About 3 weeks ago, Wanda started getting bad headaches. Her memory started going downhill and within the past week, her speech became slurred and getting worse day by day. When I spoke with her Saturday, I could not understand her very well and she could not remember names of people and things. She would describe those things to me. An example is she was trying to think of the word "Ladder." She said, "You know the things you climb up?" I replied, "A ladder?" She responded, "Yes." Each word was more slurred than the previous word. She had blood work done at work and her white blood cell count came back high. She knew something wasn't right and was waiting for testing to be done at work once they weren't so busy and could fit her in. Terry obviously had his own concerns over the course of the three weeks and by Sunday, he decided enough was enough, no more waiting, and he drove her to Fairview Hospital in Princeton. They were ill-equipped to take care of Wanda there, so Terry, along with the recommendation from the hospital staff, took Wanda down to the University of Minnesota hospital. It was here that they did an MRI and admitted her. That MRI showed a mass on the left side of her brain. Within the next 15 hours, she had many other scans and tests done. An amazing team of doctors then decided on the best plan of action. The size of the mass was shocking to everyone. It is estimated to be around an inch and a half to two inches. It is close to her speech which is the reason her speech has been affected so drastically. SO, the plan of action is to go in and remove the mass today, September 27, 2017.
We will keep you updated here as we learn more.
God Bless and thank you for loving and supporting Wanda.
My name is Corey Brooks. Brandie Flaxbeard and I will be posting here keeping you updated on Wanda's journey.