Dave Johnson DaveJohnson22

First post: Jan 22, 2022 Latest post: Mar 9, 2022
First our family would like to thank each one of you for your thoughts and prayers.  We feel the love from all of you and wanted to take the time to give you the information of what has happened and keep you updated of what is to come.  What started out as headaches that Dave had been experiencing for about 5 days, some quite painful and just wouldn't go away.  Since headaches are a Covid symptom he took a couple tests with both coming back negative.    After laying around the house for a few days he decided to get out and help the boys pregnancy check some cows.  That was a week ago, January 12.  As he was driving his side by side in the feed lot he had an episode and the side by side went through the cows and stopped in a fence.  With the quick action of friends and family CPR was administered and an ambulance was called.  He was taken to Madison Regional Health and shortly after airlifted to Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.  Once in Sioux Falls the trauma team quickly determined is was neuro related and he had a large aneurysm located directly behind his right eye that had ruptured.  With the location of the aneurysm the course of treatment was to stop the bleeding into the brain.   The team had to do a craniotomy and insert a clip to stop the leakage into the brain.  Ideally, they would have preferred to re-route the artery around the aneurysm but due to the location and early indications of a stroke this was the best option.  After the procedure, we learned Dave had suffered a significant stroke.   The course action the past week has been to keep Dave heavily sedated, quiet, unagitated and wait for his condition to stabilize.  The risks at this time are another stroke and infections that could result in more damage to the brain.  We continue to pray for the swelling to go down and once all his numbers are stable, they will insert a stint to reroute the blood flow  around the aneurysm.  Then we will be able to slowly wake him up.  At this time we are unsure of the outcome of the stroke, once we wakes up we will be able to start to determine the path for recovery and the deficits he will need to overcome.  Again, we have an amazing community and beyond and are forever grateful for your prayers, thoughts and concerns as we navigate through this journey.  There's a long road ahead with alot of uncertainty as we determine what life will look like after this, and your support will continue to carry us through. 

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