Casey Hancock | CaringBridge

Casey Hancock

The purpose of this page is to get all family members and friends the same information and current updates on Casey's progress and also to encourage her to keep pushing through. She has been through a lot, so let's do what we can to help her maintain a positive outlook. Here's her story.


On the morning of Tuesday, January 16th, my sister Casey had a thrombotic Ischemic stroke. {caused by a blood clot blocking an artery that supplies blood to the brain} Luckily, she had just recently moved back home and my mom was on leave from work because she just had surgery. My mom knew something was off with Casey, so she called my stepdad over from his shop that's on the same block. Once they figured out it wasn't anything to do with her diabetes, they got her an ambulance and she was on her way to Black River Falls Hospital. She then got transferred to Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse. It was a right brain, left body stroke. They did an MRI and CT scans on her to try to get to the bottom of what happened. They discovered a hole in her heart which is where they suspected the blood clot travelled from. On Saturday, January 20th she had a hemorrhagic stroke. {caused by a blood vessel bursting inside the brain leaking blood into the surrounding brain tissue} They had her on tons of saline in order to get the swelling in her brain to go down. She was solely on a feeding tube for about a week. Then she slowly got stronger and was able to eat bit by bit more. They kept her in ICU officially until Thursday, January 25th. She's currently on the neurological floor at Gundersen Lutheran receiving Physical and Occupational therapy until she can get funding to temporarily be placed in a group home. She is currently unable to use the left side of her body, but with hard work and dedication, it's possible for her to get the feeling back. 

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