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Jerry Stewart

$29,540 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 375 people in 27 days
Created May 22, 2019
Team Jer Bear
on behalf of Ian Stewart
Late Monday night Jerry Stewart who is 4 years old had a life changing moment. Little Jer Bear had a seizure after never having one before and always being a wild child making everyone laugh at him and his brothers crazy antics. This was a terrifying moment for everyone that knows the family. After being brought to the hospital in Williston, ND by Ambulance tests and scans were completed and it was found that he had a tumor on his brain that was causing bleeding and intracranial pressure. Jerry was intubated and flown out to Fargo, ND in order to have more advanced care and to undergo surgery to remove the tumor and release the pressure on his brain. 

From Jerry Stewart’s dad on 5-22-19

Talked with the peds neuro surgeon this morning and went over the results of the post op MRI/CT. She was fairly certain she got virtually all of the tumor. Pathology results will dictate what if further treatments will be necessary. If it is an aggressive class tumor, radiation/chemo will more than likely used to try to eradicate the cells left behind.

As for brain function/damage, she was fairly optimistic. The lower 2 sections of his brain stem show virtually no signs of damage and the top section shows some stroke type damage. No real way to tell what that means long term, it’s just wait and see.

His pupils are still very minimally reactive but she seemed hopeful that he would start to show improvement as the swelling goes down.

He is breathing on his own, over the ventilator and he slightly wiggles his toes if you tickle his feet... which are both good signs

Some fairly significant damage on the right side of his brain, which most likely will mean movement and coordination issues on his left side.

Kind of all we really know at this point. Just Have to wait and see how he progresses and recovers over the next few weeks. Keep Jer Bear in your prayers.
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I’m the type of person that believes in faith based miracles so pray harder and longer with more faith then you ever have in your life!
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news from the doc this morning:

his blood pressure/heart rate dropped significantly over night and the doc was pretty concerned it means his brain stem is struggling to control his autonomic nervous system. They are taking him off sedation in hopes they can get some kind of responsiveness to either pain or pupillary reaction to light. As it stands currently, he doesn’t really have any brain function. He no longer will wiggle his toes when you touch his feet, pupils are still virtually un reactive...

They will be taking him in for more imaging later today to see what everything looks like in regards to swelling and tissue damage.

I'm hoping his brain is just in survival mode, just doing the bear (yes bear not bare) minimum to keep him going
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We’ve reached the goal now let’s keep it going!!
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Thank you everyone who has generously donated so far! We are very close to meeting our goal but I say we blow the roof off of that goal!
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$29,540 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 375 people in 27 days
Created May 22, 2019
Team Jer Bear
on behalf of Ian Stewart
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