Wednesday, May 5, 2021

UPDATED: Blood Clots And Beyond

UPDATE: Late (for me) yesterday evening, commenter Bebe criticized my suggestion of a linkage between the deaths of the unfortunate young mother in Grand Rapids and the blood clotting issues discussed by Sucharit Bhakdi. Here is Bebe's comment:

A subarachnoid hemorrhage is caused by weakness in a blood vessel, not a clot.

It is not that unusual for a relatively young person to have one. Can be due to an aneurysm in the brain.

I had originally expressed skepticism that this young mother "had been susceptible to brain clotting and subsequent hemorrhaging."

My phrasing there was clumsy and didn't do justice to Bhakdi's expressed concerns. I'll respond to Bebe in two steps.

First, as I observed last night, there are studies that suggest a possible link betwen Covid the disease and 

"spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)" associated with Covid. So one would want to study any possibility that these novel gene based vaccines could also be a cause:

"This study shows a series of 4 rare cases of SHA associated with COVID-19. The possible mechanisms underlying the involvement of SARSCoV-2 and SHA is yet to be fully understood."

Second, I should have noted that Bhakdi insists on a twofold action of the gene based vaccines in the vessels of the brain. The first is to trigger clotting, via the spike protein that the vaccines cause to be manufactured by the endothelial cells lining the vessels. The second is to trigger the lymphocytes to attack the endothelial cells themselves in the walls of the vessels (triggered by the presence of waste products from manufacture by those cells of spike proteins).

Bhakdi points out that a similar phenomenon occurs in the lungs.

The significance of this--as I surmise--is that Bhakdi agrees that when this happens in the lungs, this is a natural--albeit serious--progression of Covid the disease itself. Covid normally starts as an upper respiratory infection and, as such, isn't very serious. It becomes more serious if it progresses to the lungs, where the cells are not continually replaced (as in the nose and throat passages). The result is that permanent damage to the lungs can occur.

Bhakdi's great concern is that the gene based vaccines--all vaccines currently available--mimic the action of the disease but trigger a "super aggressive" immune response, leading to permanent damage in the lungs (which is serious but can be treated) and the brain vessels (where the damage to the vessels walls can be life threatening).

It is that second action--the attack on the cells of the vessel walls--that could be linked to SAH. If that were the case, the vaccines would, in their effects, be mimicing the disease itself, as the study I cited suggests.

As you'll see below, Bhakdi is very concerned that these gene injections will cause the genes to travel to areas of the body--and he focuses on the brain--that they would never normally travel to. There are other considerations, but this should suffice to justify the concern that SAH may be linked to the vaccines through an operation separate from clotting per se (although likely linked to clotting, as described).


As promised, below is a 45 minute or so video of Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi being interviewed, with the primary focus being on blood clotting as a 'side effect' of the Covid vaccines. All four vaccines are discussed to one extent or another because Bhakdi maintains that--despite differences--they operate on the same principle. You may already be familiar with Bhakdi as the co-author of the book Corona: False Alarm? which came out in October, 2020.

What I've done is created a summary--not a transcript--of the interview, which I've appended below the video. While Bhakdi speaks very good English, it's not his native language. I find his speech in English to be a bit on the slow side because he visibly searches for words at times. You may find that the summary 1) gives you an idea of whether you'll be interested in the full video, and 2) allows you to refresh your recollection rather than scrolling through the video again. While this summary shouldn't be taken as a transcript (except when you see Bhakdi's words in ""), as the video went on I found myself hewing closer to his actual words.

I think you'll find that Bhakdi is very forthright--sometimes strikingly so. He's a scientist, but he's trying to communicate in a way that will be readily understandable

To set this up, however--and you'll see why I'm doing this as you get into the interview/summary--I'll first draw your attention to a tragic story that came out this morning:

35-year-old woman dies of brain hemorrhage 11 days after receiving J&J vaccine

The family of Anne VanGeest says the 35-year-old was healthy prior to being vaccinated, and that she died of complications from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

As I found out later, this poor woman was the mother of four children. I can readily accept that a woman with four children would have been pretty well exposed to the medical system--well enough that it would have become known if she had been susceptible to brain clotting and subsequent hemorrhaging.

May 5, 2021 (Children’s Health Defense) —  The family of a Michigan woman says she died as the result of complications 11 days after receiving the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID vaccine.

