On February 26th, Karen suffered a Pontine Hemorrhagic Stroke in her home. She was admitted to Christiana Hospital's ICU. Karen sustained hemiparesis, unstable blood pressure levels, impacted gag reflex, swallowing and speaking abilities, and some hearing loss. She was placed on a ventilator and 5 days later was given a tracheotomy and abdominal feeding tube. Thankfully, Karen cognitively seems to know what's happening around her, however communication is a struggle.
Karen, Joe and the kids are thankful for all your love, support, and prayers. It truly makes all the difference in keeping spirits high for this new journey for our family.