Can you support CaringBridge during our Fall giving campaign? Generous donors like you ensure that CaringBridge remains ad-free, private and protected.
May 23, 2017 Latest post:
Jun 12, 2017
Brandon is 19 years old who is attending college to obtain an engineering degree, specifically in robotics. He is living with his dad Steven Bartlett and his step mom Shawndy Bartlett. On Thursday, May 19th he woke up around 1230PM in the afternoon stating he was not feeling well and that he was having a hot flash. He sat down on the couch next to his Dad and he then started to have like seizure activity and started to gasp for air. 911 was called and they told Shawndy and Steven to get him on the floor laying flat. Steven was starting CPR when the police arrived. There was no heart beat and Brandons heart had stopped. CPR was started and breathing tube down his throat. Brandon was shocked three times and taken by ambulance to the hospital. Several tests were done in the ER and the heart doctor advised Brandon had Wolf Parkinsons White Syndrome which is an extra electrical pathway that he has had from birth but was never detected before now. He basically had an electrical storm in his heart causing it to shut down. It affects mostly males and can show symptoms in the teens and twentys. It was discovered by doing a EKG. As far as we know now the doctor can go in and cauterize this extra electrical pathway to stop the path and Brandon will need a pacemaker. Today is his 5th day in ICU and things have been slow but each day gets better. When we came in today, May 23 they had slowed down his sedation and Brandon was able to open his eyes, squeeze our hand, move his legs and arms. They will bump up his sedation again as his heart rate is a little high. Brandon just isn't ready to be fully awake as he has been through a lot. He needs his rest. We will be updating everyday on Brandons progress. Thank you in advance for your prayers! We are blessed to have God and Jesus with us right now!!