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Dec 26, 2016 Latest post:
Jan 29, 2017
This is Lisa Chan writing in place of my beloved mother, Louisa. Louisa had a very massive and terrible brain stroke in her office on 12/21/16. She called me at around 4p.m. that day and told me that she had a very terrible headache. She instructed me to tell my dad to pick me up from home then pick her up at her office. By the time we got there, the paramedics and ambulance were already there and my mother was already unconscious.
It is a miracle that she was able to survive her brain surgery, which was performed around 6:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. I really believe that all the prayer that took place that night for my mother helped her stay here with us. I am really thankful to God that she has not left us yet, and that God is so loving to be able to give us some more time with her. She is currently unresponsive to any stimuli while not under any sedation at all. She has pain medication so she is pain-free. Her vital signs are relatively stable. I believe that she is fighting really hard and I am very proud of her.
The doctor informed us today, 12/24/16, about her current situation and her prognosis. He told us that given her current state and his experience, the best case scenario for my mom if we proceed with all interventive measures such as a colostomy bag and tracheotomy, she will at best be at something similar to a vegetative state, although still not classified as "brain dead." My dad and I know that my mom's wishes would definitely not be to live a life without any quality.
Please kindly write a message (scroll to the bottom) to my mother through this site and I will read them to her. I really believe that she can hear us when we talk to her because her blood pressure level rises. Several people have also told me that she breathes harder when they start talking to her..but I'm not sure because that is a more qualitative observation. My mom is really hanging in there to be able to hear from all her friends and family. I really pray hard for my mother's healing if it is in God's will. I really hope that He can make another miracle happen. But whatever God decides, I know it is best for our family. I really appreciate all the support all our friends and family has provided us. Thank you.