Anne VanGeest, 35, died April 19 at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s hospital in Grand Rapids from an acute subarachnoid brain hemorrhage, FOX 17 reported.

“It is with profound sadness that we share the news of Anne’s passing Anne (Annie), who was 35, was a loving mother, wife, sister and daughter,” the family said in a statement provided by Lambert, a Grand Rapids public relations firm that is providing its services to the family pro bono.

VanGeest received the J&J shot on April 8, five days before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) paused the vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots in women who received the shot.

VanGeest’s family said her headache started on April 16 — eight days after being vaccinated. She died three days later. Her death certificate notes a natural death, specifically from an acute subarachnoid hemorrhage, or bleeding between the brain and tissue around the brain.

Symptoms of the rare blood clots typically develop six to 15 days after getting the shot.

Now, here's the video, followed by the summary:

A conversation with Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi

Physician, microbiologist and infectious disease specialist, worked in infectious diseases and immunology, chaired department of medical microbiology and hygiene at University of Mainz 1990-2012.

2/28/21 among signatories to letter to European Medicines Agency (EMA) re Covid-19 vaccine safety concerns--7 chief concerns.


Q: What was the bottom line of the letter to the EMA?

Bottom line of the letter was concern that dangers of thrombosis--clot formation--had not been sufficiently addressed by EMA. The signatories asked for documentation that those concerns had been addressed.

Based on what is known in medicine one would have to fear that--especially young people--who receive gene based vaccines would develop clotting abnormalities.

No response from EMA, while reports of clotting abnormalities--including deaths among young people--came in. That led to 15 countries suspending AstraZeneca.

EMA claimed "no certain connection" to the vaccination.

EMA stated that the deaths had been due to either one of two clotting abnormalities. 1) DIC (Disseminated Intervascular Coagulation)--arises when you have so many clots forming in your body that your clotting system is exhausted and you start to bleed. Extremely rare. 2) Blood clots in brain veins.

5 DIC cases in patients under 50 and 13 cases of intra-cerebral blood clots. But the EMA claims that the benefits are so great that the risks are "miniscule."

Normal numbers for these types of clotting? 1.3 cases of CVT (cerebral venous thrombosis). Every such case of CVT is an emergency.

Re DIC the expected number is "less than 1".

"When I read this I said, You guys have to be taken to court!"

These people had been completely healthy, before getting vaxxed.

Projected lives lost to these two "side effects" exceeds known deaths from Covid--from official stats. How can benefits outweigh risks?

Symptoms of clot formation in brain--CVT:

Splitting headache




Loss of consciousness


Hearing loss

Blurred vision

Uncontrollable limb movements

IOW, clot formation in brain veins can give almost any symptom and that's why the symptoms of those getting a second shot are so diverse--but they would all fit within the range of symptoms associated with CVT.

Q: How to respond to claim this is just AstraZeneca, not Pfizer or Moderna?

The principle is the same. The reason this is happening is because the vaccines are being "taken up" by the cells that line the blood vessels--endothelial cells. They're like a tapestry on a wall. The spike protein is then produced by the endothelial cells of the blood vessel's wall. It's a disastrous situation. The spike protein ends up "sitting on the surface of the cell facing the bloodstream." The moment the spike protein touches a platelet they activate them and that turns the whole clotting system on--it's like pressing a button or a light switch. The second thing that happens is that the "waste products" from production of the spike protein is placed outside the cell and is presented to the immune system. The immune system--especially the lymphocytes--will attack the cells associated with the waste products to prevent those cells from producing viruses or virus parts. The virus or virus parts are now being made at locations that the virus would never normally reach. The vessel wall in your brain--the virus doesn't go there! But if the endothelial cells are attacked and destroyed that's a signal for the clotting system to be actuated. This happens with ALL the gene based vaccines because the genes are being introduced to the cells of the vessel wall. That's what we think.

Q: Can you explain what the mRNA vaccines are and what they do?

Conventional vaccines against the flu are composed of the inert spike, which opens the cells for the virus to enter. Antibodies are then created that can prevent the spike protein from allowing the live virus from entering the cells. In the case of the mRNA and the AstraZeneca vaccines one doesn't inject the dead part of the virus, one is injecting the genes that will enter the cells they contact and encode the cells to produce the spike protein.

