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Mar 21, 2018
Jack is at Cherry Hill Swedish Hospital. 17th Ave. and Jefferson Street after a brain hemorrhage on Friday.
Jack was hospitalized Friday the 16th after experiencing the worst headache ever, nausea and vomiting. I called 911. The diagnosis is subarachnoid hemorrhage, with out an aneurysm. Another angiogram is scheduled for Friday to make sure, apparently chances are low that there is one. I found out today that many people with a subarachnoid hemorrhage stay in the ICU for three weeks. For now it is a roller coaster of emotion and fear and celebration. He is experiencing high blood pressure, headache, extreme fatigue, weakness in his legs, pain in his back (from his chronic lower back pain, exacerbated by the lumbar catheter placed to drain the excess spinal fluid and the blood from the hemorrhage from his brain cavity.) His neuro exams have been steadily good today. They wake him up a minimum of once an hour to ask him questions, check his strength, his vision etc. They haven't been able to really start physical therapy. The anecdotal stories I have heard about this condition without aneurysm all have good outcomes. Our hope is for a speedy and complete recovery. But it is very serious, recovery is unlikely to be quick and we just have to wait and see. Jack's birthday is Sunday and we hope to celebrate with good news rather than the more elaborate celebration that was planned. You can send Jack your thoughts and see updates at this site. We appreciate you sending healing our way, and prayers if you pray.
He’ll be here in the Neuro ICU for an undetermined amount of time – at this point at least until Saturday. But in future I (Kathryn ) will update on this home page.