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Stephanie Tubbs Jones in Critical Condition

Update: The Cleveland Clinic has announced that Congresswoman Tubbs Jones has died.

Some reports said she died, but she's alive and in critical condition. From the Washington Post:

An already sad story on the serious medical condition of Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) was made embarrassingly worse today by Capitol Briefing and other news outlets, as conflicting information prompted several erroneous reports that the lawmaker had died. As of this writing, she remains in critical condition in a Cleveland hospital.

Tubbs Jones was found Tuesday night unconscious at the wheel of her car after police had seen it swerving erratically on a Cleveland road. She was taken to Huron Hospital in East Cleveland for treatment. At noon today, Tubbs Jones's office announced that she was in "stable condition" and that she had "suffered an aneurysm," which, according to medical experts, likely means that a blood vessel in her brain burst.

The Post article links to an AP report that says she had a hemorrhage.

I feel for her family. To suffer through this so suddenly is awful. My maternal grandmother, whom I never met, died of a cerebral hemorrhage about 45 years ago when my parents were engaged. It came out of no where and devastated my mom's family. It took them years to recover from her death. Then my aunt (my mom's sister) suffered a cerebral hemorrhage about six years ago. According to doctors, she was one of only three percent of patients who experience very few side effects. The only reason she survived at all is because, right before he took her to the hospital, my uncle packed the back of her neck and her head in ice when he saw her lying on the floor, struggling with a headache that was so awful that she couldn't walk, talk, or even stand.

That Congresswoman Tubbs Jones was alone in her car does not give me confidence that she'll have a similar experience as my aunt. What a shame. I pray her family and friends receive solace and peace during this time.


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FNC is now reporting that R... (Below threshold)

FNC is now reporting that Rep Tubbs has indeed passed away. Very sad.

You can find full coverage ... (Below threshold)
Harry Knopp:

You can find full coverage of the death of Rep. Tubbs Jones from local Cleveland media outlets and a link to express your condolences on http://www.OhioMediaGuide.com

My Mother-In-Law died of th... (Below threshold)

My Mother-In-Law died of the same thing. It's very tough, and an awful thing for any family to have to deal with. Our prayers go out to them.

She was way too young to ha... (Below threshold)

She was way too young to have died. So sad.

PLEASE Look into this. Som... (Below threshold)
Ruth H:

PLEASE Look into this. Some aneurysm's are genetic. My daughter in law had surgery to fix a life threatening one last year. Her mother had died of the same kind and that is why the cancer surgeon she had insisted on an MRI before surgery. She had three of them. Berry aneurysm's are genetic. If you know of a family history of people dying young of an aneurysm you should be concerned. We wound up saying thank you God for the cancer because she would have been dead within a year from an aneurysm. She is now 47, has two more but they are not in a life threatening area. The other would have affected the brain stem and she would have died just about like Ms. Tubbs did.
Google berry aneurysm for specific information.

Ruth,Thanks for th... (Below threshold)

Ruth,

Thanks for the note about aneurysms being genetic. Right after my aunt had her hemorrhage, my mom contacted her doctor. He sent her to get an MRA immediately. Thankfully she is clear. My grandmother died of a hemorrhage at the age of 43. I'm 41. I think I'll contact my doctor today.

Kim

Ruth, I went to my... (Below threshold)

Ruth,

I went to my doctor today and he agreed it would be a good idea that with my family history to get a scan. I'm being scheduled for an MRA.

Thanks for saying something. I really appreciate it.

Kim,I am so glad you... (Below threshold)
Ruth H:

Kim,
I am so glad you are getting checked. One of our old family friends lost his wife to a berry aneurysm and at the funeral it was found that 6 of the family members had died of the same thing in the last 50 years. Thank God for MRI's and the modern neurosurgeons.
Good luck on your report.
Ruth




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