Randy is better.
The chiropractor adjusted his neck, at c1 and c2, with such force that Randy asked to leave the table and sit on a chair. He had to be helped to the chair, where he began vomiting and fainted.
911 was called.
His blood pressure was very high. He could not see or speak clearly or coherently. He could not walk.
The adjustment compromised his carotid artery and caused a 1/2" tear on the inside layer. The trauma and tear caused him to have a "mini-stroke" in the left side of his cerebellum.
Blood pressure is normal again. They're being all Edward Cullen and drawing blood every 2-3 hours, which is showing within normal ranges already.
He is able to move and feel in his extremities. He is able to sit upright, unassisted for a few minutes. But tires very quickly.
He is still experiencing double- and triple-vision, blurriness and extreme light-sensitivity.
He has a bad headache.
His neck still hurts.
When he was telling the ER staff what had occurred leading up to his ambulance ride, there was some rolling of the eyes and knowing sighs and nodding of heads.
He has already recovered from much of the damage. This is excellent news.
He will remain in the hospital for 2-3 days for monitoring. If he should have another stroke, then he would undergo surgery to place a stint in the carotid at the site of the dissection.
(How did you like how I threw in that medical term?)
He's gonna be fine. He has a long, tough recovery ahead of himself.
He will never again allow a chiropractor to examine or treat him.
Neither will I.
He has insisted that he is fine - fiiiiiiiiiinnnne!!! And we are going on with our trip to WDW.
Please continue to pray for him and his family. They're special to me.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Randy is better.