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Oct 17, 2020
Elise Laedtke has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke. This occurred sometime during the evening of Wednesday 5/27/2020. Thursday morning Tom found Elise difficult to awaken and thought she wished to sleep in. Shortly thereafter, he checked on her again. She was awake but couldn't comprehend or follow commands. She was unable to speak words. Tom took her to the nearby Fairview Southview Hospital emergency department for evaluation. The lab testing was unremarkable (and Covid-19 was negative). The CT scan showed a significant left brain ischemic stroke due to a middle cerebral artery occlusion (Clot). Elise was admitted to the hospital ICU, hemodynamically stable. She is breathing room air and seems comfortable. Hospital care consists of the ICU nursing staff, hospitalists, and a neurology team. We are not aware of any risk factors for a stroke and there were no suspicious symptoms prior to the stroke. Unfortunately, visitors (even family) are not allowed to visit Elise in the hospital due to the Covid-19 precautions. We thank all of our family and friends for their love, prayers, and support during this difficult.