Aaron Claus

First post: 10/11/2016 Latest post: 10/14/2016
Aaron had one of the most challenging Monday's ever......giving new meaning to a 'case of the Mondays'. The morning started taking Tate and Aiden to the Doctor, Tate had a cough and Aidens wrist hurt. After getting x-rays for Aiden (broken wrist btw) Aaron decided to get a neck adjustment to try and help a headache that he had for weeks :( The next hour would bring symptoms of nausea, dizziness,  sweating and disorientation that prompted me to use an ambulance to get Aaron to the hospital. The ambulance team immediately started a stroke assessment and the team at the Jackson County Reginal Health center were just as quick and amazing to quickly assess what was happening. We quickly were working with the team at the University of Iowa who ordered a tPA  to be administered and the air ambulance was set out to come for Aaron to take him to Iowa City. (At this time Tate and Aiden were also up at the emergency room.....while there we got the call that Aiden broke his wrist). As Dan (Aarons dad) and I left to follow Aaron to Iowa City Kent Bennis was gracious (and brave) enough to take Aiden to get his cast and take Tate. 
When we arrived in Iowa City Aaron was just about to leave the ER to head to the SNICU, then the waiting started. The next 24 hours were frustrating, scary, overwhelming and went too quick and not quick enough. 
Tuesday morning all the tests were  back that showed Aaron had a Vertebral Artery Dissection affecting both the right and left ventricular arteries. This caused several small strokes affecting the cerebellum , both sides but the left side more impacted than the right. 
   






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