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12/24/2016 Latest post:
On December 21, 2016 Randy had surgery on his carotid artery. Early the next morning he had a significant stroke and lost the ability to speak, eat, and, swallow. Randy had an MRI last night and CT scan this morning. The results have indicated that he has minimal swelling on the brain, which is good news. The doctors told us that it can take up 2-3 days for swelling to occur so they will continue to monitor him closely and he will have a CT scan each morning. Randy can use his left arm and is able to move his left leg. We have seen him move his right hand a little bit, which is a good sign. He is not able to speak or eat right now. He does have a temporary feeding tube so he can receive the nutrition that he needs to heal. The doctor did notice that his lungs sounded "wet", so they started him on antibiotics this morning. He is resting peacefully and appears to be comfortable. He is awake for short periods of time and is receptive when we hold his hand. Randy is currently at Theda Clark in Neenah. We will provide updates as we receive more information. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.