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On Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 9:00 p.m., our life changed. It was a typical day, like any other. While we were finishing our workday from home, each one at their desk; Alexis, who is only 25 years old, and who has been my wife for six months, suddenly screamed "my head hurts" like I never before heard her screaming. Seconds later, we would find ourselves on the floor with her convulsing and completely out of it. When she came to, she began to throw up; and from that moment, I did not hear her voice again.
I changed her clothes, and after a few minutes (which for me felt like hours) in which the ambulance did not arrive, my best friend and I decided to her to the hospital.
Upon arrival, we went straight to the emergency room, where soon Dr Girbau and Dr Ledesma would appear carrying the news that you’d never want to hear "It is a severe subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm, there is only a 30% chance that we’ll make it out of Surgery".
They went into surgery, and after several hours, early in the morning of September 11, they informed me that the surgery had been a success, but Alexis would need to go into the intensive care unit.
From that moment on, there were two battles, one to avoid vasospasm, the great enemy of strokes; and two Alexis’ functional abilities. Praying and hoping that after all, Alexis would continue to be the warrior that she is.
Six days went by and everything was going smoothly until Thursday, September 17, when it happened. Vasospasm. Alexis's life was at stake again; they took her into surgery again, and as miracles happen, she made it through once more.
At this point, they decided to perform a decompressive craniotomy of almost ¼ of Alexis's skull and again, the waiting.
From that point on, and where the scenarios were, at the very least dismal, we started getting good news every day. Until October 8, almost a month after being admitted into the hospital, Alexis was discharged.
Today, against the prognosis at the beginning of this story, Alexis can speak (with difficulty and still changing some words) and her cognitive and motor skills levels are at a 100%. There is still a lot of work to do, but with therapy, she will come out on top. She has had an AWESOME recovery, not only as told by us, but also by doctors and therapists.
The bad news are that, Alexis' Colombian medical insurance, never recognized the condition, as she is from Colombia, and she had been in Mexico for more than six months (COVID + marriage). We hadn’t managed to get medical insurance in Mexico because her residence number was missing, which they gave us just two weeks before this accident.
Today to be able to continue with this miracle, we need two operations, which together are valued at around USD 60,000, barring any complications. One is a cranioplasty, that is, replacing the missing piece of skull with her bone or a plate. The next one, is to treat a second aneurysm that she has on the other (right) side of her brain, to avoid a second hemorrhage.
To this day we have paid more than USD 200,000 between surgeries, fees, therapies, medicines and hospitalization.
Any money you can donate for the following procedures will help.
The donation is charged in Mexican Pesos, not US Dollars. You can get a rough estimate for the conversion here.
The exchange rate is about 1:20 so rough estimates:
USD 100 = MXN 2,000 USD 1,000 = MXN 20,000
They need to get to about USD 60k (MXN 1.2 M) and are half-way there.