Julia had left the building/discharged home!

Julia VanAvery

First post: Jan 27, 2019 Latest post: May 10, 2019
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. On January 13, 2019 Julia was doing laundry when she couldn't figure out the "how to". Dylan had come in to check on her and found her in tears. She felt it was a bad migraine, as Dylan tried to say let's go to the hospital. A while later she got up from the couch and fell hitting her head on the floor. Dylan ran upstairs, scooped her up and took her to the ER. While initially they also felt it was a bad migraine, she became symptomatic again and CT/MRI confirmed a stroke. She was given the clot busting drug TPA, and transfered to Abott Northwestern in Minneapolis. Julia spent three days in ICU before transferring her to the Neuro floor. Julia has left sided weakness, her arm is most affected, left facial droop, with minimal cognitive defect. The good news is, everything works! Now she is busy working hard to do more, with less. She is amazing! And did I mention beautiful? She works through a constant headache ( they are trying different cocktails of meds to find something that works), and nausea/vomiting, and perseveres to do her rehab so she can get back home to her family, and the work she enjoys so much. God has provided her with a strong support system who has reached out to help with getting the home ready for Julia's return, food on the table and assistance with getting kids to activities. As of yesterday, staff has decided Julia will probably go home next Tuesday, Jan, 28 th. She will need 24/7 supervision, and outpatient rehab. I'll let Dylan fill everyone in on their needs. Encouragement is#1.

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