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blake
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Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:42 am

Maybe some of you know already but old school V-Spot cofounder, Paul VB's wife is in the hospital. Here's a copy/paste of the caring bridge update from a few days ago. Maybe I'm last to know as well, but I also heard he was fired from his Dad's business this past year as well.

On April 5th Sharla had a seizure along with cardiac arrest at her home in Orange City. She was taken to the Orange City Hospital and flown to the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. Upon arrival at Sanford ICU, Dr. Burris, decided to cool Sharla to 91F using the therapeutic hypothermia protocol where they cooled Sharla for a 24 hour period. Since arrival at Sanford, Sharla has been under sedation, on the respirator, and on a variety of medications including ones to help control the seizures.

On April 11th the doctor ordered another MRI and on April 12th the family was informed there is damage to the brain, specifically areas that control eyesight and motor function. The extent of the damage is unknown.

During the night of April 12, sedation medications were stopped. Sharla did not regain consciousness and started to have seizures again. The sedation medication was started again and the seizures controlled. The doctor has ordered another MRI for Friday April 14th.

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blake
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Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:42 am

April 15, 2017

Journal entry by Linda Roemen — 4/15/2017


We met with Dr. Burris concerning results from last night’s MRI. The MRI showed very little change from the MRI done on Tuesday. They will repeat another MRI next Tuesday. Tomorrow they will start to lower the sedation medication. Along with this, they will reattach the EEG probes to keep a close watch for seizure activity.

The doctor has commented that Sharla went into this with a strong and healthy body. This will help during the weeks to come. The road may be long and hard ahead but she is a strong person!

Please keep Sharla, Paul, their children, parents, family and friends in your prayers. The outpouring of support during this difficult time has been phenomenal.

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Shifty
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Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:53 am

Wow, I'm not part of that community, but remember Paul very well. Sorry to hear that his family is going through this.

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BunnyBoy
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Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:14 pm

Wow, sad to hear. I hope she recovers. Bad bad bad bad bad bad when they start cooling :(

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dvandentop
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Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:58 pm

Oh wow horrible how did you come across this or did he post it on FB?

Will have to reach out to other members I am sure jayson would know maybe.

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blake
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Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:00 pm

my cousin's wife is friends with Sharla and she sent me a Facebook message about it. I had no idea

Wonder what happened with him and his Dad? I was even more shocked to hear he's not there anymore. Sounds like he doesn't talk to Alex at all either

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dvandentop
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Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:57 pm

Paul and his dad didn't get along about something with his new mother-in-law and brother-in-law.
I'm not going to go into further detail but that's what happened and him and Sharla both got fired by his dad.

And no doesn't think he talks to Alex anymore either

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blake
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Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:04 pm

didn't know she worked there too

and wow has to be tough $$ wise with all those kids

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dvandentop
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Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:50 pm

blake wrote:didn't know she worked there too

and wow has to be tough $$ wise with all those kids
That was way last year not sure time frame maybe last fall. Paul had found other work and I am sure sharla doing graphic design she could find some design jobs. Not sure.

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Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:08 am

dvandentop wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:57 pm
Paul and his dad didn't get along about something with his new mother-in-law and brother-in-law.
I'm not going to go into further detail but that's what happened and him and Sharla both got fired by his dad.

And no doesn't think he talks to Alex anymore either
Ohh his dad got remarried. I thought maybe his sister got married.

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dvandentop
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:57 am

Text Paul the other day never heard back ;(

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blake
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:17 am

don't think his sister is married from peeking at her facebook. She did move to Minneapolis from LA though.

I sent Paul a message and it took two days for him to reply. After I sent I realized, I said "prayers" haha

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Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:07 am

blake wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:17 am
don't think his sister is married from peeking at her facebook. She did move to Minneapolis from LA though.

I sent Paul a message and it took two days for him to reply. After I sent I realized, I said "prayers" haha
Yah, I wanted to say this earlier in the post but the dr they are working with his a huge atheist I'm pretty sure so that's right up pauls alley and atleast they can relate and find some common ground. I really do hope it turns out well for all of them.

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blake
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:12 am

really? His DR is an atheist too? Wonder if he requested haha

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Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:19 am

blake wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:12 am
really? His DR is an atheist too? Wonder if he requested haha
Well, I think the nuero guy they are working with is. I'm 90 percent sure. He's a really good dr ive heard.

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blake
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:58 am

April 17, 2017

Journal entry by Linda Roemen — 4/17/2017


The doctor has tried a couple of times through the weekend to remove Sharla's sedation medications to allow her to slowly wake up. Each time he has tried to do this seizure activity shows up on the EEG. The seizure activity is located specifically in the damaged area of the brain and does not cause full body convulsive seizures (what we would generally picture when we hear the word seizure). This is good as it's the convulsive seizures that cause the most damage. The doctor has said generally these types of seizures "burn out" but this sometimes take time.

Sharla remains sedated, on seizure medications, steroids for inflammation, and on the ventilator.

Please keep praying for healing for Sharla.

The outpouring of well-wishes and offers for support is amazing! Thank you!

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BunnyBoy
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:20 am

Damn.... HOw long has she been out?

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blake
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:22 am

not sure. Happened APril 5th so probably around there

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dvandentop
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:37 pm

Heard from Paul today he said thanks is all. I told Jayson I would go with him when Paul said he would allow visitors for Sharla.

Told Paul if he needed a break or just wanted someone to talk to and get away from the hospital for a bit to give me a call

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blake
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:13 am

very nice of you. I wonder who's watching the kids. her parents?

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dvandentop
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Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:53 pm

Any updates?

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blake
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:48 am

April 21, 2017

Journal entry by Linda Roemen — 4/21/2017

Just a quick update to let everyone know there are no changes from the last journal update. We spoke with the doctor today and they plan to keep her sedated through the weekend.



Please keep praying for Sharla and her family.




You continuous kind words of support are very much appreciated!

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dvandentop
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:15 pm

Damn really such a horrible situation

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blake
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:28 pm

April 24, 2017

Journal entry by Linda Roemen — 21 hours ago


The doctors made some changes to Sharla's sedation medications yesterday and today. They have been slowly dropping the propofol throughout yesterday and today. The seizure activity in the damaged part of her brain is "intermittent" and the doctor is unsure of how long this will last. The ventilator is set so that Sharla is doing most of the breathing on her own with very little support.

We hope and pray that as they drop sedation medications we see signs that Sharla is responding and waking up.

Please continue to pray for Sharla and her family.

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BunnyBoy
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:16 pm

I cant imagine. I would be a wreck.

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