After spending nearly a week in the hospital Todd went home to recuperate. A week later he was transported via ambulance to United Hospital in St. Paul where he underwent surgery once again and received an implantable cardioverter-device or ICD. The Friday after his ICD surgery Todd was feeling dizzy and went back into the ER. He was checked out thoroughly and doctors decided that his dizzy spell was caused by the changing of some of his medication. Todd and Melissa were sent home were Todd was still trying to recover. Unfortunately, on Saturday August 25th Todd suffered what is thought to be a stroke, which caused a major brain bleed. He was taken by ambulance to United Hospital in St. Paul once again.
Todd had to undergo 3 procedures the next day were doctors managed to stop the bleeding. He has been in the ICU in critical condition ever since. The doctors had him in a medically induced coma to help his body and brain recover, and he is currently being weaned off of all the coma inducing medication as well as the medication that was putting him in a heavily sedated state. Everyone is still trying to stay strong and pray that Todd will return to his family, especially Melissa and his two small children Calla (5) and Jake (3).
Todd and Melissa are a family of strong faith and an even stronger love for each other and their children. We would love to take some of the financial burden off of them.