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...