Terry Fife

Hi everyone, I’d like to introduce our mom. Terry, as she’s known by friends and family, grandma T, as she’s known by her grandkids, and Mom, as she’s known by Roni and myself, Krystal.

Mom has always been a hard worker. She would do anything to help anyone in her life, especially her kids and grandkids. She has always gone above and beyond for everyone. On Monday, August 8, 2022, she had been complaining of a headache “like she’d never had before.” She was starting to feel really sick and just couldn’t get rid of this headache. Later that morning, she collapsed in her living room where her brother happened to be. After several attempts to wake her up and her losing consciousness a few more times, he called the paramedics. She was rushed to Chandler Regional Hospital. They discovered quickly after a scan that she’d had a Subarachnoid hemorrhage, also known as a ruptured aneurysm. She was Life-Flighted to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical center, which is where Barrows Neurological Institute is located. She has an angiogram and drain placed. She’s been in the Neuro ICU since. Things are progressing slowly but they are progressing. After 15 days in Neuro ICU, they are finally taking the drain out and placing a shunt. If all goes well, she will be transferred to a regular room and then discarded to an acute rehabilitation facility for up to 2-3 weeks. After that they are releasing her into the Cate of the people that love her, she will get to go home on 24 hour, around-the-clock care.

She will be out of work for the foreseeable future and we will need to take things one day at a time for a while. After release from inpatient rehab, she will have outpatient rehab 3-4 times per week.

We have created this page so we can update on her progress and have documentation of her journey so she can look back and see how far she has come.

Please feel free to ask any questions and we will try to get them answered right away!
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