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Hey everyone welcome to another monthly post of We are the Blog Fest #WATWB. My co-hosts for this week are Sylvia McGrath, Mary Giese , Shilpa Garg, , , Belinda Rittenhouse and I am Sylvia Stein.
For this week’s post I chose another story from Human Kind on USA Today, entitled, “Five Year Old defies the odds after brain surgery“, This story comes from 5- year old Jaysaiah and how he was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation in his brain which is an abnormal tangle of blood vessels .His mother, Shavonne
Reddick states, ” Jasiah came out of the kitchen when they were in the living roomand he stated that his head hurt.” She adds, ” We thought he had a bump or had hit himself and then he vomits and falls to the ground.”
His doctor Pediatric Neurosurgeon states, ” Jaysaiah had a brain bleed and this ishow it presents itself on the brain as a bleed or a seizure. Doctor Svokos continuesby stating,” These can be fatal especially with the size he had so this is why hisfamily decided on the surgery.”
In addition to having had Jaysaiah in the hospital the family also had to navigate his hospital stay during the pandemic. His mother states, ” No one could visit him, when my husband Jimmy and I would be at the hospital we could not be there at the same time, the only thing communication for him to see any of his family members was through facetime, His mother adds as she tries to hold back her tears. She continues by stating, “It was an emotional time with my husband having to work and we not always beable to be with Jaysiah.”
Then after a few more surgeries, it was time to remove all the abnormal blood cells from his brain. This last surgery was the scariest and the longest. His father states, ” He was in surgery for 24 hours and it was tough, but after surgery Jaysaiah was back to himself. ” He did not lose any cognitive development he had his memory, and we were glad.”
Jaysaiah did have a setback post-surgery with a small stroke which left him with aleft-sided weakness. He did have to go to rehab for a few months. He was able to come back and fight even through all the setbacks.
Now Jaysaiah has even started kindergarten with his twin brother Javien and he is improving every day. I loved this story so much because it showed the strength of this amazing 5 year old boy and his family and with all of the love and support he was able to defy the odds and overcome the biggest of obstacles especially not only dealing with a near fatal condition but also through the pandemic. As his doctor states, ” He is a fighter.”
4 thoughts on “Defying the Odds #WATWB”
Jaysiah is a fighter and I’m so glad he and his family survived this ordeal. I think of how the medical community has progressed to the point where it can save children like him where there was not the same hope 50 or 100 years ago. Props to science and progress as well!
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thank you and I agree Jaysiah is a fighter. Amen
A fighter he surely is! Thanks Sylvia a great post for this #WATWB. Kudos to his family and the medical team. Science is amazing. Thank you for co-hosting and have a great weekend.
Such an inspiring story!