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10/16/2016 Latest post:
She is Noodle to her Dad, Bones to her Mom, and my Sweetie to me. I'm Deb. I'm so lucky to have Oakley in my life as my bonus daughter.
We received the call early this morning, October 15. It's hard to believe that it was just this morning, the phone call that made our hearts stop. Oakley was being rushed into emergency surgery for an aneurysm on her brain. What? How? When? Where? Rush to the hospital, what's going on, she's already in surgery, how long will it take, what are they saying, when did they go in....the questions are endless, the tears are endless, the worry is endless. She is in surgery for about 4 hours, the procedure is successful. The doctor tells us that this aneurysm may have been growing for years....not caused by an injury, or outside factor. It doesn't seem possible for someone so young, but it's true! There is no way to know the long term implications of the aneurysm, only time will tell. Oakley's youth is in her favor. Her young body and brain will heal itself much quicker than that of an older person with the same condition. She will be in the Neuro ICU for at least 2 weeks. And she has a long road of recovery ahead of her. But she is young and strong, and stubborn! That's part of her charm! But most importantly, she has a HUGE support system! Her family, her friends, her co-workers, her clients, she needs everyone, more than ever, in her young life, to support her in her journey back to health.
Please.....we are limiting visitors to immediate family only. Thank you for respecting this, Oakley needs a quiet, calm environment to help in her recovery.