Aj spent a few days in ICU and was then moved to a normal room to continue recovery. It has been a little over a week and Aj has made significant progress. He is perfectly able to eat, drink, speak, see, and understand what’s going on. So far no visible disruption in cognitive function. He has continued to make progress with his right side every day with help from physical and occupational therapists multiple times a day. He has regained feeling in his right leg and after a few days has been able to walk on his own. He is able to lift his right arm but is still struggling with his right hand/fingers. He is 21 years young and his brain has been working amazingly hard and fast to recover and make connections again.
The doctors are amazed at how quickly Aj is progressing. He will be leaving the hospital soon and will be transitioning to doing out-patient physical therapy instead of the planned in-patient. They will continue to work with him to help recover his hand from the stroke.
Because of the open heart surgery, broken ribs from compressions, and the strokes, Aj will be very limited in the activities he can do for a few months. He will also be out of work for awhile. The financial hardship will be significant for my brother following this horrible unexpected event. His life has only just begun and will never truly 100% be the same because of what happened to him.
Any financial support for Aj to help him pay for medical bills and living expenses is so greatly appreciated.
Our family appreciates all the love, support, and prayers we’ve received. It is hard to understand the way God works sometimes and why he allows these things to happen to the people we love. But we are doing our best to remind ourselves that God knew this tragedy would take place and was right by Aj’s side and brought him out of it alive. Please continue to send all your positive vibes and prayers to my family and thank you so much for your time!
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