Briggs Johnson

First post: Dec 12, 2016 Latest post: Dec 10, 2017
Early Sunday morning our beloved son Briggs woke up in pain and discomfort. He suffered several vomiting and seizure episodes and we brought him to the Douglas County Emergency Room around 4 am. After multiple tests, they discovered a spot on his brain. Briggs was air lifted to the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis and was admitted to the PICU.

We have been blessed with a great team here. Briggs has had multiple CTs done of his brain. They are showing some type of bleeding. Still unknown at this time what the cause may be. His neuro checks have been good. His pupils are reacting to light, he is responding to pain and even his little toes are ticklish. He was also breathing on his own all night. It was great to see. He opened his eyes for us twice to reassure us and all of our family that he is here with us .

As of 9am today (Monday) Briggs has a drain coming from the top of his brain. This will hopefully decrease the bleeding and swelling and we can see the source of the problem. He also had a CT angiogram done for a more specific test of his brain. Our neuro team will look at those results and we will make a plan from there. Briggs has a breathing tube until we know that specific plan. He is stable, comfortable, pain free and is still as beautiful as ever. He is a fighter! We are asking for prayers and positive thinking right now!

This has been a complete roller-coaster of emotions for all of us. Things can change so quickly but we are very optimistic! We feel very confident in all the nurses and doctors that have been working with our baby boy.

Please keep Briggs and our family in your thoughts and prayers!

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