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1/23/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Cyteria was admitted to Neurosurgical ICU at Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Cyteria collapsed at the home of our daughter, Raquanza Miller and her boyfriend, Travis Brown in Pineville, NC. Susan Miller, Cyteria's "babaloo" of thirty four years called 911 with the help of Curtis, a kind hearted neighbor. Medics were dispatched. They rushed Cyteria to Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville where she was assessed, intubated and then transferred to Carolinas Medical Center-Main. It was determined that a large aneurysm had ruptured causing severe bleeding on her brain and a second aneurysm had the potential to burst as well. Cyteria had suffered a massive stroke after complaining of the "worst headache of my life. " Cyteria remained in a medically induced coma from Tuesday, January 17, 2017 until Thursday, January 19, 2017 when she finally awakened! I have never been so thrilled to look into her pretty brown doe eyes! Her nurse had been coaxing her to wake up and the swab in her nose finally did the trick! That and the miraculous power of prayer! Cyteria suffered vaso spasms on Sunday, January 22, 2017, which are common but dangerous as these spasms can trigger another stroke. On Monday, January 23, 2017, Cyteria was moved from Room 9622 on the Neurosurgical ICU to Room 9620 at Carolinas Medical Center - Main. Room 9620 is much brighter and she is enjoying a skyview and twinkling city lights at night. Cyteria is making progress each day although there is the threat of another stroke looming in the background. She is to remain in Neurosurgical ICU and then perhaps step down or move across the hall really to a regular Neuro room and then Acute Rehab and then hopefully home. The doctors anticipate that it may take months or even years for her to recover. It is difficult to see her less than larger than life. Cyteria is entertaining everyone with her sharp wit, cracking jokes, perseverating on words like weird and bizarre and comparing her Tang colored potassium drink to the color of Donald Trump's skin ... orange like Don! She speaks Spanish at times with a Melania Trump accent. Last night, she swayed in the bed to the tunes of the Black Eyed Peas! So life goes on ... Boom, boom, pow!