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Update on Isaac's Condition

Isaac remains in critical condition at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

Due to the injuries Isaac sustained early last Sunday morning, his brain had severe bruising and swelling, increasing the pressure within his skull to life-threatening levels. In order to relieve the swelling, he required emergency surgery on his brain early Tuesday morning. Isaac had a significant amount of his brain tissue that was no longer viable removed during that procedure.

Even though the surgery was successful, the swelling in Isaac’s brain remains significant; leaving him at high risk for further injury and potentially additional surgical procedures. Isaac’s lungs also sustained severe injury, resulting in the inability to breathe on his own. He also sustained a lack of oxygen to his brain.

Isaac continues to be in a medically induced coma, utilizing life support to keep him breathing. Yesterday, Friday, May 16, Isaac underwent his second major surgery, a Tracheotomy operation. This helps manage his breathing while on life support.

Isaac’s care team of neurosurgeons, physicians, nurses, therapists and others are doing everything they possibly can each day to keep Isaac alive and fighting. We are blessed to have Mayo Clinic care so close to home for Isaac. There is no doubt in our minds he is receiving the very best care available.

We want to thank everyone for their support and ongoing efforts to help our family. We cannot begin to express our gratitude. As Mankato natives, we are so proud of our community and are incredibly inspired by the things going on around us. Your continued prayers and encouragement are needed and greatly appreciated.

We would ask members of the news media and others to continue to respect our request and need for privacy at this time.  We have requested that no further information (beyond his medical condition) be released.  Thank you for your understanding and continued thoughts and prayers for Isaac, our family and all others who are involved in this situation.

The Kolstad Family


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Deana Riley
By Deana Riley
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .Sending hugs your way too..
vicki hendley
By vicki hendley
Continuing prayers
Marsha Danielson
By The Danielsons
Jer 30:17
"For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD"
We believe and pray for Isaac's miracle.
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glenda wersal
By Mike & Glenda Wersal - Red Wing, MN
Prayers for faith, hope and healing for all of your family.
norein weinandt
By norein weinandt
Continued prays for the family.
Cheryl VanderSluis
By Cheryl VanderSluis
We will continue to be here for your family and also continue with prayers for healing and strength.
Nancy Olson
By Nancy Olson
Thank you for the great update. Isaac has been in Kim and I's prayers and thoughts every day. God give you all strength and grace for the coming challenges.
jill klaseus
By Jill klaseus
Prayers for you all. Thinking of you everyday. Stay strong God is with you.
Teri Shary
By Teri Shary
Thank u for the up date. Prayers are still coming.
Teresa Rohlk
By Teresa rohlk
We will keep him in our prayers