While on a family vacation in Croatia last week, Trista Sutter, who met her husband Ryan on season one of The Bachelorette, suffered an unexpected seizure and was hospitalized.
Ryan has now taken to Instagram to address the situation and confessed how difficult this traumatic experience has been for him and his family.
The details he provided of this event include, “my wife, unexpectedly and without definite cause, seized violently in front of her family on a shuttle bus full of strangers.” He continued by saying, “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 concluded the post by sending his gratitude and love to all those who reached out and sent their words of comfort including friends, family and even those who he has not personally met.
After taking time to recover, Trista took to Instagram herself to address the situation and provided further details into the sudden and potentially fatal seizure she endured. “This was me yesterday. …two hours after I had a seizure. …two hours after I fell on my daughter’s chest & she watched, along with her brother & grandparents, in confusion & horror as her mommy stared blankly off into the distance & started turning blue. …two hours after we were supposed to have an adventure. An adventure to one of the most beautiful National Parks in Europe,” Trista wrote.
Despite the sudden turn of events, the Sutter family continues to cherish their time together in Europe to the best of their ability. “They make everything better,” Trista captioned a recent photograph of herself embracing her children and husband on the vacation.
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. 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. 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. . 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…