Jeff Edelman | CaringBridge

Jeff Edelman

First post: May 19, 2018 Latest post: Jun 3, 2018

On Tuesday, May 15th at work, Jeff started having seizures. He was transported to Abbott Hospital and continued to have seizures until 6:30 a.m. He was intubated and sedated to let his body rest after having the seizures. During this time he was given many different tests to determine what was causing them. The doctors are still unsure of what is causing them, but they did find a 10 mm lesion on the right side of his brain during an MRI. At this time, they are unsure of what the lesion is. The current goal for him is to become seizure free for 24 hours. We had met that goal on Thursday, May 17th so the nurses weaned him off of sedation in the hope that he would wake up and have the breathing tube taken out. He was not waking up fast enough for him to be able to fully follow commands of squeezing hands and opening his eyes, but he was able to wiggle his feet and move his head towards voices. Around 3:30 p.m. yesterday, the nurses came in and said they were going to stop trying to wake him up and place him back on light sedation to let his brain rest again because they would not be able to take the breathing tube out overnight, if he fully woke up.  Overnight  and Friday morning he had 2 more seizures so he was placed back under sedation to let his body rest. As we find out more, we will post updates on here so that everyone can follow along. We appreciate any thoughts and prayers from all of you at this time. 
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