Bobbi’s Story

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Journal entry by Nichole Rasner

Wow it’s been a hot minute since we have done an update on here and unfortunately the news is not the best. On March 3rd Bobbi had her 3rd chemo treatment. All seemed to have gone well or as expected up until around 8:42 am on Thursday the 5th. Justin and Bobbi were texting each other and Bobbi suddenly went silent. 

Justin decided to call Bobbi to see if she was ok. When she answered there were no real words coming out of her just grunts and garbles. Justin sent our dad over to the house to check on Bobbi and the situation unfolded there. Our dad found Bobbi, unable to talk and her right side of her body was flopping around. Justin arrived shortly after dad did and they asked Bobbi questions, do you know what day it is, what’s your birthdate, what did you just eat? All the while Bobbi just kept shrugging her shoulders and grunting. Justin called the oncology dept in Marinette and they indicated it might be a stroke and get her to the emergency room. So Justin and my dad did. 

There they discovered Bobbi did indeed suffer a stroke, but also had a large blood clot on the brain. Bobbi was taken by ambulance to aurora in Green Bay. With in an hour of arriving there she was in surgery to remove the brain blood clot. The first attempt failed, the 2nd attempt didn’t quite go as planned either. When attempting to remove the clot, it burst, sending pieces through out the left hand side of the brain. they tried to use a clot busting medication, to break up the remaining pieces, but the medication did nothing. It could not penetrate the clots at all. Following surgery, she was placed in icu. There she was very agitated, still
Could not speak , but was slowly moving her right side arm, fingers, leg and toes. With in about an hour and a half of surgery she began patting the side of her head. And puking up blood. This was alarming to all so they ordered a CT scan stat. The scan revealed a very large brain bleed. The family and friends were gathered as this could be life or death depending on how the bleed goes. Fortunately, the next scan showed that although the bleed was large- it was stable. Thank god. But she is still not out of the woods. They have her in a slightly sedated state trying to keep her calm with little stimulation. To give the brain time to heal. She is still very agitated and patting her head. An analogy was made- if you’ve ever slammed a finger or thumb with a hammer and get the huge bruise etc- that’s what her head is like. We are doing repeated scans to be sure the bleed stays stable and doesn’t cross over to the right hand side. As of this morning- she still has no movement in her right arm or fingers. She is showing signs of movement in her right leg and toes. She did try to pull her port out it is swollen and I believe the nurses we’re going to take it out because as she was pulling at it to get it out she was saying hurt hurt hurt hurt so she does have feelings and those were her first words we’ve heard her say. The recovery of this is unknown as she still has not woken up so they do not know the extent of the damage of the stroke or a brain bleed. So I don’t have much more to update on here but feel free to reach out to myself or my brother if you have any questions love you all thank you again for supporting Bobbi in every way possible if you cannot donate that’s OK just please share the go fund me as she is out of work and more than likely may not be able to return and these bills are going to be extremely high so thank you all again and have a blessed Saturday❤️The recovery of this is unknown as she still has not woken up so they do not know the extent of the damage of the stroke or the brain bleed. So I don’t have much more to update on here but feel free to reach out to myself or my brother if you have any questions love you all thank you again for supporting Bobbi in every way possible if you cannot donate that’s OK just please share the go fund me as she is out of work and more than likely may not be able to return and these bills are going to be extremely high so thank you all again and have a blessed Saturday
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