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April 2017

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I just got the call from Randi's neurosurgeon. The news is not good, but not as bad as it could be.

First, the aneurysm was larger and more complicated than even the doctors anticipated. The optic nerve was so "smooshed" (Dr. Rickert's term) that she was amazed Randi could see out of the eye at all. Then, while they worked on it, it ruptured. Apparently there was huge activity in the OR trying to get it to stop bleeding! She lost 2 liters of blood. However, they were able to siphon off most of it and keep the brain from being too damaged. Dr. Rickert says Randi will probably have a small stroke and will be in rehab for perhaps 3 weeks. She did wake up, she responded to her name, and she moved her left side. Her right side wouldn't move when asked, but when her toe was tweaked, it did, so she does have sensation on that side.

If we didn't have one of the best - if not the best - neurosurgeon teams in the country, she would have died. Seriously.

Anyway, it's too soon to say how much damage was done or what's going to happen next. I'll keep y'all posted. Now I think I'm going off into a corner and have a quiet meltdown.

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Oh my goodness, I'm glad that they took care of that the way they did. Hope she recovers swiftly, I'll keep her in my prayers.
I can't tell you how often I've been thinking of you and Randi and hoping and praying for the best for her! I wish it would have gone better, but at least it sounds like they're fairly confident that she is going to come through this okay in the end.

*HUGS* I'm sorry you guys have to go through this. I'll keep sending LUCK and HOPE your way!
I wish I could come down there and keep you company through all this, dear friend.

As it is, I'll continue to pray, send healing energies, and keep a blue candle going whenever I can for Randi.

I'm sorry things didn't go as well as planned, but glad that things went as well as they possibly could under the circumstances.

*hugs*