Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated all in one place on Jason's recovery. On Tuesday, April 28th, Jason was exercising outdoors and enjoying the Colorado sunshine when he suddenly experienced a severe headache and started getting dizzy. After an hour at home being tended to by Lisa (his wife), his symptoms did not improve and Lisa took him to the Emergency Room. Upon being admitted, images were taken and blood was found on his brain. The doctor originally thought that Jason may have had a brain aneurysm (stroke), but additional testing couldn’t find an aneurysm. Further tests/images indicated that Jason sustained a bleed/hemorrhage (“Subarachnoid hemorrhage”) in his brain, but one that quickly clotted. Jason is in the ICU currently and is in a critical period of being closely monitored and tested every hour for the next 7 - 10 days. Due to the type of hemorrhage his brain experienced, it is possible for side effects/symptoms to pop up unexpectantly. His brain is highly irritated with the bleed that occurred, and could react negatively, which is what we don’t want to happen.
We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this difficult time. While visitors are not allowed in to see Jason (even Lisa due to the current Covid-19 pandemic), the family remains in positive spirits and are using FaceTime to keep in contact with Jason. For those who know and love Jason, he is in great spirits despite an ongoing severe headache and fatigue...other than that he seems to be ok. He is up and walking, and conversing the best he can while in the ICU. Taking it one day at a time!
Lisa is juggling keeping the boys entertained, and thankfully, has family nearby who have been able to lend a hand. While this is a difficult time for the family to be separated, everyone remains hopeful that Jason will get through this critical period and make a full recovery!