Tuesday, November 18, 2008

As many of you know, Mindy suffered a stroke on Saturday, November 15th. She was flown by Airmed to U of U Hospital where they discovered that the internal layers of her carotid artery had torn, resulting in a reduced blood flow to the left side of her brain. Blood clots formed behind the clot further cutting of the blood flow. Doctors were able to place a stint in her artery to repair the tear and hold it open. They snared and removed the largest of the clots and used clot busting drugs to break down the others. By Saturday night she was alert and responsive. It is hard to say at this time how much damage was done to her brain and what the lasting effects will be. Doctors are very hopeful that she will regain her strength. Those of us who know Mindy also know that she will fully recover. While she has trouble speaking, the doctors feel she will regain her speach.
Monday they discovered that she now has pneumonia. She is being treated for this with antibiotics and oxygen and a competent medical staff. She remains in the Neuro Critical Care Unit at the U.
Michael is busy coming and going from the hospital while Aubeny is tended to by her wonderful Aunt Dawn. Grandma Smith will come this week to help out.
Continue to check the blog for regular updates.

4 comments:

Phil and Pam Utykanski said...

Mike, Mindy and Aubany,

We want to let you know that our prayers and thoughts continue to be with you. We are so grateful for your friendship over the last few years!!

Please know that if there is anything we can do let us know. We are here for you and always will be.

Phil, Pam and Ariana

Kellee said...

Thank you Mindy's sister-in-law (sorry, don't know your name) for setting this up. I'm sure hundreds of people will be checking this daily.

Our prayers have been with you and your family several times a day, Mindy. We love you and hope you can come home soon!

Cris, Callie, and Cayten said...

Just thought I'd let you know our prayers are with you.

Laura, Matt, Megan & Madison said...

I was saddened to hear of all of your troubles. I havent' been very good at keeping in touch and miss you very much! I promis to keep you in my prayers and hope to be able to keep in touch
Laura Womack-Yerton
www.yertonfamily-blogspot.com