John's Recovery Benefit
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On Wednesday, May 21st John was heading North bound on Meade street in front of Appleton Medical Center. A 94-year old woman heading South bound, turning left onto Glendale did not see him and turned in front of him. The accident left John in ...

On Wednesday, May 21st John was heading North bound on Meade street in front of Appleton Medical Center. A 94-year old woman heading South bound, turning left onto Glendale did not see him and turned in front of him.

The accident left John in critical condition with severe head injuries. After being evaluated at AMC he was flown to ThedaClark in Neenah and admitted into the emergency room. John was placed on life support - not because he could not breathe on his own but because it was important his body didn't need to work any harder than it already was. The nurses and doctors wanted to have control of his vitals in order to alleviate strain from his brain.

He is currently in the ICU in ThedaClark. After further evaluating the continuous swelling in his John's brain, Thursday, May 22nd the neurosurgeon decided it was best to place an ICP (intercranial pressure) monitor into his right center region of his skull. The monitor was placed at 9am, two hours later the neurosurgeon concluded it was time to resort to surgery. Dr. Bhattacharjee performed a craniectomy around 1 o'clock Friday afternoon.

The craniectomy is a surgical operation where they removed a bone flap from John's skull to allow for more swelling. The surgery went very well with no complications. His bone flap is being stored very safely for replacement when he is ready. He also has a right pelvis fracture the orthopedic will address once his brain injury is stable.

Now................... we wait.

Brain swelling takes anywhere from 3-7 days to peak. Once the swelling begins to subside the doctors will be able to better evaluate John's recovery and prognosis. During that time only immediate family is able to visit him in the ICU. We are not allowed to talk to him or touch him to prevent disturbing him. At this time, It is crucial he rests his brain. The family has placed a thoughts and messages book in the waiting room of the ICU. You can find this waiting room by taking the north elevators to 2R. If you visit our family, please be sure to sign his book we will share this with him throughout his recovery.

John will need to be hospitalized for weeks, maybe in even months.  Keep the prayers coming! John needs every one of them! We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

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