Nikki Riegler Nikki Riegler

First post: Mar 8, 2022 Latest post: Mar 24, 2022
March 3, 2022 Mom was sitting on the couch early evening when she was complaining of a headache. She then started to vomit. The more she was vomiting the more she was becoming incoherent. Brandon called 911 immediately and she was rushed to the nearest hospital. There she was completely incoherent and couldn’t even tell you her name or birthday. A CT scan was done and it showed she had an abscess on her brain and an infection somewhere in her body. She needed surgery ASAP. She was med flighted to Froedtert hospital in Milwaukee. She underwent brain surgery and was then put in a medically induced coma. The infection had spread throughout her whole body. This all stems from a sinus infection that she had from the previous week or 2.  Since then she has been in the NICU at Froedtert. An MRI showed that she has blood on the back of her brain(cerebellum) and it could have come from the infection. As of now she is showing no symptoms from this and doctors will continue to monitor. They are also reducing her sedation medication slowly and she has been doing an excellent job breathing on her own with some help from the ventilator. 
We would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for reaching out, sending love, thoughts and prayers. Mom has a long road of recovery ahead of her and she needs all the prayers we can send up.