While having dinner at a restaurant with his wife and one of their children earlier this month, Dr. Terry Dubrow from the show Botched started experiencing difficulties uttering some words. Worried for him, his wife Heather, urged him to call 911, but he refused to do so, saying he was just fine.
“I had half a drink, I was eating, and I asked my son a question and I started to slur my words,” Terry later explained.
Heather, however, insisted that Terry gets checked so they eventually called the ambulance. The medics said that his vitals were fine, but Heather wasn’t at ease and insisted they go to the hospital for a thorough check-up.
He didn’t want to make a big deal out of it and decided to call an Uber and head home. Once home, Heather called some of her husband’s doctor friends who convinced him to go to the hospital just in case. Eventually, Terry agreed and went to Hoag Hospital where he got evaluated in the ER and received an MRI which showed he had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) – a stroke precursor.
“Had Heather Dubrow – alright, I’m going to start to cry, to be honest with you – had she just let me go home, ‘I’m a doctor, I know what I’m doing, don’t argue with me, I’m going to bed,’ I would probably not be alive today,” he said of his stubbornness. “Heather Dubrow saved my live – no questions about it.”
Further, he sent a message to his fans urging them not to be stubborn and listen to their partners when they tell them they feel something isn’t right. “So if your partner is insistent upon something about you medically, go get it checked up because your perception of what’s going on may be very different than what they’re seeing,” he concluded.
Heather also spoke to a reporter regarding the incident and said she didn’t regret getting into an argument with her husband as long as he listened to her. She then confirmed that her husband was now feeling fine and described the outcome of the situation as the ‘best case scenario.’
“He’s okay and what’s really important to take away from what happened to him is that early intervention will save your life,” she told TMZ. “By the way, I heard that you guys (TMZ) have video of us fighting outside of The Ivy. You’re d**n right we were fighting, I was trying to get my husband into an ambulance.”
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