"The real story” - On Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2019, Norma suffered multiple strokes affecting her right parietal lobe. She was taken to the Choctaw Nation Hospital in Talihina, OK. Following initial evaluation and a CAT Scan she was transferred by Ambulance to OSU Hospital in Tulsa. Doctors at OSU reviewed a new CAT Scan and determined that she needed to be transferred to a Stroke Center. On Monday afternoon , she was then transferred to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa where she had an MRI. Results of the MRI confirmed the strokes and the need for a Cerebral Angiogram. Around 1PM, on May 7, 2019, the doctor performed the Cerebral Angiogram. Results of the procedure showed a 55% blockage in the Right Carotid Artery, a 14mm pseudoaneurysm in the Right Carotid Artery, and a surprise small dissection in the femoral artery.
Her current status is just a feisty as you might expect and we are happy to report that there are currently very little to no residual effects to mobility, speech, memory, or vision.
Next Steps: Norma will return home for several days of R&R and healing before returning to St. Francis for a Pipeline Embolization procedure.
All of your prayers, positive thoughts, and help have been appreciated.