"I don't normally post much on FB but I am going to put this out there bc the more people I have praying for our Bella the better. Bella has been complaining of headaches for a couple weeks. We thought it was hormone stuff so blew it off. Friday she called me from a friends house and said she felt like her right side went numb for awhile, however she was able to ride her bike home and looked and acted fine. At 5pm Bella first thru up. Fast forward to last night, Bella had slept pretty much the whole weekend. She would get up take a sip, be dizzy, and head back to bed. She told me yesterday morning to cancel horse riding lessons for today bc she wasn't up for it. Our child doesn't miss lessons for ANYTHING. I decided to wait to call her ped this morning to get her in for an apt. I had a session last night but chris was home w her. She came out and told him she fell and hit her head. She said she was fine, ate some toast, and went back to bed. I got home and found her lying on the floor of her room and it looked like she may have fell out of her bed. (We now know she more then likely had already had one seizure and has the battle wound to prove it) I asked her and she had no idea she was on the floor. I couldn't get her up and said I'd give her a few minutes. I went back in and messed w her and she started seizing. We quickly rushed her to the ER and she continued to seize for about an hour. She has been diagnosed w a blood clot on the top of her brain and has had 2 strokes. One on each side of her brain. The clot is rather large. We don't know the effects of the strokes. We do know she is one strong, stubborn, and will filled child and that is HUGE for the next few days. I'll be honest I have ALOT of mommy guilt. Bella always has something wrong w her so it's hard to take her seriously sometimes. I regret greatly not listening to my mommy gut. Bella is currently on a vent to let her brain rest and heal. Please pray for our Bella and for Gracie as she witnessed this all and is very scared. Thank you."
Updated Post This Evening:
"First of all, Thank you to each and everyone one of you who has prayed for our Bella. Thank you to those who shared her story w others for prayers. Today went exactly how it needed to for her. We were given some grim news this morning but we remain steadfast in the truth that is Our Lord. He answered our prayers that nothing changed in her stats today too drastically. We were told she has a very hard and slow fight. They won't even talk about damages from strokes as the clot is the bigger fish to fry right now. And there is a good chance she won't be able to overcome this. However, we believe otherwise. We don't care how she comes home as long as she comes home. Our specific prayer request would be for her MRI that will take place btwn 5 and 6 am. We need her clot to either be the same and no change in the bleeding her brain or we need to see the clot is smaller. We do not want to see it has grown or the arteries are getting bigger. She has a NJ tube now for food and a pic line. She has answered some questions w nodding her head. She also communicates well w her eyes when they check her pupils and suction her mouth. That's our girl letting them know what she likes and doesn't like. She is not out of the woods at all but we take comfort in every hour that passes w no changes that she is closer to the end goal of coming home. Thank you again to everyone. It is overwhelming the love and support this amazing girl is getting. We are blessed.
- Dar Golz
- Cari Klinghagen
- Shannon Henderson
- Gaelle D
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