The trouble is no one really knows where the injected genes will go in the body--that's never been looked at, studied. That's one of the questions we posed to the EMA: Where's your data, what studies exclude what we're suggesting? We proposed that the genes would get into the blood stream and will be "captured" within the vascular system. The only cells that will take up large quantities of these genes must be the endothelial cells that line the blood vessels.

The gene enters the cell and uses the protein synthesis machinery of the cell to produce the spike protein, like an alien encoding instruction. Within hours the spike protein and the waste products from this process will be put out of the cell. The spike will activate the platelets, the presence of the waste product will prompt the lymphocytes to attack the cell to stop it from producing more waste. "The double path to the tragedy." This will happen wherever the spikes are made, but especially in locations where the blood flow is more sluggish. This experiment was never performed in animals--humans are now the test animals. Millions! And now we're seeing the outcome, and the outcome is horrible and frightening. It may be interesting to some, but it's a nightmare.

Q: How can Moderna or Pfizer say there's 95% effectiveness?

Of course it's nonsense and they can't have shown this. They came up with the numbers by using highly subjective measures of what "getting the virus" means, what a "case" is. It's so ridiculous! How did they define Covid-19? By the PCR test which is inaccurate? "When I read this I stopped reading because I knew all this was bullshit." You vaccinate 20K people to save 9 people from "severe" virus--God knows what "severe" meant! None of these people--and it was all probably wrong--were seriously endangered.

Compare tetanus vaccine. Side effects for tetanus vaccine are so slight, but here you're killing some, maiming others for life. Even in the "trials," it turns out hundreds had such severe side effects that they had to be hospitalized. You claim you prevented 10 serious cases, but then you got hundreds of side effects so severe they required hospitalization! With the Moderna vaccine there have been cases of severe bleeding, jerking over the whole body--which can also be a result of thrombosis in the brain. These people (the jerking ones) will probably never be normal again.

Q: What's the outlook for people who had mild-to-severe side effects but got over them? Could re-exposure to the virus pose a threat to them?

That's a very important point. That's exactly what we fear will happen. The scene is now set because of the mass vaccination of young people. This virus is taken care of by our healthy immune systems. The virus gets into your throat and nose and infects the upper part of your respiratory system, where the cells are constantly renewed--you won't really notice the infection. However, if the virus gets into your bronchia and lungs, where the cells are NOT constantly renewed, the immune system will attack and kill the infected cells. That's when you start getting your cough, pneumonia, fever--you don't get that with the upper respiratory tract. Don't meddle with this immune system. It's been working for a long time and the immune system is highly trained for this.

What's happening now with injections of the virus gene is you're meddling with the whole immune system. The immune system becomes "confused" and its response will not be appropriate to new infections. It's being trained to overreact to something that it would be able to handle perfectly well. It will overreact to the Covid virus or related viruses--and there are many corona viruses floating around. It's foolish to call this a "new" virus that the immune system won't recognize--that's the type of foolish thing politicians say, it's "so foolish it hurts." The overreactive immune system will end up causing permanent damage to the lungs. This is called Immune Dependent Enhancement [ADE] of the disease. It could happen with every related virus. People who think they're being protected are actually being sensitized so that they'll become more ill if re-exposed to Covid or another corona virus. This could happen tomorrow, next month, next fall, next year. The immune system has a very long memory, so the risk won't go away quickly.

What about people who get re-vaccinated? If you escaped this time, thank the Lord. But don't do this again. It's not Russian roulette [repeating the process already described], it's worse. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Q: So you say the mRNA shots will stay in your body for a long time?

No. I said that the immune system has a memory. The mRNA has a short life in the cell. The training of the immune system to overreact is the long term problem. The immune system will be trained to overreact to any infection or when you get revaccinated.

Q: Won't proponents say this is a good thing--the immune system is trained to kill the spike protein?

Sorry! [Laughs.] It's not the spike protein that's killed--it's the cell that makes the spike protein.

Q: What's wrong with killing infected cells?

It's not basically wrong, but the problem becomes too much of a good thing, and that is bad. If you inject the gene so that it gets to places that the virus would never have gone, like in the blood vessels of the brain, and you start scraping the walls of those vessels, that can kill you!

Q: Have these vaccines been formally approved?

They haven't been. In American they've been approved for emergency use. That means that in America there's no liability, there's no guarantee that they work. It's extremely important that everyone who takes the vaccine should be informed about this. I'm sure it's not being done.

