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10/19/2016 Latest post:
Though She be but Little, She is Fierce
Sometime between October 15th and 16th, Jan sustained a hemorrhagic stroke caused by a ruptured brain aneurysm. She became incoherent and Jack had to call 911. She was rushed to High Point Regional where the rupture was discovered, and she was transported to Forsyth Medical Center, which is known for their expertise in neurology. Jan immediately was taken in for surgery and during the repair, sustained an ischemic stroke. On the morning of October 17th they were able to place a tube in her brain for drainage. Shortly after placement, Jan lost circulation in her right leg and it was discovered she had a blood clot. They were able to surgically intervene and save her leg. She was weaned off of sedation slightly for a complete neuro check after returning to the room from the surgery, and although she was not able to open her eyes, she was moving all 4 extremities which is a good sign. They had to return her to heavy sedation to allow her to heal and to keep her comfortable. She is intubated at this time, however, they are diligently working to wean her off of sedation and extubate her as her body allows. Although she is in critical condition at this point, she is stable for now. For those of you who know Jan, you know she would do anything for anybody, as we have been blessed by so many of you sharing your stories with us. She loves her friends and family immensely which is evidenced by how hard she is fighting. She has a long road ahead of her and is in need of your prayers. We know this is all in God's hands and are trusting that his will be done. Please continue to share your stories and offer your encouragement. On behalf of her family, we thank you all.