturbances and increases in heart rate as well as an elevated blood pressure.