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Jan 13, 2018
Angela had a serious stroke late morning on December 13, 2017. She just turned 39 years old and ran the philly marathon 2 months ago. She was not alone when it happened and got medical attention quickly. She was flown from Brandywine Hospital near our house to Jefferson Neuroscience Hospital in downtown philly around 1:00. They found the clot in the left side of her brain and surgically removed it. She is not out of the woods yet and her condition is still very serious. She is in ICU now and will need to stay here until her condition stabilizes. It is also unclear how well she will recover and what if any long term effects she will have from this after she stabilizes. She is doing fairly good seeing it has only been a few hours since her stroke. She seems to recognize me and other family members, can say hello and bye, and seems to acknowledge you when you ask questions or make a statement to her. She has mobility in her body but struggles to perform tasks like "squeeze my hand" or "lift your arm" when the Dr. asks. They say she will likely improve more over the next 24 to 48 hours. With brain injuries it is impossible to predict the long term outcome.
Her son, Carter is doing fine and can’t really comprehend this because he is only 5. He is going to be spending his time with my family and friends that live close while I stay with Angela at the hospital.
I (Brad, Her Husband) am doing OK. I am not sure I have fully processed this event. The one thing I know is Angela is the strongest, most determined women I have every meet. She is young, healthy, strong willed, and she will get through this.
I will provide updates through this site as they develop. We won't really know a lot more until the next few days progress.