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Welcome to our CaringBridge site. It has been created to keep all of our friends and family updated about Bob..

We are overwhelemed by all the support, phone calls, prayers and love that have already been sent our way. Our whole family greatly appreciates that we are in your thoughts...keep sending those "good vibes" this way...we really can feel them over here in Fargo!






On Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 around 5:30 pm, Bob collapsed while with several old classmates and friends. Thanks to the quick thinking action of the people with him, 911 and an ambulance were called within a very short while.

He was taken to Bemidji Emergency where it was determined that he had experienced a stroke with bleeding on the brain and extremely high blood pressure. The initial concern was to get his blood pressure under control to help stop the bleeding so they could transport him to Fargo MeritCare by helicopter where he would be near a neurosurgeon should one be needed.

By 8:00 pm he was admitted to ICU in the Critical Care ward of MeritCare. Here they worked vigilantly to keep his blood pressure under control so as to make sure the bleeding into his brain had stopped.

It was determined that Bob had experienced an Intracerebral Hemorrhage in the lower left portion of his brain. This has affected his entire right side which is currently non responsive. He seems to have full control of all motor skills on his left side, but is unable to speak clearly. He can follow most requests of his left side and can answer questions correctly with a nod or shake of his head.

Most of Bob's time is spent sleeping...

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Merry Christmas, everyone!!Because I'm not sending out a lot of Christmas cards this year, I want to let you know via this website that we are so grateful to all of you ... Read more

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Merry Christmas, everyone!!Because I'm not sending out a lot of Christmas cards this year, I want to let you know via this website that we are so grateful to all of you ... Read more

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Hi, everyone!Well, Bob's formal sessions of therapy ended last Friday but we have gotten a membership at Peak Performance where he was having his therapy.  We're going to ... Read more

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Dear friends,I haven't passed on any updates for quite some time because there hasn't been a lot to report.  The good news is that Bob continues to do a little more all ... Read more

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It's hard to believe the summer is almost over.  Bob has been doing quite well and continues his therapy three times per week.  This past weekend he enjoyed some time ... Read more

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Is it August already?  Where has the summer gone.Wednesday Bob and I made a trip to Fargo to see the neurologist for an evaluation for Botox injections.  It was decided ... Read more

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Happy Independence Day!!Things haven't changed much for Bob - he's on somewhat of a plateau.  He still has no use of his right arm, is walking short distances with his ... Read more

Roxanne Fenson posted a new journal entry.

First of all, thanks to all of you for words of condolence, attending my Dad's service and the other kind deeds during my Dad's illness and passing.  I appreciate it all ... Read more

Roxanne Fenson posted a new journal entry.

Hello, dear friends!!This morning just after midnight, my dad completed his journey on earth and passed on.  His body functions had just gradually shut down and he passed ... Read more

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It's been a while since I've posted a message so I thought I should let you know things are going well.  Therapy is three times a week for speech, OT and PT.  Bob is ... Read more

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The week has gone quite well.  Bob's been out and about to school programs for a couple grandkids, therapy, baseball game, and more.  Yesterday was his birthday and ... Read more

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