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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The first update

Update 1, March 27

Greetings, Friends——-

          For those of you who haven’t heard, Stu suffered a serious stroke yesterday morning.  I am writing this from OHSU in Portland.  We were flown here by Mercy flights yesterday, in hopes that a procedure could be done to dissolve the blood clot, but when we arrived the Cat scan up here showed that the right brain was already too damaged, and it would be too risky to do it.

There is not much to report right now, but I wanted you all to be aware of what’s happened, and keep us in your prayers!  I will check in as I’m able———Stu is lucid, his memory seems to be there (with some understandable gaps), but his left side is, so far, non functional.  

Unfortunately, this came on top of a bad bronchial cold for both of us———-I’m  limiting phone conversations for myself because I keep coughing!   Aaaargh!  

Rachel and Jerome were there in GP to help us through the initial hours, and Matt and
Becky drove up from Eugene to spend the night with me last night.  Thank God!   

I’ll keep you posted

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