Nathan Carlson | CaringBridge

Nathan Carlson

First post: Sep 13, 2018 Latest post: Sep 17, 2018
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August 24th through September 11th
On Friday,  August  24th, Nathan  awoke. He could  not walk straight and his depth perception on his left side was off,  We called 911 with the fear he was having a stroke.  He arrived at Park Rapids hospital shortly after via ambulance where we received the news that he had a massive brain bleed. This triggered a stroke and he was rushed by ambulance to St. Cloud hospital and received a life saving surgery in which they placed a drain into his head to relieve the pressure.  When he awoke in the ICU, we discovered that he was paralyzed on the entire left side of his body.  He was able to communicate but his thinking and memory were altered.  As the days passed in the ICU.  Nathan was getting better and started to gain some feeling and movement in the left side of his body, he was able to eat some soft foods and he was slowly progressing.
 On Wednesday, September 4th,  Nathans doctors became  concerned about his lethargy.  He had a CT scan which showed more swelling on his brain.  he went to surgery to remove part of his skull to relieve the swelling.  He was placed on a vent following this successful surgery.  The vent was remove the following morning and Nathan continued to do what was expected following the surgery. 
Early on Saturday morning,  Nathan began struggling with his breathing.  He was up to over 50 respirations a minute.  He immediatly was placed on a vent and so began the search for what was wrong.  They  suspected pneumonia and were conserned about sepsis.  Our  fears became true,  Nathan had Pneumonia and Acute Severe Sepsis.  Saturday was a day of fear and prayer.  We almost lost him twice.  His kidneys and other organs began to shut down.  With aggressive treatment and by the grace of God he pulled through. Nathan will remain on the vent later fore some time. He is currently in an medically induced coma. While still critically ill Nathan has held his own since Sunday.

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