Rob Hegland

First post: 1/3/2017 Latest post: 5/22/2017
Rob was driving to work on Wed. Dec., 27. He got  really dizzy, everything started to go dark. He ran his car into the side of the road off of 32nd and couldn't move. He couldn't open his mouth, couldn't move his arms, his legs were shaking uncontrollably & soaking sweat. Cars were driving by before someone eventually stopped. Syd, his coworker, happened to drive by and pulled over. 


A policeman stopped and they were going to break the window to reach Rob amd help him. Rob could see things and hear things but couldn't talk or move. The paramedics arrived  Rob managed to lift his arm a little to pull the handle on the door. By 5:00PM they had a plan to air lift Rob to Fargo. 


In Fargo they performed a diagnostic Angiogram to see where to go.


As it turns out, Rob has a severed right vertebral artery,  his left vertebral artery is showing signs of narrowing with an aneurysm just below the narrowing point, and he also has over 90% blockage in both of his carotid arteries.


The plan was to start meds and wait and watch for five days to see what changes if any would occur.


On Monday, Jan. 2, Rob went in for his 2nd angiogram, and it was discovered that the aneurysm had grown by 40% and the area above showed more narrowing.


Time was of essence, they rushed him in for surgery to repair the aneurysm.  He was given a 30% chance of survival.


All was a success.  Dr. Drofa performed a miracle, for which we will be forever grateful.


Rob has a long road to recovery. He will be on bed rest through the end of January,  and he still faces two more procedures for the blockages.


Your prayers have all been appreciated, please keep them coming!

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