Got a call last night from Joanne's physical therapist (who I will refer to as D. to protect her anonymity). She was calling from the hospital to say that her sister had just had a major stroke and was in the operating room getting a craniectomy to relieve the pressure in her skull. D. can't be nearly as old as I am so I am guessing her sister is younger than 40--maybe by a lot. And she is going through exactly what Joanne went through a year ago. We don't have a lot of details but the right side craniectomy took four hours and she is now in ICU. I am sure they are watching her ICP (inter-cranial pressure) numbers just the way we were with Joanne on this day last year.
I will post updates, but please pray for this family. D. has done amazing things with Joanne and she is dear to us. We hate to see her, her family and her sister suffer through such a tragedy.