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Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about Tim.
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Thank you for your care, concern and prayers.
Love from all of us,
Tim and Marcia Roline
On Thursday, October 28th, Tim came home from work very disoriented and very pale. After some convincing, we got him to the ER at NCRH. He continued to be disoriented, so they ran both a CT and an MRI. As a result of these tests, the decision was made to airlift him to Sanford Medical center in Fargo. He was admitted into ICU and there for about 24 hours. During that time, he remained stabile and became less disoriented. He was moved to a general hospital room on Friday afternoon, and results for most viral causes were returning as negative. On Saturday, the option of more invasive testing was brought up and neurosurgery met with us. On Sunday morning, by our request, we began the process of moving him to a larger facility. At this point, Tim was stabile enough to be transported by family car. We arrived, after some difficulty, to St. Mary's hospital one of the two affilitiated with Mayo Clinic in Rochester. After more testing, Tim's diagnosis was a glioma of the left temporal lobe.
Surgery was performed on November 19th. 85% of the tumor was removed. Unfortunate outcome of the surgery was a stroke suffered during the last few minutes of operating. Tim was movedd to ICU for 3 days and from there to a medical floor for another 2 days. Finally on Wednesday before Thanskgiving, a room was available in the rehabilitation unit. The same day he was moved to rehab, the pathology report came back. Tim's tumor is a grade 3 glioma, specifically an Anaplastic Astrocytoma.
Since this is a new page, and his previous CarePages was creating difficulties, I will have the journal updates pasted from his previous site. I will try and keep his page updated and current!