Doting hubby Ryan Sutter has spilled the horrifying details on wife Trista Sutter's nearly fatal seizure, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
As readers know, the former Bachelorette star — who suffered a violent seizure last week while on a romantic getaway in Croatia with her other half and their children — has been in a puzzled and ailing state ever since the traumatic event.
Ryan, a former firefighter, shared his disbelief over the incident just days after the tragedy, admitting that he's "a bit confused" in a heartfelt Instagram post.
"In almost 17 years as a firefighter, my experience has trained me to address the immediate emergency," wrote Trista's husband. "However, little in my 42 years of life prepared me for the confusion and contemplation that remains after the tide of immediacy has settled."
The reality star shared a photo on his Instagram of his wife looking through a camera while aboard a boat, explaining that the shot "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."
While Trista's recovery has been rocky, Ryan and his wife have received a huge amount of support from friends, family and Bachelor fans alike. The grieving star shared his appreciation online saying: "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."
Currently, Trista remains in Europe with Ryan and their two children, son Maxwell 'Max' Alston, 9, and daughter Blakesley Grace, 8.
The star took to Instagram late last week to reveal updates on her hospitalization. In the heartbreaking post, the mom of two was pictured resting in a hospital bed with patches on her chest and an IV hooked up to her frail body.
"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," wrote Trista.
As Radar previously reported, the terrifying seizure came as a surprise to everyone, especially 44-year-old Trista. But the bed-ridden star has developed a new perspective thanks to the near-death experience.
"I ended up in a Croatian hospital being poked and prodded and wondering 'why me?' But today, I had to ask, 'why not me?' I'm human," she wrote. "I have an expiration date."
After being released from the hospital, Trista has continued enjoying time with her close family in Croatia, even sharing a photo featuring the happy clan, captioned: "They make everything better."
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