Timothy Staab You Got This!

First post: Sep 13, 2022 Latest post: Sep 25, 2022
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On Wednesday, September 7th, 2022, my father, Tim,  fell off a ladder while trimming tree branches.  He could tell he hurt his wrist and knew he better get things checked out.  While in the Oconomowoc ER he started to develop a slight headache.  The doctors ordered a CT scan, where they then discovered a small bleed in his brain.  He was then taken by ambulance to Waukesha Memorial where there is a neurology staff.  Once in the ICU, he started to decline quickly.  We made the decision for him to have surgery to stop the brain bleed and the swelling.  I am beyond happy to report that he made it through surgery and has since been taken off sedation and has been extubated.   On August 26th, he also suffered a heart attack, which required two stents to be put in.  As you can imagine, this severely complicates his recovery.
Over the weekend, we had some really promising experiences occur with his recovery.  He waved goodbye without being asked, gave a few "thumbs up", shook his head yes and no, and did a lot of smiling.  We also experienced a few setbacks such as a few small seizures, sleepiness, fever, and inattentiveness.  
As you can imagine, my father has a very long road to recovery.  If you're the praying kind, my father, Tim, could surely use all he can get!
If you are able to send "good vibes" we are taking those as well!  
I'll be sharing his journey on this site to keep you all updated on the latest and greatest.  If you know my dad well, you KNOW without a doubt that he's a fighter.  Dad, YOU GOT THIS!~Melissa
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