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

Hello Family and Friends!  
As the year comes to an end, I thought it was a good time to reach out with a progress report.  We are all settled in at our daughters house and David is still working hard at PT to regain balance, strength, and his stamina.  He has had a remarkable journey this year.  There have been more ups and downs this year than in the rest of our 37 years of marriage.  He continues to amaze me everyday.  

His recovery is nothing short of a miracle and one for the record books according to his doctors.  As for recent happenings, he had a fall a few weeks ago while getting out of bed that landed him 10 staples in his head. Ouch!!!  But we were still able to go on a short cruise to the Bahamas.  It was nice to soak up the sun and pamper ourselves a bit.  Life has thankfully calmed down a lot with minimal drama these days.

Reaching out to say we are always up for visitors and trying to find some new hobbies for him to keep him more engaged with life.  He got a drone for Christmas and I am sure will be interesting.  He still sleeps a lot but I suspect some of that could be boredom.  He has perfected the art of being patient and I would describe him a calm, cool and collected.

I feel a tremendous sense of gratitude for all our blessings!  The support of family and friends has been incredible!  Thank you so much!!

Our plan is to start doing some traveling this spring in the RV.  We both wish everyone the Happiest of New Years!

❤️❤️❤️ Denise and David
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