After suffering a brain hemorrhage on a spring break trip to Mexico, a 22-year-old college student was placed on life support.
Liza Burke, a senior at the University of Georgia, went to Cabo San Lucas with her friends and had a medical issue.
Burke stated she experienced a headache while having breakfast with her pals on March 10 and went back to her hotel room to sleep. When they were unable to wake Burke, her friends came and requested assistance.
The student was subsequently transferred to a nearby hospital, where she was diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation, that resulted in a brain hemorrhage, according to a statement on Burke’s GoFundMe page.
At the moment, she is on life support. Her family and physicians are working tirelessly to provide her with the finest medical care possible, according to a statement released on March 13.
Burke was transferred to the United States on March 14. She is being treated at Jacksonville, Florida’s Mayo Clinic. Burke’s parents are also at the hospital with her.
Laura McKeithen, her mother, told that the medical staff is optimistic that her daughter will recover.
McKeithen said they were going to take her for an MRI, maybe some additional testing, maybe an echocardiography.
She continued that they indicated it will be a fairly good time before they really get a feel for what’s going on.
According to her mother, the 22-year-old had a stroke in the center of her brain.
It’s not the nicest location for it to bleed, but it’s not the worst thing, Burke’s mother said. She is simply pleased to be in a competent hospital with all the necessary technology and expertise to care for her.
Burke’s sister died in 2008 after suffering a rare genetic condition. Burke’s present condition is McKeithen’s biggest nightmare since it’s happened before.
Nonetheless, she is striving to be patient while she awaits word on her daughter’s medical situation. However long it takes, she continued, as long as she is on the mend.
Burke looks to be showing signs of improvement. She began chatting with her and asked her to grip her hand, McKeithen said. She pressed her hand. The critical care unit was completely illuminated. At that time, everyone was really happy.
She also conveyed her appreciation for the contributions sent to Burke’s GoFundMe page. The page has now collected more than $140,000, exceeding its $40,000 target.
On the website, organizer Jennifer Ritter, one of Burke’s pals, said that Burke has so much left to contribute to the world. Please keep praying for her complete recovery, Ritter added.
McKeithen requested prayers as well. So far, all that energy out there in the cosmos seems to be working for her, she said. She is the finest daughter one could possibly have, the happy mother remarked of Burke.
According to the Mayo Clinic, arteriovenous malformations, or AVMs, arise when blood vessels get knotted and wrongly link to arteries and veins, impeding blood flow and oxygen circulation.
Blood vessels in the brain might deteriorate or burst, resulting in bleeding, stroke, or brain injury.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, most people with AVMs have no first signs or symptoms. Medical specialists do not know what causes arteriovenous malformations.