Welcome to our CaringBridge website. With all of the combined families, I have decided to start this page so anyone can check up on their Dad, Brother, Uncle or Friend!
Wendell suffered a debilitating stroke on July 7, 2015. The stroke happened in the right pons of the brain, affecting his left side. This caused him with a droop on his left side of his face, and paralysis of his left arm, and unable to support himself with his left leg. At the same time, the CT scan showed cancer in his left kidney. Wendell went through months of therapy to try to activate the nerves in his left side with no avail!
Just when things were going good, another stroke attacked the brain on January 4, 2016. Luckily, no new affects were found. At this time, the carotid artery of the right side was showing signs of blockage. He already had the left one opened a couple of years ago.
In February, the cancerous kidney was removed, no other cancer has been detected.
In early spring, Wendell had an angiogram to check his carotid. Doctor Suri found that the vein was actually bigger than normal making it look as it was more blocked than average, keeping an eye on it.
On June 28, yet another stroke was prevented from happening as I was able to get him to the hospital in short time. They have him a super strong blood thinner, TPA which brought him through!
November 12, again we went into the hospital but this time by ambulance because he said his legs were numb and tingly, he was short of breath, cold and clammy, and dizzy. We found that his heart rate was going down to 32 BPM. They did all kinds of tests and still have no reason. He was supposed to be sent home with heart monitor, but they have a waiting list???
So today is November 28, and we still wait for the heart monitor...
Wendell has a neurologist appointment on December 6.
Watch for updates after that!
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If you are ever in the neighborhood, please stop in as it is hard to get out sometimes!