Awake During Brain Surgery, Patient Facebook Lives Operation


BUILD BREATHING. AND THERE HAVE BEEN 13 CASES OF THE FLU. AWAKE DURING BRAIN SURGERY. THIS IS NOT A HALLOWEEN JOKE. MEDICAL KNOW-HOW YOU MAY ONLY SEE ON TELEVISION HAPPENING HERE IN NORTH TEXAS. ROBBIE OWENS HIS LIFE FOR US WITH THE AMAZING STORY. Reporter: DOCTORS HERE ARE CALLING THE 25-YEAR-OLD PATIENT A ROCK STAR. SHE WILL SPEND THE NIGHT IN THE ICU AS A PRECAUTION BECAUSE SHE DID AFTER ALL JUST HAVE BRAIN SURGERY EVEN AS SHE WAS CHATTING. ALTHOUGH GROGGY AT FIRST HER VOICE BECAME STRONGER AS SHE HELPED THE NEUROSURGEONS OPERATE ON HER BRAIN. THAT’S WHY WE DO AWAKE MAPPING. NEUROSURGEONS HAVE FIGURED OUT A SAFE ZONE AND THE ONLY WAY TO DO THAT IS TO TEST PARTS OF WHERE THE SPEECH IS AFFECTED WHILE SHE IS AWAKE. A TANGLED MASS OF LEAD VESSELS IN HER BRAIN WERE BLEEDING CAUSING SEIZURES. AFTER X-RAYS POINTED TO THE PROBLEM, THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY WAS EAGER TO SHARE THE SOLUTION WITH THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK LIVE. IT’S AMAZING TO WATCH. SHE HANDLED IT REALLY WELL AND WHEN SHE WOKE UP SHE WAS VERY INTERACTIVE. HER PERSONALITY CAME THROUGH. WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH HOW THINGS WENT AND HOW SHE IS DOING. AT FIRST WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE VERY SCARY BUT IT BROUGHT COMFORT. HOURS AFTER SURGERY SHE IS ALREADY SENDING MESSAGES OF THANKS TO THE TEAM IN THE OPERATING ROOM AND AROUND THE WORLD. SHE SAID TO GOD BE THE GLORY AND SHE IS SO GRATEFUL FOR THE OVERWHELMING SUPPORT. DOCTORS SAY THEY WILL WATCH

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