On March 7, 2021 Pat went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with a ruptured brain aneurysm. She was transferred to the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at United Hospital that night. On Monday, March 8, 2021 she had a procedure to place coiling and a stent to stop the bleeding in her brain. She was discharged a little two weeks and was introduced to her new home, the condo. Mom was welcomed home and settled among an array of home health care providers, a nurse three days a week, an OT, a PT and eventually a speech therapist. She made amazing progress!
A few weeks after getting home with “slow and steady wins the race motto” it seemed like things started trending backwards. Mom had a CT scan and fantastic news that there is no bleeding but come to find that the fluid in her brain had increased which led to a diagnosis of Hydrocephalus. Mom started to lose the progress she had made since leaving the hospital.
On April 16, 2021 she was readmitted to the Neuro Intensive Care Unit with the hope of draining off the excess fluid in her brain. Immediately the lumbar spinal drain was replaced and the plan to place a shunt was being planned by her neuro team.
So here we are hoping, praying and holding onto faith we can carry her through this tenuous fragile journey...