My name is Bonna Beamer and I am writing about my husband's experience with an AVM. When he was forty-four years old, he suddenly had a horrible headache hit him while at work. He was taken to the hospital and, to make a long story short, he eventually was diagnosed with an AVM. He was sent to Cincinnati, Ohio to consult with Dr. John Tew.
Two gluing techniques followed, and he was told that they had it under control. For eight years that prove to be true. However, at age fifty-two, he began having severe headaches again,and it was discovered that the AVM was back bigger than ever.
Doctor Tew opted for surgery this time to repair the AVM, but after the surgery was done, Larry developed a blood clot that caused blood to back up into the brain which caused much brain damage. Recovery has been long and heartbreaking.
Nine years later, Larry is at home but must be cared for around the clock. He has little control of himself, and is dependent on a feeding tube to live. What I would like to hear from is the caretakers of these unfortunate people. I know that I have some really rough times dealing with this, and I am sure I am not alone.
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