Warren is making progress after suffering a stroke
by Karin L. Nauber
December 31, 2020, a typical night for holding parties and get-togethers and celebrating the new year, was not at all typical for Stacie Warren.
She had been suffering from a severe eye twitch that was causing facial paralysis and underwent brain surgery to fix the problem.
According to her CaringBridge page journal entry on January 5, the surgery went well and Stacie was soon texting people.
Her daughter, Cami Huss, wrote on January 5, “Early, the morning of January 2nd, 2021, Stacie had a stroke on the left side of her brain. They then found swelling on the brain. Doctors removed part of her skull to relieve pressure. She is sedated and is using a breathing tube.
“As of January 4th, 2021, she is opening her eyes a little and responding to medical staff by wiggling her left toes and giving a thumbs up. The swelling seems to have stopped and the medical staff is beginning to wean her from the sedation. They also attempted to remove her from the breathing tube, but she wasn’t breathing well enough to leave it off. She was put back onto a breathing tube with the hope of trying again in a couple of days.
“As of January 5th, she is still on a breathing tube and sedated.
“From all of her family:
Thank you so much for all of the prayers, support, and outpouring of love these past couple of days. It has been so wonderful to see how loved Stacie is by our community.”
On January 9, Cami wrote another entry about her mom’s condition.
She said that Stacie was making “slow, but steady progress. She is alert and able to answer yes/no questions by squeezing someone’s hand.
“She was visited by a physical therapist and has some function on the right side. Stacie’s stroke was on the left side of her brain, thus affecting the right side of her body, so this is very exciting news.
“She continues to be on some sedation and a ventilator and is not yet ready to have it removed. However, medical staff is continuing to slowly wean her from it to encourage her body to breathe on its own. . .