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Good afternoon, everyone,
For those of you who already know, I would like to thank each and every one of you for the love and support you have sent me, the shire, and above all, Mar’s lady, Amethyst.
For those of you who don’t yet know: On Monday, 1/1/18 around 9:30 pm, my knight, Sir Mar, had an aneurysm in the left side of his brain. This caused the right side of his body to lose all function and feeling.
Amethyst flew down on Wednesday afternoon. She, and Mar’s mom, have been with him around the clock, sometimes in shifts.
On Thursday, 1/5/18, Mar went into surgery to relieve the pressure caused by the clot re-absorbing into the brain. It’s an extremely routine procedure that the surgeon has done many many times and has a 100% survival rating. They went in to remove the clot and cauterize any potential bleeds, helping release the pressure. He went in at 7 AM, and got out around 10 AM. The surgery went textbook, much to the relief of everyone.
After the surgery, we have seen good improvement. He has very minor control over motor function in the right side. He is able to open his eyes and look at people for a short period of time, the first of which was with Amethyst. He will potentially have the breathing tube removed either today or tomorrow.
At the moment, he is still in the ICU. Because he is still under close observation, we have to keep visitation to a minimum. We need to keep blood pressure down, and the flu is going around, so we have to keep visitation to a minimum.
We do have several Grimfelons that are basically living in the waiting room, making food runs, ensuring the family is sleeping, and generally taking care of family and visiting folk. For those who wish to join us, We are currently at Washington Regional in Fayetteville. I cannot garantee any visitation, due to the already stated reasons. However, I will post another update, once visitation can take place. I will also have a book avaliable for signing and/or writing get well messages.
Washington regional also has a send-a-patient-an-email website, for those who are unable to make it. I have linked it here:
We ask that you not come if you have the plague, as it is one of the worst things that can happen at this time.
We also ask that you not message Amethyst about this. – She has her plate full. Feel free to message myself if you have something you need said to her, or something you do not want to leave in the comment section below, I will do my best to respond when I am able.
For those who wish to do more during this time, Countess Belanna is organizing a Norse-themed quilt to be made and given to Mar. It will consist of patches made by those who wish to do participate. This may change, but I believe the general idea is to send you a square of cloth, and you embroider/applicate/magic said cloth, then send it back. Please message her for more information.