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Paul S. Wenger
Dec 23, 2016 Latest post:
Nov 14, 2018
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. Since we are so lucky to have the support and love of so many family members and friends, we are going to do our best to use this site keep everyone up to date with everything that is going on! We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement!
To start at the beginning, on December 10 Paul went to meet his running group for an early morning run. At about 7:30am, I got a call from his mom that he'd had a seizure while he was running and was on his way to the hospital. He had regained consciousness but was still a bit groggy and the home number in NH was the first one that came to mind! (He keeps apologizing for giving his mom's number when his friends asked how to get in touch with his wife.) After getting in touch with the other runners and figuring out what was going on, I quickly dropped the girls off with a friend and made my way to the University of Rochester Medical Center. Shortly after I got to the hospital, the doctors sent Paul for some imaging of his head, just to make sure everything was ok, and we received the shocking news that there was a mass in his brain. Except for that one seizure, we have noticed no significant changes in his health or behavior and were completely blindsided by the news. He was admitted to the hospital overnight to begin seizure medications and was able to come home the next day.
Since then, Paul has spent a LOT of time in MRIs trying to determine what the best course of treatment will be. We have met with a neurosurgeon and the hope is that he will be able to take the tumor out, but he needs to proceed very carefully due to the location. The tumor is in the area of Paul's brain that controls language functioning, so they are being very cautious. We are thankful for all of the care that he has received so far, and doing everything we can to stay hopeful.