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Ken Silvey

First post: Apr 6, 2018 Latest post: Apr 10, 2018
Easter Morning Ken Silvey suffered a major brain aneurysm, he was rushed via ambulance to Osceola Medical Center where the doctors made the call to put him on life flight helicopter to the level 1 trauma center at Regions Medical Center in Saint Paul Minnesota.

While being treated in flight to Regions Ken suffered additional heart attacks and stroke, upon arrival he  underwent two emergency surgeries to relieve pressure on the brain and stop the inner cranial bleeding. Ken remains in the surgical ICU where he has immediate access to the equipment and medical professionals required for the best chances for recovery.

Ken’s heavily sedated to keep him calm and blood pressure in safe ranges, he’s also on a ventilator to assist with his labored breathing. The doctors have been moderating his sedatives in order to more accurately gauge his cognitive abilities, when his sedation is on the low side he is able to recognize friends and family and communicate with hospital staff using subtle head and hand movements.

While his condition has stabilized since the last surgery he remains in critical condition under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses.

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