Tuesday, September 04, 2007


My Grandpa has been in intensive care at Mercy hospital this past week (Yup 6 days in ICU.) They thought he may have had a stroke but it turns out he has Encaphalitis - a virus that infects and attacks your brain. Crazy, huh. Apparently the same virus that causes cold sores attacks the brains of 1 -2 people out of a million in the US each year. And, this form of Encaphalitis is the deadliest form. It kills 35% of the people who get it and seems that half the people who survive have permanent brain damage and half who survive are just fine. He is doing pretty well right now - considering (He was moved out of ICU and into a normal room in neurology) but if anybody feels inclined to say a prayer I would appreciate it.

The link to the website we set up to keep people updated on how he is is http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/normmarohn.


1 comment:

rebecca said...

We are thinking of you and your family and sending energy. I do hope your Grandpa recovers well and quickly. Please let me know if you need anything.
Much love, Rebecca and Family