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Sep 7, 2018
I'm sure we all felt the same shock and disbelief as word spread that Melanie was taken by ambulance Friday from lunch to Memorial Medical Center ER. She was nauseated and thought she had something for lunch that didn't settle with her. In a short amount of time after quick work at the hospital and a CT scan it was discovered that she had a ruptured aneurysm. Within a few hours she was in surgery to place a coil in the artery where the aneurysm was, to block further blood flow there. This is a minimally invasive surgery where they thread a catheter through the groin to the aneurysm, thus not needing to open the skull to reach the area. During the procedure she had a complication of an adjacent blood vessel collapse which was quickly resolved. Melanie remains in ICU with close monitoring of her condition. Some highlights to date: Breathing tube removed Sunday, and Melanie began talking right away. She was very aware of everything, including keeping the kids in line with reminders of appointments this week.🙂 Sunday night still had blood not draining like they hoped so added treatment of TPA (clot buster) with hope to help that situation. Monday clot buster seemed to be doing what they wanted. Melanie a little more tired than the day before. Weak from coughing and hourly neuro checks to assess her status. They make her wake up and test movement, following commands, etc. every hour. She has asked for Diet Coke both Monday and today, Tuesday. The Capps and Ferricks families feel the love, support and prayers from all. Please continue to pray for the blood to dicipate and no further complications. There is still a long road ahead.