Rod Martin

First post: Jan 3, 2020 Latest post: Jun 28, 2020
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Yesterday we had the world by the tail. Retired and looking forward to many great adventures. This morning (1/3/20 about 10 am) while in Greenville, SC he suffered a pretty significant stroke. When he didn’t come down for breakfast, I went up and found him unresponsive.   They found his left carotid artery was completely blocked so they needed to put a stint in that to get to his brain and retrieve the clot on the left side of his brain. While they were getting it, it broke off and went farther into the back of his brain. They felt they were able to get it but when they were done they couldn’t feel a pulse in his right leg so thought there were maybe more clots in his main artery.  The second surgery was about 3 hours long. They don’t find any more clots but ended up repairing  a tear in his blood vessel at the site of entry of the first surgery. He said it’s not an uncommon complication of this surgery.   The Dr felt the surgery went well. 


So now we wait. Wait to see how he is. Wait to see how recovery goes. Wait to see what our next step is. We don’t know what the future holds, but we know who holds the future. 



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