Edgar Smith | CaringBridge

Edgar Smith

First post: 1/10/2017 Latest post: 2/1/2017
Last Tuesday, January 3, 2017, our beloved Edgar overdosed and had a massive stroke and heart attack.  He also has double pneumonia.  He was in a coma for a few days, but seems to have emerged somewhat from that, although is still extremely lethargic and sometimes it is difficult to know if he is asleep or awake.  He is able to barely open his eyes and does this only a few times a day and sometimes is too weak to do it.  The stroke was in the right side of his brain in the lobes affecting movement and touch.  He cannot feel or move anything on the left side of his body.  He does communicate with the fingers on his right hand and can move his head some.  The swelling on his brain has not decreased and the doctors have said that he is not out of the woods.  Two days ago, there was an  increase in swelling in his brain.  They had to move him to the main Methodist Hospital (on Floyd Curl) in San Antonio in case they need to do an emergency craniotomy to release the pressure on his brain and prevent the swellingfrom reaching the good half of his brain or his brain stem.  This procedure, however, carries its own very serious risks.  This is still pending at this moment.  Edgar is responsive to visitors, and you are welcome to come sit with him and hold his hand.  With his right hand, he holds onto people's hands, which is so heartwarming.  Please keep Edgar in your thoughts and prayers at this most critical time.  Thank you for your love and support!

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