On Monday, October 15th, my brother suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. Once he was transferred to a NS doctor it was discovered that he had AVM. The burst happened in his temple. He had so much blood in his brain that it was putting pressure on one side of his brain. They removed his skull cap and did surgery to relieve the pressure and to repair/remove the AVM. He had 2 more additional surgeries on his brain soon after because there were 2 other areas in his brain that had AVM or the tangled mess. He is so young. He is 44 and I am 2-years older than him. Over the next few days my brother was moving his limbs, arms, scrunching up his face when the nurses pinched him and even slapped the hand away of one nurse. Hes no longer sedated but on high blood pressure meds, pain meds and seizure meds. He’s even attempted to open his right eye ever so slightly. They did another C-scan on him today and discovered that he has had several mini-strokes.
This whole thing has been sudden, and so un-expected for not just myself by my whole family.
I am very sad, and just looking for inspiring stories, information on the brain, why, and how comes, and all of that in between.
I am sorry that I didn’t introduce myself properly but my name is Tammy. I am 46 years old with 2 sons.