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Wife of Ian Owens Home From Hospital, Recovering Well (UPDATED October 14)

- Bryan Hutson/Ian Owens
Monday, October 14, 2013

UPDATE: Monday, October 14- Megan Owens said on Facebook, in response to a question of how she was doing:

"I am good!! Sitting here with the kids watching cartoons. . Walking normal. Haven't had a headache in about a week and a half. Back is feeling good. If I pace myself, I feel good."

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UPDATE: Monday, September 13- Megan Owens said on Facebook:

"Just want to share what an awesome miracle working God we have. 4 weeks ago I had a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Only .5-3% of people will ever have this type of brain bleed. Of that minute percentage, only 50% survive the initial bleed. Of the remaining 50%, only about 15% live a "normal" life. Many remain in a coma for months. I WALKED out of the hospital with pretty much full cognitive and motor functions!!! I am truly blessed from God and I will not take things for granted any more. I also want others to know that it is a miracle that I am here, and only by the grace of GOD!! He listens to and loves those who pray in faith!!"

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UPDATE: Thursday, September 26- From Ian Owens:

"Megan is out of her angiogram. She was perfect! They're going to clamp her EVD (extra ventricular drain) and start weening her off!!!!!!!! Praise God!!!! We could go home as soon as 4 days from now!!!!! Keep on praying!! We serve an awesome God!"

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UPDATE: Wednesday, September 25- From Ian Owens:

"No angiogram today after all.  Megan could not be more excited about that!!  It will be tomorrow instead.  The emergency CTA (computerized tomography angiogram), which is non-invasive but only gives a general idea of arterial structure and activity compared to the actual invasive arterial angiogram that Megan dreads so much, from yesterday showed that Megan is still in vasospasms, but Dr. Fraser says that clinically she looks so great that he wants to get the most time from his previous verapamil applications (which only have a high potency of approximately 3 days after application).  So in light of that, the angiogram tomorrow now serves 2 purposes.

  1. Accurate and precise imaging of the posterior arterial structure.  The posterior arterial structure has not been seen very clearly so far, initially because that is where the hemorrhage occurred effectively obscuring the area and hiding a potential aneurysm, and subsequently due to the vasospasms during the second angiogram.   
  2.  A second application of verapamil directly into the vessels undergoing vasospasm in order to stretch the high potency window beyond the 14 day mark which is the day of highest risk.  We are currently on day 10. 

We are both in good spirits and still standing strong on God's promises and believing Him to see us through this with miraculous healing and restoration!!  My papaw and my Uncle Vernie are here and Bryan and Yvonne Hutson are coming down today, so I'm going to try and run a couple of quick errands (bank, laundry, etc.) while I know Megan is being looked after. Thank you all and we love you!  To God be the glory!!  Great things He hath done!!!"

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UPDATE: Monday, September 23- From Ian Owens:

"I wanted to give an update post-angiogram.  Megan was definitely in vasospasms and to a pretty severe degree.  There was still no sign of aneurysm, so they still don't know the cause of the subarachnoid hemorrhage and hemorrhagic stroke, but I'm believing there's no answer to be had because God healed the cause!  Her headaches and cranial pressure have subsided some today.  She and I both were able to get some rest last night (praise God!!!!), but I was wakened twice during the night by Megan throwing a wet rag at my head so I'd get her something.  Ha!! 

So the plan going forward is to keep her under even closer scrutiny so the vasospasms don't get out of control.  If she is still experiencing the spasms Wednesday, the doctors will perform another angiogram and inject more verapamil.  If her spasms have subsided, the doctors will start the weening process for removing her TVD (trans-ventricular drain).   I think that's all we know right now.  Thank you again so much for the continued prayers!  We are trusting and believing God through this and I know it will be a situation where He is glorified tremendously through His great work and Megan's miraculous healing!!!!  We love you!"

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