Tamar Peterson

First post: Aug 6, 2019 Latest post: Nov 18, 2020
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Wednesday, July 31st Tamar had a ruptured aneurysm that was caused by AVM (arteriovenous malformation - a cluster of abnormal blood vessels in the brain that people are typically born with). It was a blessing that he was at BFS (Bigger Faster Stronger) at Rosemount High School and that it didn't happen while he was alone or sleeping. We went via ambulance to St. Paul Children's Hospital and he was placed in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit). Wednesday evening he had an angiogram which confirmed the bleeding had stopped. Tamar will be in intensive care for 3-4 weeks until he is ready for brain surgery where they will completely remove the AVM. After surgery he will likely have another 3-4 weeks in intensive care and rehab. The AVM is in the area of his brain that controls speech and motor skills. So far he has no damage to motor skills, but there is speech damage. He is making huge improvements, but there is no way to tell how much will be permanent.

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