After surviving a massive aneurysm a woman has been called a ‘miracle patient’
A woman opposed thin chances to endure a cerebrum aneurysm that caused a stroke and made her vibe like her head was going to explode.
At the age of 15, Chloe Gallagher had the aneurysm and never could have guessed what was about to happen.
Chloe Gallagher said: “I came home from school that day, did some homework, then was watching TV in my parent’s room and was on my phone texting some friends. Suddenly, the TV screen and my mobile phone screen were blurry, and my head felt like it was going to explode. It literally felt like it was going to explode”.
“I can’t even describe to you the pain I felt that day. I got up to go to the phone in the kitchen since I couldn’t see the screen on my phone, but when I stood up out of the bed, I fell. It was then I realized I couldn’t walk. I was in intense pain after waking up from the coma, I had double vision/cross-eyed. The double vision went away, the left side gradually improved slightly, but to this day I still have left peripheral vision loss.” She added.
Chloe Gallagher,now 24, was rushed to hospital when she suddenly lost her vision and was crippled with agonizing pain in her head while watching TV at home.
A CT scan showed Miss Gallagher’s mind was ‘brimming with blood‘ after a swelling vein had blasted, causing a stroke that can demonstrate deadly.
Doctors had to cut out a part of Miss Gallagher’s skull the size of a palm to operate before putting her in a coma to help her recover.
Chloe was in a coma for three days and her family was told to expect the worst by doctors. She would be faced some serious disabilities if she survived.
Described as a ‘miracle patient‘, Gallagher, who is now a medical student, pulled through with little complications – despite developing epilepsy.
Chloe said: “One of the aspects of my epilepsy and medications is that I can’t drink alcohol, or I will have a seizure.
“This is totally okay with me, I still go to parties, go out with friends, and have fun like any other twenty-four-year-old, just minus the alcohol.
“One time at university, someone asked me what I was drinking, and I said just water. They thought I was kidding and kept pushing the issue and I said no if I drink, I’ll have a seizure.”
“Overall, I am so thankful for my whole neuro team in University Hospital as this wouldn’t be possible without all of them”. she continued.
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