Langford Holbrook

First post: Dec 9, 2017 Latest post: Jan 5, 2018
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Some of you may not know that several weeks ago Langford sustained a concussion after a stumble and fall. A subsequent CT scan showed a small berry aneurysm in his brain that had not ruptured. He was told it had a 2-3% chance of rupture, and after some consideration made plans to have it repaired on 12/21/17. 

Unfortunately, however, unbeknownst to Langford and his medical team the aneurysm ruptured a week or so ago, and Langford began developing increasingly more concerning neurological symptoms that were assumed to be post-concussion syndrome.  On Thursday, 12/7/17, he began showing more alarming symptoms. Thank goodness Shannon was there (she had been keeping a close watch for several days due to his symptoms) and called 911. EMS took him to the emergency room at Piedmont Athens Regional, where scans revealed the rupture. That same evening he was sent to Emory by helicopter where he was admitted to the G-ICU. 

On Friday, 12/8/17, Dr. Michael Cawley, the neurosurgeon successfully repaired the aneurysm and was able to use angioplasty to open the artery that had gone into vasospasm several days after the rupture. The vasospasm contributed to what was likely a right hemisphere stroke. The doctor spoke with family to inform them that the procedures went well and that it doesn't appear Langford is suffering any serious effects of the stroke. 

Family has been informed that Langford will be in the Emory ICU for at least 2 weeks as they support and monitor his recovery. 

Langford is in good hands with the physicians and staff at Emory.  All of his family are so thankful to Shannon for being there and realizing he needed help,  the medical staff, and all of you for your support and kindness! 

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