Murfreesboro, TN (March 30, 2020) — Josh Townsend, pianist for Legacy Five, is recovering after he suffered two seizures the evening of Sunday, March 29.
His mother, Kevalyn Townsend, is a registered nurse who works in ICU/Acute care at a Murfreesboro area medical center. Monday morning (March 30) she posted, “Last night, I had to make a decision about Joshua’s health that I couldn’t have imagined having to make 2 months ago! After Joshua’s second seizure, I had to decide if I was going to take him to the hospital, knowing that we could be separated for an indefinite amount of time AND risk exposing him to COVID-19, or keeping him home and monitoring him.
“I had to decide if the risk of a brain bleed/injury was less deadly than COVID-19 exposure. Joshua’s neurologist told me that he would support my decision either way, but he wouldn’t make the decision.
“Knowing that I had the support of other acute care nurses, and knowing that I had immediate access to several physicians including Joshua’s neurologist overnight, I made the decision to keep him home and monitor him. I am blessed to report that he made it through the night without another seizure and he has no obvious signs of an acute brain injury.”
Kevalyn reports that Josh is pretty sore this morning in a few places, but that other than the “expected” pain, he appears to be doing well. She says, “I’m pretty sure that he is really tired of me shining a light in his eyes every hour to check his pupils and asking him orientation questions! Today, we will follow up with his neurologist and PCP to develop a plan of care. We want to thank everyone for the love and support shown through texts, messages, phone calls, and prayers!! This isn’t an easy journey for Joshua but he knows he doesn’t have to walk it alone!! ❤️”
Please remember Josh, Kevalyn, and the rest of the family in prayer during this time.