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My Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about Steve's status. Get started by reading the introduction to our website, My Story.

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On Friday, May 27 at 4:30am Steve had a seizure and went into cardiac arrest.  Lisa administered CPR and called 911.  EMS was able to restore Steve's pulse and transported him to UNC Hospitals.  In the ED he was put on an induced hypothermia protocol, which is used to improve neurological outcomes following cardiac events, and he was admitted to the Cardiac ICU.

We don't know why he had the seizure and arrest, as Steve has been completely healthy and has no vices.  This was bizarre and completely unexpected.

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lisa emrich posted a new journal entry, "Steve has been home 2 years!".

It is hard to believe that Steve has been home from the hospital for 2 years as of today! In some ways it feels like forever and in some ways it feels like yesterday. When ... Read more

lisa emrich added a new photo.

ross gresley signed Steve's Guestbook.

Glad to hear the good news. Definitely prayer answered. I am glad you and the girls has a chance to play in the snow. Great snowmen, girls!Love, uncle Ross Read more

lisa emrich posted a new journal entry, "Prayers answered".

The girls and I hunkered down for the last 24 hours without a nurse after getting about 9 inches of snow (according to our homemade snow-meter).  Praise God that we ... Read more

lisa emrich added a new photo.

Renee Gushurst signed Steve's Guestbook.

We are SO with you in the prayers for power and sanity with all this snow. And, of course, we'll put in a little prayer for Steve also ;-).  Looking forward to summer.... Read more

Sylvia Pituch signed Steve's Guestbook.

Lisa, thank you so much for posting an updated.  I'm sending this right out to the prayer warriors so that we can cover you during this storm.  We are patiently awaiting ... Read more

Sharon Guyer signed Steve's Guestbook.

Dear Lisa,I'm glad you finally got home safely!  Yes, Chapel Hill has already gotten 6 inches of snow and now it's sleeting!Sorry you have to cover the nursing for a ... Read more

Lynette Hawley signed Steve's Guestbook.

Thanks for the update - just glad you got home and eventually into the driveway. We will pray that the power does not go out, but otherwise, you can handle everything ... Read more

ross gresley signed Steve's Guestbook.

Hi Steve, Lisa, Sarah, Lauren & Abby,I've been working on my computer all afternoon. I looked out at noon and saw just a spit of snow. Now, as I opened your journal I ... Read more

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