Monday night was not what we expected at all...Day started normally and we expected it to end normally. Boy were we ever surprised. If you think you were surprised by the news, just think how we felt! David had a massive stroke on Monday July 29 at 8:35 pm. He was doing what he loved...YoungLife. He was rushed to WCCH where we were blessed to have an excellent doctor. In spite of what the CT Scan showed (way to early for the stroke to show up we got him there very quickly thanks Alex Cave), he knew something wasn't right and went with his instincts. Stroke medication was administered within the time frame and David are airlifted to Forsyth Medical Center.
He has suffered a left-sided occipital stroke, which has affected his right visual field. He also has some aphasia (loss of words). If you know my dad, you know he is stubborn and independent, so this is very frustrating to him. However, he is also a fighter and very determined. He still has a bumpy road ahead, but his improvement over the first days has been great.
He was moved to In patient Rehab on Friday afternoon where he is working extremely hard to regain his lost function. Due to his stroke he has sensory overload as his brain tries to remap to compensate for the loss. All of this overload is too much for him at this time. David as well as the facility has asked that he have no visitors while he focuses on his rehabilitation.
Please please don’t be offended or take this personally. David needs and wants to put all his effort into his recovery.
If you would like please send him cards to 805 W. Monroe Street Wytheville, VA 24382. He will get them.
He needs your continued prayers! He will also need your support after he comes home and will enjoy your visits then.