Dr. Fleming asked me to investigate my grandmother’s medical history to see if she had the same type of hemorrhagic stroke Dad did. Her name was Amalie and she came from a very wealthy family in New Britain, Connecticut.
She fell in love with my grandfather in high school, and married him despite her family’s objections about his poverty. They lived next door to us when I was young, and I have a lot of fond memories of time spent with them.
In her early 70’s, my grandmother was still working as a home health aide, and was very sharp. But in her mid-70’s, she was sometimes confused, and then had a major stroke when I was away at college. No one in the family seems to know what kind of stroke it was, so I’ve sent for a copy of her death certificate and will try to get a copy of her medical records from the hospital in Connecticut where she was treated for her stroke.