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(908 posts)
Sun Oct 28, 2018, 01:48 PM Oct 2018

Update in my son

Last edited Sun Oct 28, 2018, 02:25 PM - Edit history (1)

MRI showed My son had 2 small strokes in the cerebellar cortex caused by a bilateral vertebral artery dissection. We don't know yet what caused the dissection, its possible we may never know for sure but some of the tests done that we are still waiting on results of may give a better indication of what that maybe as well as treatment here on out. As of now, he will be in hospital for at least through today and at most likely tomorrow. His medical team thinks the best plan of action would be to go to an acute rehab center after released from the hospital, hes looking at 1-2 weeks (could be more, praying for less) there depending on how his body responds to the therapy.

Hopefully after the get the genetic test back in the blood clot history it may tell us more but other possibles he had a pretty major accident in Jan ( was t boned) possible it plays into this or maybe precedent storm as one doctor put it. We may never know.
The one doc today said in 9 years my son is the only 28 year old he’s seen for stroke
Obviously more at the larger hosp ( or Harberview etc)
I will put out I’m grateful to my daughter who is taking notes and doing most of sending stuff to my family on her phone she is better at texting etc and better at phone stuff. I copied most of the above stuff from her post to our immediate family my phone is tiny it’s hard to see.

Now again I want to thank everyone for all the awesome support hugs and info I was trying to thank everyone individually - so hard so everyone here’s your “ individual
Thank you hug 😊

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Update in my son (Original Post) thinkingagain Oct 2018 OP
Harborview.. cilla4progress Oct 2018 #1
Yes thinkingagain Oct 2018 #5
Wow cilla4progress Oct 2018 #9
Sounds like he is strong, and so glad you got him to the hospital quickly. Take care. Hoyt Oct 2018 #2
Good luck! mahina Oct 2018 #3
It's a family website we use instead of facebook thinkingagain Oct 2018 #6
great news that the Dr knows more and has a recovery plan vlyons Oct 2018 #4
My daughter is a physical rehab nurse Freddie Oct 2018 #7
That is what they are telling us thinkingagain Oct 2018 #8


(24,980 posts)
1. Harborview..
Sun Oct 28, 2018, 02:00 PM
Oct 2018

Are you in Washington state?

Blessings to your son and family andn wishes for a speedy, safe recovery!


(908 posts)
5. Yes
Sun Oct 28, 2018, 02:19 PM
Oct 2018

Actually live in Wenatchee area but the first night they did a Skype to Harborview and also when they talk about seeing this his age stroke and now the vessel thing they use Harborview as a comparison


(17,984 posts)
3. Good luck!
Sun Oct 28, 2018, 02:01 PM
Oct 2018

What is the foxfire link?

Take good care of yourself and each other. Prayers up for your son. There’s so much we can do now. My buddy had the same thing. He’s fine now. It took a few surgeries and did take some time.

Aloha no.


(908 posts)
6. It's a family website we use instead of facebook
Sun Oct 28, 2018, 02:22 PM
Oct 2018

Sorry didn’t notice I got that in the copy paste thing see what I mean small phone hard to see everything😬
I will edit that out if I can thanks for pointing it out. Plus I think it’s called interruption induced errors😊 I think I make a lot of those.


(9,339 posts)
7. My daughter is a physical rehab nurse
Sun Oct 28, 2018, 02:49 PM
Oct 2018

Most of her patients are stroke patients. She said the younger the person is, the greater chance of a full recovery. Even a huge difference in a person in their 50’s vs. 70’s. The odds are in his favor.

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