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On April 22nd, 2013 Jennifer Langholff had an aneurysm/stroke. Namely a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

It is the least common but most fatal type of stroke. The neurologist explained that 50% of people that get this die and don't even make it out of ...
On April 22nd, 2013 Jennifer Langholff had an aneurysm/stroke. Namely a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

It is the least common but most fatal type of stroke. The neurologist explained that 50% of people that get this die and don't even make it out of their homes to get to the hospital. The majority of those that live end up in a coma or vegetative state and are placed in nursing homes.

The doctors immediately placed a shunt in her head to release the pressure on her brain. She was emergency air lifted by jet, because it was a quicker and smoother ride compared to the usual helicopter used, to a hospital where there is a doctor and staff that specializes in this type of situation. As soon as she arrived at the new hospital,Scott, her husband was called to approve immediate emergency procedures.

Coils were placed in her brain to stop it up. If this were not enough to deal with, Jennifer developed pneumonia, a blood infection, a blood clot in her leg (a screen was placed in her vein to help prevent a pulmonary embolism), had to have a blood transfusion as there was internal bleeding in her abdomen following a procedure of placing a permanent tube from her head with the tube running under her skin to her abdomen to help buy time if she has another aneurysm. Emergency exploratory surgery was then done to find the damaged area, remove the blood and repair the damage. She was in pain following the surgery but given only minimal pain medication after this so as to not cause vasospasm. She was put on a lower dose of heparin than usual for the blood clot so as to not disrupt the aneurysm. She also developed high blood sugar (she is not diabetic), high blood pressure and had a tracheotomy and a feeding tube placed in her abdomen.

The aneurysm caused weakness on the right side and numbness on the left side of her body.

The stroke has damaged Jennifer's vision and she can not read books as she always enjoyed on a daily basis. She now requires a neuro-opthamologist. A tech has said that with what she has glasses won't fix the problem. It appears there are no specialists that will accept Medicaid and this will be another out-of-pocket expense.

She was in SICU for 4+ weeks, rehab for 2 weeks and is now undergoing outpatient rehabilitation. She has been called a miracle by the medical staff.

She continues to require assistance with the activities of daily living such as taking a bath/shower, reading and doing things in the kitchen to name a few. It is not known how far she will go or how long it will take, or if she will be able to return to work.

Her husband has been assisting her at home basically 24/7 except for occasionally when her mother can come to watch her.

In a few months Jennifer will need to have the neurosurgeon examine the coils to see how they are doing and to examine a second aneurysm that was discovered during the original procedure and was not revealed to Jennifer or her family until recently. She will always be at risk for another stroke.

This is the short version.

While Jennifer is improving such as being able to swallow food and liquids, use a walker unassisted at home, a lessening of headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, a friend of the family had seen the need for a fundraiser at this time of great financial need as all funds are now depleted. Any donation will be greatly appreciated. Please spread the word so Jennifer and Scott can get back on their feet again asap.

The PayPal link jennifer_marks2000 is the correct one.
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