Jay Hatlestad | CaringBridge

Jay Hatlestad

First post: 4/22/2014 Latest post: 6/3/2016
On April 21st, 2014 Jay was rushed via ambulance to Methodist hospital. He crashed at home in front of Cindy (wife) and Julie (daughter). Due to his past history of having a benign tumor on his brain stem back in 1990, they immediately sent him in for an MRI. The initial results were alarming. Immediate family rushed in to the hospital that evening to hear the news.

It was confirmed that a new tumor has sprouted in the front right section of the brain. It is larger than a golf ball, and highly presumed to be cancerous. It was agreed that he needed to go in for surgery in the next 24 hours. He was taken up to the ICU where the family remained with him until shortly after midnight.

April 22nd
This morning they did another MRI to take a more detailed scan for surgery. With the family present yet again, Dr. Pravecn Baimeedi (neurosurgery) came in and explained the situation to the family. On a 1-10 difficulty of surgery scale, he rated this as a 2. This isn't saying the surgery will be easy, but the outlook is good.

Currently surrounded by friends and family with plenty of love and support. Check back here for updates on his status.

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