On Wednesday evening at about 7pm, Landyn started seizing, which we later learned was caused by intracranial hemorrhaging. Quick actions taken by his dad, Brock and his uncle, Matt allowed the ambulance to arrive very quickly. Landyn was immediately in route to UW Madison Children’s Hospital.
He continued to have seizures for about 45mins, until paramedics were able to administer medication to help. We arrived at the Children’s Hospital at approximately 8pm. The entire medical team was waiting and took action as soon as we arrived.
The team did a CT scan where it was confirmed intracranial hemorrhaging was occurring and surgery needed to happen immediately. Through quick actions by the entire team Landyn was in the OR approx. within 36 minutes of his arrival. (This is incredible!)
When the neurosurgeon started operating it was discovered that Landyn was born with a Cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Which is an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins in the brain. Basically the amount of blood being pumped in couldn’t keep up with the amount being pumped out and it caused an aneurysm.
At this point the neurosurgeon didn’t want to cause more harm so he paused and proceeded to do Bilateral bone flaps to elevate the pressure on his brain. Landyn was then taken to the Pediatrics ICU till his team could come up with a plan.
Landyn has remained as stable as his doctors could have hoped for over the past 24 hours, which is extremely important. Your prayers are helping, please keep them coming!!!!
Biggest concerns: 1. The AVM is still present which means he is still at risk for further hemorrhaging. 2. His brain is continuing to expand from the pressure caused by all the brain trauma.
Friday is a big day for Landyn and as long as he remains stable the doctors have a plan in place to do an angiogram.
What I can tell you is we have a fighter! Our incredible little boy has been nothing short of amazing.
God’s plan is at work and although we may be struggling to understand at times, we are grateful that we have so many friends and family who are praying with us.
We are so thankful to the entire staff in the ICU, his team of doctors and surgeons, and the EMS team that responded to our call in Lake Mills.
PLEASE continue to keep us all in your prayers! We hope that Landyn continues to push through, which also means he has many tough nights and days ahead of him.
PLEASE ALSO know that you are not a bother, the text messages, phone calls, your encouragement and all your other kind words are greatly appreciated!! It keeps us going! If we don’t respond right away it just means we are channeling all our energy into being with our little boy and soaking up all our precious time with him.