Q: What about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that's not based on mRNA? Do you have the same concerns?

Yes, of course--it's a gene based vaccine, just like Astrazeneca! We don't need to go into the details of what a gene based vaccine is, whether it's mRNA [Pf, Mod] or a "vector" [J&J, AZ]. The fact is that the gene for the spike--not the spike itself--is entering the blood stream and reaching the cells of the blood vessel walls in locations that are actually forbidden, because if those genes are then placed into the machinery of the cells to produce the spikes, the spikes will be produced in locations where they are never normally produced. Normally they're produced in the lungs and vessels of the lungs, but not in the vessels of your brain! That's the immediate danger. The immune system will attack the cells in the vessel walls and will try to kill them--as they do in the lungs. The thing is, if little clots form in the lung, that's not good, but it's something that the doctors can take care of. But if the clots form in the brain and you don't know they're being formed, then you can be in for a very, very bad time.

The second part has to do with the "wastes" triggering the immune system. Together, I think we're heading for a catastrophe--this is taking place in the brain very, very often, because those poor young people getting the second shot are having so many splitting headaches! It's screaming at us! EMA conceded that they had a number of deaths because of brain clots, so we know that clotting in the brain does take place. People have died--it's been diagnosed. If it happens once it will happen again, and if you had ten deaths you'll have a hundred deaths, or thousands of deaths. And the other cases of people going blind, or deaf, or having this "jerking disease" Huntington's Chorea that can't be cured--there's no time to lose, you've got to stop it [the vaccines]. 

Q: I spoke to nurses in hospitals who treated Covid patients before the vaccines, and what they described was often this clotting in the lungs. Is this related?

Yes, of course. In the real disease what happens is that the linings of the small vessels of the lung are also infected by the virus. The virus damages the lungs, then gets into the vessels--this is true. Then you get a clot, also from spikes in the lungs.

Q: People who have gotten the shots without serious symptoms will hopefully be all right, but you do believe there's a danger of long term impact if they are re-exposed to a similar virus.

Yes, of course, because the immune system is now primed to fight--it's super aggressive. If the real virus comes in or a related virus--there are so many corona viruses flying around us--the moment the smallest amount gets to the lung the immune system will mount an attack on the lung. This is an overreaction known as the Immune Dependent Enhancement [Antibody Dependent Enhancement, ADE] of the disease, which is potentially very, very bad. This has been shown to take place in animal experiments where they were trying to vaccinate against SARS CoV 1. Second--and to me this is even more frightening--if people get revaccinated those side effects that take place in the brain are going to be "enforced" and magnified. People who escaped side effects the first time may not escape the second time, and a third or fourth time. With every revaccination, before you take that third shot, I think you better make your will.


  1. How is this not biological warfare on a nation’s own citizenry? As I read it they’re planting time bombs in people.

    Are the people flooding across the southern border being forced to take the vax? If they are I haven’t heard about it. Anyone?

    Maybe therein lies the answer: population replacement.


  2. Wow... A lotta words to say "no"!!! lol

    I'm sure many have seen but I hope this opens up the CDC to civil liability.

  3. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is caused by weakness in a blood vessel, not a clot.

    It is not that unusual for a relatively young person to have one. Can be due to an aneurysm in the brain.

    1. But there appears to be suspicion of "spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)" associated with Covid. So one would want to study any possibility that these novel gene based vaccines could also be a cause:
      "This study shows a series of 4 rare cases of SHA associated with COVID-19. The possible mechanisms underlying the involvement of SARSCoV-2 and SHA is yet to be fully understood."

      The quoted portion from LifeSite does contain a link to,a%20brief%20loss%20of%20consciousness.

    2. Because subarachnoid hemorrhages usually involve an aneurysm, it would be necessary to find out if there was a preexisting aneurysm. Two young relatives by marriage suffered incidents involving aneurysms. One collapsed at her work and was rushed to hospital, where it was dealt with surgically before it could hemorrhage. A few years later, her brother - my husband’s son-in-law - died in his hotel room while on a business trip. Ruptured brain aneurysm.

      Those with brain aneurysms don’t usually know they have them until something happens. It sounds as though they could be at risk with the vaccines, yet be clueless about what the effect might be.

      My point was that subarachnoid hemorrhages are not caused by clots. Perhaps they could still be caused by Covid “vaccine” if the person has an existing aneurysm.

