David’s Story

Site created on March 25, 2018

On Sunday, March 25th, Dave was driving when he told Denise he was having a hard time with his vision.  Denise felt like something was off and rushed him to Frederick Memorial Hospital. Dave lost consciousness on the way to the hospital.  Once they arrived, a CT scan showed a spontaneous brain bleed. They had to do an emergency tracheotomy and the neurosurgeon did a procedure to drain the blood from the brain.  This procedure will help eliminate the pressure caused by the bleed. After he was stable, they moved him to the ICU where they will continue to monitor him and drain the fluid.

Our dad is the strongest person we know, and anyone that has ever met him knows that he is AWESOME! We would appreciate any thoughts you'd like us to share with him.  He is still sedated, however we have been talking to him and we are hopeful that he can hear us. Please continue to send your prayers and positive thoughts!

With love,
Elizabeth, Davey & Katherine

Newest Update

Journal entry by Denise Ordonio

Long overdue for an update!  David is doing really well on our first long RV trip.  One of the first things he said when he really woke up was that he wanted to get an RV and travel...  so here we are, about half way into an 1800 mile journey.  We have a Facebook page if you'd like to go along for the ride.  It's really more of a photo diary.
Feeling so blessed to be able to see our great country and spend more time in his healing journey.  We have amped up self care on a whole new level.  Thanks again for supporting us and especially for all the prayers.  They were obviously heard!

Love Denise and David
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