After his wife suffered a violent seizure last week while on vacation with their family, Ryan Sutter is finally speaking out about the experience that left him “in limbo” and “a bit confused.” During what was supposed to be a fun trip through Croatia turned to horror when Ryan watched as his wife Trista Sutter, the very first Bachelorette, suddenly “seized violently” in front of the couple’s two children on “a shuttle bus full of people.” Click through to read Ryan’s full account of the experience that has forever changed him and his family.
“I've had this picture to post for a few days. I just haven't been sure what to say? Like my mind, the photo has sat as a ‘draft.’ In limbo. A bit confused,” Ryan’s caption began, underneath a pic of Trista taking a photo on a boat in the Adriatic Sea.
“It was taken one day after my wife, unexpectedly and without a definitive cause, seized violently in front of her family on a shuttle bus full of strangers,” he continued. “In almost 17 years as a firefighter, my experience has trained me to address the immediate emergency.”
“However, little in my 42 years of life prepared me for the confusion and contemplation that remains after the tide of immediacy has settled,” Ryan admitted. “What has helped is the outpouring of kindness received from our friends, family and even those that we've never personally met.”
“Without a doubt, you have been instrumental in the healing process and a humbling source of strength for @tristasutter and I. So, with that message, I post this simple picture. It's my wife - at her best - capturing life as she always has, though now through a more meaningful lens...” Ryan finished.
Trista first alerted fans to her health scare a few days ago when she posted a photo of herself hooked up to an IV and wrote, “This was me yesterday…two hours after I had a seizure.” Trista revealed she fell on her daughter’s chest and “stared off blankly into the distance & started turning blue.”
As she continues to recover, Trista is posting photos from her family’s European adventure, thanking her family and especially her “knight in shining armor” husband for “making everything better."
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