    3. "My point was that subarachnoid hemorrhages are not caused by clots."

      Understood--that's the point I sought to clarify with the update.

      "Perhaps they could still be caused by Covid “vaccine” if the person has an existing aneurysm."

      While I have no expertise, the idea of the immune system attacking the cells of the brain vessel walls seems like a bad thing for anyone with an aneurysm.

      Beyond that, clotting as caused by the vaccines--which appears to be acknowledged, albeit as supposedly "rare", by the vax companies--would by Bhakdi's argument be associated with what he considers the bigger danger: the immune system being triggered to attack the cells in the vessel walls. The two--clotting and an over aggressive immune response--are associated in that they come from the same source: the production of spike proteins by the host body.

  4. It seems to me that all the discussions about the dangers of the 'vaccine' are at this point moot.

    If the 'vaccine' has significant negative effects on significantly large numbers of recipients, that will be unequivocally known in a short time.

    Based on news reports and internet commentary, it seems that large numbers of Americans are getting 'inoculated'. Personally it seems as if everyone I know and talk to has been injected.

    If that number rises up to the 100 million range, than we will know definitively if there are statistically significant numbers of negative responses; in the short term.

    Of course long term effects will not be know, by definition, until the distant future.

    1. In those terms it would seem that discussion of just about anything would be basically pointless, since it will all come out in the wash.

      On my terms, discussion isn't pointless because--as commenter Bebe kindly suggested elsewhere--I try to offer alternative resources with which to evaluate the "information" that is on offer in the MSM.

    2. TV, I think you are missing the "hack the immmune system" aspect of this mRNA "treatment". As a "computer guy" I am really responding to that aspect because I see all kinds of very significant risks inherent in making even the tiniest alteration to our natural immune system. We may never know ALL of the long term effects much less when or where they will appear, AND given that, there would be ENORMOUS pressure on the vaxxers to cover up any and all discoverable side effects so that the "vaccinated" don't get wise to what has happened to them. Regardless of the number of people suffering the side effect. Either way, do you or I have any doubt that medical science can get to the bottom of why a perfectly healthy 30 year-old woman would suddenly suffer a brain hemorrhage and die? If, like you say, a million such women die that would put the matter beyond dispute but the enormous pressure on the vaxxers would lead to enormous incentive to "scientifically" blame the virus, as determining which produced the rogue spike protein, virus or vaccine, would only be discoverable by the same medical science community and public health bureaucracy that is telling us to wear double cloth masks and stand 6 feet apart, even outside, even after being "vaccinated." Mark A

  5. On Moderna “vaccine” and hemorrhaging:

    One day after receiving her first dose of Moderna’s Covid vaccine, Luz Legaspi, 72, woke up with bruises on her arms and legs, and blisters that bled inside her mouth.

    She was hospitalized in New York City that day, Jan. 19, with a severe case of immune thrombocytopenia — a lack of platelets, a blood component essential for clotting.

    The same condition led to the death in January of Dr. Gregory Michael, 56, an obstetrician in Miami Beach whose symptoms appeared three days after he received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Treatments failed to restore his platelets, and after two weeks in the hospital he died from a brain hemorrhage.

    It is not known whether this blood disorder is related to the Covid vaccines.

    More here:

    The lack of platelets. Platelets allow blood to clot. If Moderna’s shot caused something to go wrong with platelets, hemorrhaging of many types - including “spontaneous” brain hemorrhaging - could certainly occur. A platelet problem.

    1. "A platelet problem."

      More generally, a blood problem. This is essentially what Bhakdi's big concern is--the vaccines cause the genes to go places they never would ordinarily. Ordinarily, Covid--like other coronaviruses--is an upper respiratory infection. By allowing the genes to enter the vascular system, without adequate testing, the door was opened to unpredictable but predictably serious results. These are the problems that researchers were already talking about BEFORE the vaccines were loosed on the public.

  6. From the NYC article linked in my last comment:

    Hematologists with expertise in treating immune thrombocytopenia said they suspected that the vaccine did play a role. But they said that cases after vaccination were likely to be exceedingly rare, possibly the result of an unknown predisposition in some people to react to the vaccine by developing an immune response that destroys their platelets. The disorder has occurred, rarely, in people who received other inoculations, particularly the measles-mumps-rubella one.

