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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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48 Comentarios

Kathleen Petelinsek
By Kathy Petelinsek
We are praying for Isaac and your entire family daily. We have had a picture that Teresa took of all the kids when they were little in our living room for so years. I have looked at it so many times just thinking how much they have grown. It now reminds me to pray everyday. Today, I was reminded of this verse which I am claiming for you. "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Be strong. God is good.
Molly McKinstry
By Molly McKinstry
My prayers are with you and your family. Stay strong!
Christi Larson
By Christi Larson
Be strong. Prayers to your family. ♥
Lynn Johnson
By Lynn Johnson
Hoping that the support, prayers, heartfelt concern, love and comfort of friends, family and community will provide you all with the strength, healing, and encouragement you need at this incredibly difficult time.
Terri DeGezelle
By Terri DeGezelle
thoughts and prayers for all of you at this time.
JR and Kathy Griffin
By JR and Kathy Griffin
We will be praying for you.....
Tanya Teig
By Tanya Teig
My thoughts and prayers are with you daily. Keep fighing Isaac!!
Peg Lichtenberg
Continuing to keep Isaac in my prayers for healing,