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Chuck started to lose control over his left arm and leg in late November, which landed him in the ER in early December. The doctors diagnosed a series of strokes as the cause. Once he got out of the hospital, Chuck immediately started OT and PT and walked around with the help of a cane. Unfortunately, his condition gradually worsened over the next couple months — he continued to lose control of the left side of his body to the point where he required a walker to get around.
By mid-February, Chuck’s speech started slowing, he struggled to find words, and he would sometimes drift off mid-sentence. After yet another fall that resulted in 4 broken ribs, Chuck ended up at Winchester Medical Center on March 2nd. About a week and many MRIs later, the neurologists and neurosurgeon suggested that Chuck could have an infection in the brain or a tumor. Either way, a biopsy of the mass that had grown from the size of a peach pit in December to the size of a tennis ball in March would be necessary to know for sure.
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