Welcome to Chris Davis's CaringBridge website! We are using it to keep family, friends, and the community updated in one place. Our family appreciates your support and words of hope and encouragement during this tough time. Thank you for visiting!
On Wednesday, June 27th, Chris had an intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke (brain bleed) and was flown by helicopter to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls from MCMC in Slayton. Though he is currently stable medically, there is still hemorrhaging occurring in his brain and he has been diagnosed with global aphasia, which means he is unable to comprehend and produce speech, nor is he able to read/write. His neurologist has determined that he will need to be closely monitored in the intensive care unit at Sanford for a week or so as his stroke occurred in a part of his brain that could impact his brain stem (which controls breathing, heart rate, swallowing, consciousness, etc.) if his brain swells significantly. Long term, he will need to be placed in outpatient or inpatient care, depending on how much progress he is able to make while still in the hospital with speech therapy, occupation therapy, and physical therapy. Either way, he will need extensive therapy services to hopefully regain abilities he has lost in the coming months. The road ahead will certainly be a long one marked with many challenges.
Chris is a loved high school physical education and health teacher at Murray County Central Schools in Slayton, Minnesota, as well as a football coach for the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers. He has three children, Hannah (21), Cole (18), and Beau (11), as well as a wife named Wendy. The Davis Family wants to extend a tremendous thank you to everyone who has sent prayers up, made donations, and shared words of comfort with us during this tough time. We believe in the power of prayer and trust in His plan.