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10/28/2016 Latest post:
15 hours ago
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Three years ago, Jacob and his mother Mary and sister, Angie moved from Toledo and made Sun Prairie their home. (His sister Kayla is in college at Ohio State). Jacob lived at home and worked part-time at Walmart. Unfortunately his balance continued to decline and in mid-September he fell at home and was transported to the hospital. A CT scan showed a skull fracture and air on the brain. Surgery was performed the next day and Jacob was on the road to recovery.
As many of you may know, Jacob recently endured his second skull surgery in less than two months. This was because his condition declined and the new CT showed air in the brain. His most recent surgery took place on Friday, October 21st. This surgery was done to seal gaps in his skull which allowed air to get into his brain cavity causing excess pressure. The additional surgeries were performed because either not all the skull fractures were sealed or the first seals failed. The surgeries involved using tissue from his leg and fat from his stomach to close the skull and fill air pockets. As you can imagine, the surgeries have taken quite a toll on Jacob.
Jacob had a CT scan this morning and things are looking good. Based upon the scan results most of the intensive care has been eliminated and the plan is for him to move to a regular hospital room tomorrow. He is heavily sedated and sleeps most of the day but does whisper words and even waved hello to his nurse, Alecia. He always was a ladies man! All of these are good signs that Jacob is healing. He will be monitored in the hospital for many more days. He is in good hands! Jacob has made it this far before . It wasn't until he was in rehabilitation that his condition deteriorated so it is with much optimism that his healing continues.