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On Thursday November 10, 2016 in the afternoon, Rob fell while working on his ice fishing house. He had a bump on his head and was sore but otherwise felt okay. On Friday morning at approximately 3:30am he was unable to get out of bed and unresponsive. Paramedics were called and he was rushed to the St. Cloud hospital, where they did emergency surgery. Because of his pacemaker and heart he was on Coumadin, which caused increased bleeding in the brain after his fall. This resulted in an intra-ventricular hemorrhage. That's what caused him to collapse Friday morning. The neurosurgeon was only able to get about 5% of the clot out. He made it through surgery, and was admitted to the ICU with a breathing tube and 2 "drainage" tubes that were placed on the back side of his head to help drain the blood that was displaced in the spinal fluid cavity.