Nov 4
ADierkhising
ADierkhising , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

19 Year Old Stroke Survivor

On May 2, 2016, I received a phone call from my 19 year old daughter, who was happily away at college, who said she had a headache.  Since she had just gotten over a cold I told her she probably had a sinus infection and she should get into the dr.  I called her back about 1/2 hour later to make sure she got to the dr and she said she had been throwing up, I told her someone needed to drive her to the dr because she probably has a migraine or something.  Her boyfriend took her to the dr and a girlfriend met them there.  They gave her two shots, one for a migraine and one for pain and sent her home.  An hour later I received a terrifying call from her friend that said my daughter was on the floor and totally unresponsive, she called 911, they took her to the hospital and then flew her to another hospital.  The hospital they flew her to was about 4 1/2 hours away from me.  When we were about 45 minutes away the dr finally called and I had to give him the ok to give her "something", his words were "this is the only thing that I can do for her".  When I finally made it to the hospital, I had two drs come out and tell me her prognosis was very, very bad and she will not make it thru the night.  There was no blood flow to her brain when she got there and her vitals and condition were the same as someone who will be passing away soon.  To make a very long grueling story a little shorter, she is a miracle and did survivie.  She has no brain damage and went back to college about 6 weeks later.  It has now been 6 months and we are slowing getting over the fears of this happening again.  Believe in miracles......and live every day like it's your last!
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