May 27, 2019 Latest post:
Jun 29, 2019
Welcome to the CaringBridge site for Chuck Macke. Going forward, we will use this site to keep family and friends updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.
A little back story:
In the very early hours on Wednesday, May 22nd, Chuck awoke in the night feeling tightness in his throat and pain in his legs. He was seen in Grantsburg and released with pain meds. Later that evening, pain wasn't subsiding, so Julie brought him to the ER in St. Croix Falls.
A CT Scan on Friday morning showed activity of a stroke, which was later diagnosed as a bilateral pons stroke (in short, a brain stem stroke, which is why symptoms didn't present the same as a more common stroke). Chuck was brought via ambulance to Abbot Northwestern for care. He spent two days in the ICU, and was moved on Sunday afternoon to a progressive care unit at Abbott.
Right now, we don't have a lot of information. He is stable, alert, aware of his surroundings and interacting with his care team and family. He's still got his wit, and continues to make jokes. We appreciate your prayers and support to our family during this difficult time. We anticipate this can be a place for Julie to share her perspective and provide her a place to share information with all of you in one place. We would very much appreciate it if you could leave your prayers, comments and well-wishes for Chuck.