Last February 13 (a day after her birthday), Rhovie had a stroke and had 42 cc blood clot on her left hemisphere thus paralyzing her right side and couldn't speak. At first we were so afraid for the surgery for the reason that it's the brain and it will never be the same again once it's opened. So CT angiogram took place to make sure there is no risk for aneurysm and we were relieved with the result coz it's negative and the doctor said there was no need for the surgery and the clot would dissolve with medicine.
So my sister was transferred to a regular room after spending around 5 days in the ICU, but after a few days we noticed that she was in pain like she pulled her hair and we could see that something was going on with her and so we told the doctors about it and they too noticed that Rhovie's eyes were dilated and so requested for a CT scan and found out that the pressure inside her brain has gone up and somewhat was blocking her brain stem and right there and there the doctor told us that a decompressive craniectomy (procedure to remove a portion of the skull to relieve the pressure in the brain) is necessary and is a STAT case.
February 26, my sister had the decompressive craniectomy and the neurosurgeon said that the surgery was successful. Right now, my sister is recovering in the ICU and thank God she is getting better and her GCS (Glasgow Coma Scale) is improving by the day.
We make this page to ask for your generous hearts to help us pray for our sister's fast recovery and if you can help us too financially because we are in dire need of help because the hospital bill has gone up to 1M plus (PHP) and is still running and also kindly share this page so people might see. Thank you very much and God speed.
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