Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. On Friday April 29th Paul suffered a major stroke. He was airlifted from Brainerd to United in St Paul where they did an angioplasty type procedure to remove a blood clot on the left side of his brain. The procedure was successful. On Sunday May 1 they discovered a brain hemorrhage with swelling. Medical intervention got these under control. Forward to today; medically Paul is stable. Physically he can walk around with minimal assistance. The part of his brain that has been damaged is the left side which has effected his vocabulary and comprehension. They call it Global Aphasia. He is unable to read and he gets very frustrated while trying to have a conversation. We are waiting for a opening to transfer him to a care facility in Brainerd to start rehab. It’s difficult to know what he’s thinking and sometimes he’s way out there. I have had some good giggles with his daughter’s over having to explain to the. Nursing staff that what he said or did was how he was before the stroke. Here’s an example: Cute little nurse asks Paul if he would like help into bed….. his response was “ are you going to climb in with me? Angie was there and apologized to the nurse but explained that would be a before stroke response. The roller coaster right continues.