Jason's Angels Account
Everything was going smoothly until he began to miss a few lines, and then started uttering gibberish. After losing control of his body, he was carried off stage where the drummer, an RN, knew exactly what to do. 911 was called, was there in 90 seconds, and transported him to CJW. He suffered an acute left side stroke, and doctors are still baffled as to why and how it happened. Jason is in great health with no family history that would give any indication that he was at risk.
The medical team was able to administer TPA in a timely manner to help with the break up and flushing of blood clots in the brain. He began to regain some function of the next few hours, including his sense of humor. While he is still weak on his right side, and can only utter monosyllabic words, his sense of humor is intact with his smirk, dramatic eye rolling, and chuckle. Lots of tests to still be done, but I'm confident in time he will regain most if not all of his function. We will be transferring to Johnston Willis hospital on Midlothian later today, as they specialize in neuro rehab. Visitors are welcome, but as Jason tires easily, and his inability to communicate gets him frustrated, short in room visits are probably best. All are welcome though to come out to show support in the waiting area. It's going to be a long road to recovery and lots of rehab, but we are all looking forward to having him back again in the classroom, on stage and behind the directors table!
You can follow Jason's recovery through his carepage at http://www.carepages.com/carepages/jasoncampbell2014/patient
Posted by Ashley Hayes
The Aphasia Center has brought Jason so far. He has made great progress and built a lot of momentum. We would like your help to achieve our overall goal so that Jason can return to the Aphasia Center in December. Thank you again for your continued support and please share with all of your friends and family!
Thoughts and prayers are with you, Brian and your families.
I am in complete shock to hear this news! Praying for you both, Jason and Brian, and a speedy recovery!
Hey bud! It's been WAY too long. My fondest memories of Elon include you. I hope you are able to recover fully, quickly... And this is a mere speedbump in a glorious life and career. Best wishes!
I'm keeping you and Brian in my prAyers I only met Jason once but he was super nice and Brian ur a beautiful spirt and I'm sure Jason is nothing less !
I just can't believe this has happened. Thinking about the two of you tonight, hoping for a speedy recovery.
Joe and I are sending so much love right now. We will keep you, and Brian, and all the family in our hearts.