Name: Jenny Dupuis
Age at time of Dissection: 58
Type of Dissection: Ascending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 20 November 2015
Tell Us Your Story:
This is about my husband,Roy! He was rushed to the hospital and taken to surgery immediately!,for having a STROKE FIRST!!! Then after that surgery the doctors saw “something” and needed another surgery but this time open chest/heart.!!
I was in shock!! He had his gall bladder out a week before all this!!! He was paralyzed on the left side because of the stroke! But with PT and OT he is walking!!! No cane,walker,or any device! He does “tire”easily. I’m just over the moon he is alive with me still!! We just celebrated our 32 Anniversary on April 7,1984.! WE WENT OUT TO EAT, his was a grilled seafood platter and I had boiled craw-fish!.
I had left the house to run 2 errands, and when I walked in,there Roy was!! He had never moved but was alert and knew something was very wrong. After I saw he couldn’t move his his left side,is when I called 911!! Thank God we made it to the hospital as soon as we did!!
He was in and out of surgeries for over 12 hours!! He’s on a no salt diet or he can have a little dash! His blood pressure has to be on the low side. His tear goes down aways!!
Please contact me about anything else we can do to get the use of his hand and foot back.
God Bless you!!
He stayed in the hospital for over 2 months!!