    “I think it is possible that there is an association,” Dr. James Bussel, a hematologist and professor emeritus at Weill Cornell Medicine who has written more than 300 scientific articles on the platelet disorder, said in an interview. “I’m assuming there’s something that made the people who developed thrombocytopenia susceptible, given what a tiny percentage of recipients they are.”

    He added: “Having it happen after a vaccine is well-known and has been seen with many other vaccines. Why it happens, we don’t know.”

    1. The entire NYC article on this platelet disorder is very interesting. Most have never heard of platelets. I learned about them and what could happen to them and because of them when I was caring for a friend with Stage 4 cancer who was on high dose chemo. If you have time, I recommend a read of the entire article.

  7. My wife and I had our second vaccinations (Pfizer) on Wednesday, April 28. Two days later, on Friday, April 30, my wife suffered a stroke and then was hospitalized for three days.

    (She is home now and seems to be fully recovered, but she has three new medicines to take every day.)

    Of course, she told the doctors that her stroke had occurred two days after her second vaccine. However, the doctors seemed to be little interested in that coincidence.

    She spent two days in the neurology Intensive Care Unit, and I visited her there and talked several times with her nurse, who was well experienced and informed about neurology. I asked the nurse about the doctors' apparent lack of interest in the vaccine coincidence.

    The nurse explained that most of the vaccine-related strokes happen in a particular part of the brain. Saying that, she pointed to an area in the lower-rear part of the skull. Since my wife's stroke happened in the upper part of her brain, the doctor's thought that her stroke was not related to the vaccine.

    That's my two-cents contribution to this topic.

    1. Very sorry to hear that, Mike. Yesterday I read an article by a guy on why he's not getting vaxxed. He said he recently spoke to a doctor who had done so to "reassure" his patients. But his nursing staff is NOT getting the injections.

      As for the doctors' lack of interest ...

      Most doctors aren't scientists, don't have science degrees.

    2. I have another interesting observation to report about my visits to my wife in the hospital. There, I visited her in the ICU and then in a normal recovery room.

      In both those rooms, I immediately took off my face mask and kept it off during my visits. My wife likewise did not wear her mask.

      I expected that a nurse would order me to put my mask back on, but no nurse uttered a word about it or even gave me a disapproving look.

      Of course, the nurses are ordered to wear masks all the time, but I got the impression that the nurses don't really think that there is any real benefit for patients and visitors to wear them.

    3. Essh Mike, so sorry to hear that!!! Glad to hear she's home.

    4. Mike, I too am sorry to hear about your wife. You don’t mention whether her stroke was ischemic (due to a clot that shuts off blood supply to a part of the brainn) or hemorrhagic ( a hemorrhage that causes pressure in the brain). Her recovery in 3 days was miraculous. My husband is still dealing with the effects of a severe hemorrhagic stroke in 2010. Statistics tell us that they are usually fatal.

      As for the nurse’s remark thst “vaccine-related strokes happen in a particular part of the brain”, that really stumps me. I have never heard anything like that before….

      When a doctor shows a lack of interest, he doesn’t want to get into anything about which he knows little or nothing. He treated your wife (apparently successfully), fixed her up with take home meds, and moved on.

      Warmest wishes to you both...

    5. I don't know the correct terminology, but the stroke was caused by a blood clot. She arrived at the emergency ward very soon after the stroke. Because she arrived so soon, she was given some blood-clot-busting medicine that is quite dangerous but is extraordinarily effective in optimal circumstances.

      Anyway, the blood clot(s) was busted quickly. A subsequent MRI showed some brain damage around that spot, but the damaged area was very small. Her physical and mental functions now seem to be normal.

      That's what we were told about her stroke.

    6. Mike, that is an ischemic stroke. Whe would have been given clot-busting medication that has saved many lives if given in time. When the paramedics picked up my husband for transport to the ER, they offered to give him something in the ambulance. They had to reach his doctor. That would have caused more delay. They took him to the hospital where it was found that he had had a “severe” hemorrhagic stroke in the basal ganglia. Bad. If they’d given him clot-busting meds, it would have finished him off.

      Your wife is very fortunate to have been gotten to hospital so quickly and given that med. Ischemic strokes (clots that block blood vessels in the brain) are not as apt to be fatal, but they can cause serious disabilities depending on where the blocked artery is located in our amazing compartmentalized brain.

      Hurray for her! And for you...