How he got his wife to remember him after losing his memory
Your wife is pregnant and after nine months of waiting comes the big day. He enters the delivery room and when he leaves there the doctors tell you that he has suffered a stroke during childbirth and as a result has Lost all his memory.
It doesn't remind you, nor have you been pregnant, nothing. It looks like science fiction, but it's a true story. It happened seven years ago to Camre Curto while giving birth to her son Gavin. After the cardiovascular accident and severe seizures I could not remember anything at all in the short or long term.
How did this family face this difficult situation? Her husband, Steve, decided to write a self-published book that document all your life together and thus be able to tell the story of how they met and fell in love, including memories of how the first date was, the birth of his son and his beautiful wedding. In September of this year 'But I know i love you' was published, the way this man has done Remember your wife.
Speaking to 'Good Morning America', Steve explained that his wife had not suffered any complication during pregnancy until his third trimester, when he began to vomit frequently. At 33 weeks was moved urgently to the hospital after his throat became inflamed and he had difficulty breathing. Once there, in the emergency room, Camre experienced severe convulsions. The baby was born by caesarean section and weighed less than two kilos, a situation that doctors recognized as undiagnosed preeclampsia.
What is it?
According to the Mayo Clinic, it is a complication of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and signs of damage in another organ system, more frequently in the liver and kidneys. Generally, preeclampsia begins after 20 weeks in women whose blood pressure had been normal. If untreated it can trigger in serious problems, even mortal, both for the mother and the child.
He often suffers from epileptic seizures, although as a technique to recover he writes things several times to be able to remember them
If it is diagnosed too early to give birth, it can become a difficult process, since childbirth is necessary so that neither of them suffers damage. Sometimes this disease does not cause symptoms, although high blood pressure may occur suddenly. Headaches, nausea, excess protein in the urine, temporary vision loss, lower levels of platelets in the blood … are some signs that patients could also experience.
It can also lead to the development of eclampsia, which can cause the mother to experience attacks that may pose a risk to the life of her and her baby. When Camre experienced this process, she was induced to coma. After waking her up, Steve knew that something "wasn't right." "She I had no idea who he was or what he had given birth"he did not know who I was or who his parents were," he says in 'The Independent'.
"I will be your memories"
After Camre was discharged after a month hospitalized, he couldn't remember nor how to perform tasks such as brushing teeth or dressing. During the first days after Gavin was born, he stayed at his parents' house while Steve took care of the baby in his. After several weeks, when the couple was quietly sitting in their humble abode of her parents, this woman said something to Steve that inspired the title of her recently published book: "I don't know who you are, but I know that I love you".
Steve decided to write a self-published book that would document his whole life together so he could tell him the story of how they fell in love
"That has been recorded forever. That has been the driving force behind everything, "he says. With the help of a therapist, Camre" has regained his personality. "He writes several times as a technique to recover and frequently suffers from epileptic seizures. "The book is a memory of what I am and how my relationship with him has been, what we have been through and what I have lost. Sometimes it is difficult because it shows me everything that I have lost and gone through and that I do not have inside me "he concludes.