Sadie’s Story

Site created on February 20, 2020

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Sadie had a brain aneurysm Wednesday, Feb. 19th in afternoon while on break at work at St. Mary's Hospital at the Mayo Clinic. Surgeons performed an angioplasty and stopped the bleeding in her brain with a wire coil. This morning she was breathing on her own and moving her right side alot and the left a little. 

They took her in for a CT scan an hour ago and found more bleeding in her brain. The coil has slipped. This time she will need a craniotomy try to stop it. They told us she lost a lot of blood and a third bleed would be fatal. She is in surgery now. I will update this when surgery is over.

We also started a GoFundMe account to help Sadie keep up to date with bills and medical deductibles while she is in this long recovery process.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/sadie-benjamin-fundraiser?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=815361c68f414a2ea9bf67188a711824

Newest Update

Journal entry by Melissa Benjamin

Sadie has been home for five days. She is doing pretty good, but did try to get up on her own a few times. Mom is staying with her right now. I don’t think things would be going well without her there. Brooke has been really helping a TON as well. She is all set up to do her therapy at home. PT is there right now. 

Mom is trying to get everyone to the point that they can take over when she goes home. Long term planning, impulsivity and getting stuck on certain thoughts are the things Sadie is working on as that is part of her brain injury.  Sadie still has some challenges ahead of her, but with prayers, hard work and help from her family and friends, I think she can do it!!! ❤️
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