On Tuesday morning (5/21/19), Haley collapsed at school with loss of vision in her left eye and slurred speech.
She was taken to the ER in Austin and received an immediate CT scan. The CT scan showed that suffered from a hemorrhagic stroke with bleeding in her brain.
Haley was then transferred to Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, where she received a craniotomy and removal of a portion of her skull to allow space for her brain to swell. The neurosurgeons removed the clot which was considered a large bleed. 80% of the clot was removed, and after a 6 hour life-saving surgery she is currently in the ICU.
As of (5/22/19), the neurosurgeons said that "her life is no longer in jeopardy. She is right where we want her to be" and we are now in recovery.
Haley's recent CT Scans show her brain has readjusted back to normal alignment after being pushed from the clot.
Haley's most recent MRI was done (5/22/19) and at around 11:30 p.m. we were told that the MRI was negative and showed no masses or abnormalities. She has been eased off her ventilator and is breathing on her own and is responding to small commands.
The physical therapy team has started moving her and had her sitting up in bed and holding her weight up by herself.
We thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers. Words cannot explain how many amazing friends, family, coworkers and peers Haley has in her life. All of your communications to her are being passed on and we will update this page as we receive more information and start the rehabilitation process.
Although she has made great strides over the last 36 hours post-op she has a long road to recovery ahead of her.
As of now, we are requesting no visitors to allow Haley time to heal and recover. We will let everyone know when she can receive visitors.