Derek Hough has provided additional information regarding his wife’s recovery.
Derek is giving Hayley an update one day after she had skull reconstruction surgery.
“With immense relief, gratitude and overwhelming joy I’d like to share that Hayley’s cranioplasty surgery has been successfully completed as planned,” Derek wrote on Instagram. “My sincere appreciation goes to the exceptional medical team. Their expertise and steady hands were pivotal in this journey, ensuring a smooth and successful surgery. Especially Dr. Mai who not only performed the surgery but was also the one who saved her life 2 weeks ago.”
“We are profoundly touched by the outpouring of support and prayers from each of you,” he went on to say. “Your thoughts, prayers, and positive energy have been a source of strength and comfort for us during this challenging time. It’s truly heartwarming to know how much love and care surrounds us.”
“This surgery marks a significant milestone in my wife’s recovery journey, and your support has played a crucial role in getting us here. We are filled with hope and optimism for the future, knowing she is on the path to a full recovery, surrounded by such a loving community. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for standing with us.
We love you. With heartfelt thanks and endless gratitude.”
“I strongly believe all the prayers that have been sent with the intention and love of Hayley’s recovery has helped so much. I can’t thank you all enough,” Derek wrote. “She is going in for surgery this morning to replace a large portion of her skull that was removed during her Craniectomy. Please keep her in your prayers as I believe the collective energy helped her through these past few weeks. We love you. We thank you.”
While staying in the Washington, D.C. region, Hough finally uploaded a video of himself and Hayley strolling around the Washington Mall after the terrifying health episode.
The footage only captured their rear ends, but it did show Hayley and Derek walking hand in hand, with Hayley donning a helmet for protection.
“As you all know, the past week has been a challenging journey for us due to a life-threatening event that suddenly came into our lives. It was a time filled with uncertainty and fear, going from living our dreams onstage, to a nightmare in an instant. But today, we are filled with hope and relief as we share with you an update.”
“Hayley is doing well,” Derek wrote as he continued. “Her recovery process has been nothing short of a miracle. She still has a ways to go with another surgery, hopefully in a few weeks, to insert a skull implant to replace the piece that was removed during the craniectomy. It will restore the skull to its natural shape and protect the brain from injury.”
“Thank you for the incredible support and medical care she has received. It’s been a profound reminder of how fragile life can be and how quickly things can change. But, it has also shown us the incredible strength and resilience that lies within us and the power of having a supportive community around us. We cannot express enough gratitude to each of you for your unwavering support, messages, prayers and undeniable loving energy we have both felt during this time. While this isn’t the holiday season either of us envisioned, it’s one that we’re incredibly grateful to have. We look forward to cherishing these moments with a deeper appreciation for life and the people in it.”
“Hayley has always inspired me with her will, her strength, and her resilience and no more so than in the last 48 hrs. She is now on the long road of recovery. Words cannot express how grateful and thankful we are for the support and love that you have given us.
The kindness that we’ve been shown in this incredibly unfathomable, and life changing time is immeasurable. The offers of assistance that have poured in have been so humbling and appreciated. Our hope is that as a family, we can somehow and someway pay it forward.”
The wife of Dancing With the Stars judge Derek Hough is receiving prayers.
According to a statement released by Hough, his professional dancing partner Hayley was admitted to the hospital following their most recent performance in Washington, D.C.
“At the end of last night’s tour performance in Washington D.C., my wife Hayley became disoriented and was taken to the hospital,” Hough wrote in the statement he shared on Instagram. “She was diagnosed with a cranial hematoma from a burst blood vessel and required an emergency craniectomy.”
An intracranial hematoma is defined as “a collection of blood within the skull” by the Mayo Clinic.
The most common cause is a ruptured blood artery in the brain. Trauma, like a car accident or a fall, can also be a cause. It is possible for blood to pool in areas of the brain or even under the skull, putting pressure on the brain.
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Fortunately, Hayley “is in stable condition,” as Derek mentioned in his statement. “I want to thank the first responders and medical personnel who have cared for and continue to care for her.”
Derek concluded his message by asking “for your prayers and positivity during this time.”
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