Update: I will write more soon, but wanted to thank everyone for the prayers. Mom is going to be having surgery on Nov. 20. The aneurysm is 14 mm, which is large and the artery that it stems from is also engorged meaning the coiling surgery will be a bit more involved… but the doctor’s complication rate is only 1.5%, so hopefully she will come through it with flying colors.
If you follow me on twitter, you may know that on September 28, my mom was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm.
Today she goes to a specialist to learn more about the diagnosis and her options for surgery.
Can you say a little prayer for her today? The appointment is at 1:40 CST.
My family has an ugly history of aneurysms.
My great grandma Adeline died of a brain aneurysm on a Friday in the early 60s. She was going in for surgery that following Monday.
My nana has had two brain surgeries, both for aneurysms.
The doctor left a clamp open in her head during the first surgery in the late 70s. They were able to get it closed later, but the damage had been done. She was left with small seizures for the rest of her life. Her second surgery in the 90s caused her to lose her sense of taste, smell and balance.
You can see why we are worried.
We don’t like aneurysms.
But it seems like they are going to continue to be part of our story.
Please pray for wisdom from the doctor.
Please pray that the location is not hard to get to.
Please pray for hope, peace and healing.
Please pray for strength for my mom, dad, sister and others who are near her.
I plan to go to WI for the surgery. This is one of those times when it is especially hard to be far from home.