Pasco police officer Jeff Cobb recently discovered he had a serious headache and seemed a bit disoriented. It turns out this is more than just a headache of a very stressful job. He actually had a brain aneurysm that ruptured. That alone can kill you, but officer Cobb has been lucky so far. Doctors tried to relieve the bleeding on his brain and then he was flown to Spokane for surgery earlier this month. He has a long recovery ahead. Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about half the cases.

We've all heard of a brain aneurysm, but what exactly is it? Apparently, it's a bulge or a ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain. That alone sounds incredibly painful! It's even possible, however, to have a brain aneurysm and not know it.  According to mayoclinic.org,  it often looks like a berry hanging on a stem. Now it sounds worse than incredibly painful!  Most brain aneurysms don't rupture, the Mayo Clinic reports, but officer Cobb was not so lucky. Some of the warning signs for a brain aneurysm include a severe headache, droopy eyelid, nausea and vomiting, and blurred or even double vision. Stress and elevated blood pressure can attribute to a brain aneurysm, and anyone of any age can get one.

There's a Go Fund Me for Officer Cobb that you can donate to, and then on April 10th, there is a Ruck For the Fallen event to help raise funds also. Details in the flyer below. We're all thinking of you Officer Cobb!

Ruck For the Fallen

 

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