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Jan 22, 2020
Late Monday night, September 16, Chuck and Sue received a call that the newest addition to the family was on his way. They went to their daughter Kristin's house to care for their granddaughter Aubree while they anxiously awaited the arrival of their grandson. Early Tuesday morning, the excited grandparents took Aubree to daycare and went to meet baby Liam. Because of complications, Liam was moved to neonatal ICU immediately after birth. After meeting their newest grandchild, Chuck and Sue went get Chuck's mom, Kathy, so she could be introduced to her great-grandson. Excited, the three arrived back at the hospital to visit Kristin and baby Liam. On the way to take Kathy home, Chuck suffered a coronary incident. While traveling East on Highway 610, he lost consciousness. Because of that, the car hit the center median guard rail and came to a stop blocking two lanes of traffic. Both Sue and Kathy were in the car but were uninjured. Sadly, Chuck was not breathing. Thankfully, some good samaritans were passing by as the incident occurred. They were able to get Chuck out of the car and start CPR while waiting for emergency assistance. When Fire Rescue arrived, they attached a defibrillator and shocked Chuck's heart and transported him to the hospital. After initial testing at the hospital, it was determined his left ventricle was not operating as it should be. This issue is what caused him to lose consciousness and crash. Currently, Chuck is in the ICU and in a drug-induced coma while doctors stabilize his heart and oxygen levels. At this time, it's not known what caused the issue with his left ventricle. Hopefully, Chucks condition improves so doctors can finish conducting the tests to determine the issue and begin to properly treat him.
As for grandson Liam, he is showing signs of improvement. His glucose levels are improving as he is beginning to eat more. His mom, Kristin is doing fine and should be released tomorrow (Thursday). There is hope that if Liam continues to improve, he will be able to go home on Friday. This has been a very difficult time for the family as both Chuck and Liam are in different hospitals. Sue is doing her best to be at both places during this rough time. Nick, Chuck and Sue's son, was able to come to town on Tuesday evening. That, along with the tremendous support of family and friends, is helping throughout this difficult time. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. We will provide updates as we continue to learn more on Chucks and Liam's condition.