Continue to keep our friend, RJ Zacharias in your thoughts and prayers. From Chris Zacharias. Rj update: Gonna try and m...

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Continue to keep our friend, RJ Zacharias in your thoughts and prayers.

From Chris Zacharias.

Rj update:
Gonna try and make this short and sweet. I know alot of people are wondering what's going on with Rj's health. So even though I sat in with his team of doctors, the hospital lingo is pretty hard to keep up with so I'll do my best to keep it understandable.
Rj suffered another major brain bleed Wednsday afternoon. A really bad one. He was air lifted again to Rochester strong memorial again. He was with Garrett at home when Garrett noticed his slurred speach and called his grandma Carlene right away and she dialed 911 immediately. Ambulance came real quick and had him at Guthrie real quick. A helicopter was sent and he was air lifted to the same icu at Rochester. I'm gonna spare everyone the details but his previous episode was minor compared to what he's going through now. Here's the latest. He was intubated and seditaded after the brain bleed caused a major stroke. They struggled to stop the brain bleed overnight and after drilling a hole in his skull to reduce the pressure on the brain they did a procedure at 1am to place a drain in the bleed area. They were able to stop the brain bleed and stabilized him. They continue to run tests but at this time they don't want to risk another stroke by doing any surgery for a few days and let him rest amd have the bleed area continue to heal. He's responding to pinch tests. Now the hard part. The area that was bled into causing the stroke has damaged his right side and speach areas of the brain. To what extent they don't know but they told me it's bad. Only time will tell what he can and can't do. Once they are confident the bleeding area has time to heal over they will raise his blood platelets to prep him for surgery to fix the anurism. Then they will come up with a plan to attack the other issue where the bleeding was. So not alot going on now that they have him stable. They continue to do a ton of tests monitoring him. He has 2 full time nurses and a team of 3 surgeons and 9 doctors monitoring him 24 hours. Not alot more to say than keep praying as he's far from the being outta the woods. Covid rules onlynallow one visitor a day for 4 hours. I will keep up with the updates on my wall. Ive decided to take Garrett and Seth and head to martinsville speedway for the big late model race he's been blowing everyone up over bringing him back hero cards from. Its our way of coping in this family! Now he will be there getting as many as he can handle. Carlene Furch and George continue to be super supportive and making sure Garrett is taken care of. Thanks to Hoyt Bailey and Amanda Bailey for coming up last night and bringing Bryce Bailey to hang with Garrett. Dianna Nelson for helping me keep the 3400 family and friends informed of the update as needed. Rj is a fighter and he's proving it hour by hour.

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