At first I wanted to tell you more news about Racker with the upcoming post about our party but I think it is more properly to do this in a special post. Saturday, short after I came in world, Racker came online. As you maybe know, I wrote it in an earlier post, last month Racker had a stroke in real life.
A stroke, sometimes referred to as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult (CVI), is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted and the brain doesn't get the oxygen it needs. Brain cells that are starved of blood begin to shut down and die because they are not receiving the required level of Oxygen. Dead brain cells generally do not recover.
Because the brain controls everything we do, feel, think and remember, damage to the brain affects these abilities. The abilities that are affected will depend on where the stroke happens in the brain, and what functions are actually controlled by that part of the brain.
As a result, the affected area of the brain cannot work properly. Symptoms might include: hemiplegia (an inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body), aphasia (inability to understand or use speech), or an inability to see one side of the visual field.
I went to Barefoot because I thought that would be the place where Racker would login and yes, there he was. It was not easy for him to have a typing conversation with me but he told be that his speaking is getting better.
It was so wonderful that he came later that day at our party.
I do not know how other people in Second Life stay out for getting personally involved about there Second Life friends............. I can't and not want, so when Racker came to the club, tears ran down my cheeks in real life.
I hope that Racker will totally recover from the stroke.
Fio wrote today;
Racker came home on Saturday afternoon, and stayed in his home overnight with his family. He returned to the hospital on Sunday evening. He has begun therapy, and is in a very difficult phase. As of now, he cannot speak and his right side is paralyzed, but he is starting to make some progress. Please remember Racker and his family in your prayers. Thanks to one and all for your love and support!