Greg is currently at University of Cincinnati cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit after spending 4 days in the neuroogical Intensive Care Unit. He suffered a stroke on Wednesday, January 24th. Luckily he was at Mercy Fairfield Hospital getting ready for an echocardiogram when this happened and was able to receive immediate emergency care. He was transferred to UC so the stroke team could manage him.
While at University Hospital, it has been determined that Greg has many small blood clots in his brain, two large blood clots in his lungs, many blood clots in both of his legs, and a hole in his heart. We are trying to determine what has caused his body to start machine-gunning clots throughout both his arterial and vascular system, which is extremely rare. This normally only happens if someone has a hole in the cardiopulmonary system that allows clots to transfer between the vascular system and arterial system. But where are the clots coming from? The medical team is unsure as of now.
Greg had surgery on his left leg on Thursday, January 25, to save his left foot which had circulation cut off due to clots. They pulled 7 clots out of his leg, one was almost one foot long.
Greg has had A-fib for 20 years which places people at higher risk for blood clots and stroke. Until June of this year, he will not have regular insurance benefits through work and currently does not have any sort of short or long term disability through his temporary health insurance plan to help him financially while he is unable to work. He is therefore missing income daily and will continue to have no money coming in until he has fully recovered, a timeframe which is currently unknown.
We are unsure what further medical needs are in Greg's future as there are still many unknowns with his current condition.
Greg is the love of my life and I am his. I have not left his side since this started. We were just getting started on the rest of our lives together and want to be able to continue on this journey. If you feel inclined to donate to Greg's fund to assist him with paying medical bills and lost income while he is hospitalized and during his recovery, it would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you all for loving and caring about us!
With all our love and gratitude,
Greg and Kristin