Prayers for Brent Nielsen's Stroke, Brain Surgery, Recovery & Therapy.
On Tuesday March 13th, our beloved father, brother, friend and husband Brent Nielsen suffered a stroke to his left cerebellum due to a vertebral artery dissection in his neck. After being rushed from Mountain point hospital to the U of U hospital, he suffered a SECOND stroke to his right cerebellum on March 14.
He was rushed into surgery early on March 15 where surgeons removed a portion of his skull bone in back and opened the dura (thick membrane that surrounds the brain) and stitched in a dural graft to give more room for the brain swelling. They also drilled into the front of his skull and placed an EVD (external ventricular drain) to monitor and control pressure in his brain.
While there was a time where it looked like we might lose Brent, through much faith, fasting and prayers, Brent began to improve and his swelling began to go down. He has turned a corner and is on the road to recovery.
Brent will need to re-learn many things including how to balance and walk again, and gain control over the left side of his body. Though the road may be difficult and take some time, Brent and his family are very determined to do the work needed for a full recovery.
Thank you so much for your fasting and prayers. Your continued prayers and support have truly been sustaining the Nielsen family in this difficult time.
Brent would like to personally thank everyone who has already donated to this fund. If he could he would shake your hand and give you a hug. The money is being put to good use with all the medical expenses, travel expenses, loss of work time, and the coming months of therapy/rehab.
Love, Margene & Brent Nielsen
My name is Darrell Judkins and I am Margene's Brother. I know no better family than the Nielsens. They give so much.
I am putting up this GoFundme for the Nielsen Family.
If you are able to donate some money for the Nielsen's that would be wonderful.
Please be sure to Pray for Brent and his family, they need your prayers. It will be a long recovery.
Darrell Judkins (Brother to Margene Nielsen)
- Cindy N Bryce
- Cindy N Bryce
- Sherelyn Sandberg