Marc Dykeman | CaringBridge

Marc Dykeman

First post: Dec 12, 2017 Latest post: Dec 28, 2017
My phone has been blowing up, I started this just to keep everyone informed and have a quick way to inform anyone wanting to know Marc's status and not leave anyone out. 




Background - 


On Tuesday 12/5 while at Taelor's competition Marc had an immediate pain that "felt like someone stabbed him in the back of the next and traveled to his forehead" He was evaluated by a trainer at ESPN they determined it must just be a pinched nerve, this happened again about a bit later so we decided to go to Urgent Care. They also agreed that it must just be a pinched nerve. Gave him some meds and sent him home to follow up with his doctor when he gets home. Marc spent the rest of the trip in hotel room miserable. 


By Saturday he was extremely weak and unable to really get around by himself. 


Sunday(12/10) morning about 3AM I was able to get him to the E.R.  They did a cat scan first thing, it showed a bleed in brain. We were then transferred down to research hospital to meet with their neurology team.  The team preformed an angiogram, the results showed that he had an aneurysm that ruptured, and he was having brain spasms. The aneurysm is located in a very uncommon area, doing a coil procedure isn't an option. 
We made the decision to go ahead and do surgery the surgeon is worried about the swelling, spasms,  and the location of the aneurysm, but the risk of re-rupture is high. Surgery will be open ( They are making a incision and going in thru the skull). They took him back to surgery at about 10:30 and the surgery will take about 4-10 hours. 


I have received the following updates :


11:27 - "we just got started and everything is going great so far :)"
12:46 - "All is well :)"
1:47 - "Things are going well"








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