Days Of Our Lives Spoilers: Steve Wakes Up From Surgery With Amnesia – Forgets His One True Love!
Doctors Kayla Johnson And Sarah Horton Operated On Steve Johnson
Days of Our Lives viewers will recall that doctors Kayla Johnson (Mary Beth Evans) and Sarah Horton (Linsey Godfrey) operated on Steve Johnson to remove the microchip implanted by Dr. Wilhelm Rolf (William Utay) that had turned him into Stefano DiMera (Stephen Nichols). For several months Stefano did damage to the citizens of Salem, sometimes assisted by Princess Gina Von Amberg (Kristian Alfonso) in the body of Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso), whose chip Rolf was forced to remove – as he was to remove a chip from Marlena Evans, Deidre Hall) which was supposed to make Marlena into Stefano’s “queen of the night”.
But Rolf refused to remove Stefano’s “essence” from Steve’s body, and in Tuesday’s episode, the two appeared to be plotting with some kind of code that the police guard didn’t pick up on. Kayla was forced to make the bold decision to remove the chip from Steve’s brainstem on her own, and had called in Sarah for assistance.
They ran into a bit of trouble during the operation when a complication arose; she had to cut into the frontal lobe of Steve’s brain, where all the memories reside, and on top of that, it turned out that the chip had been booby trapped! A voice from the device started saying “self-destruct engaged” along with a countdown timer! But, once she cut it out, the device was disabled.
Steve Johnson Wakes Up From His Surgery, But He Doesn’t Remember Kayla Brady Or Anything Else!
With the operation done, the chip removed, and Kayla and Sarah relieved that Steve came through the surgery alive, now all they have to do is wait to see what happens when he wakes back up. Kayla sits vigil at his bedside since the complication during surgery could have caused major brain damage, so she wants to make sure that there is no sign of brain damage and even though his vital signs look good and there wasn’t anything that she could see physically wrong when she closed him up, she still has to wait.
This could be several hours and time will tell if he wakes up Steve or if other things could happen – he could go into a coma, although it’s doubtful even with the complication that arose, but he could be affected mentally. Sometimes patients are affected mentally and in their ability to remember things simply by the anesthesia itself, and people have also been known to slip into comas after anesthesia regardless of the type of surgery being performed-but she did have to cut into his frontal lobe and that is the center of not only memory, but decision-making and the sense of right and wrong.
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Usually if it is a reaction to anesthesia, this is a temporary loss of memory, however. Kayla waits – and waits – and waits. Finally Steve shows some movement that indicates he is waking up from the anesthesia. She asks him, Steve, do you know where you are? He says he is in a hospital and wants to know what happened to him. She explains that he is in Salem University Hospital and that a microchip was removed from part of his brain that caused him to believe and act like someone else – a criminal named Stefano DiMera. Steve is clueless as to who Stefano is. Kayla is troubled but then maybe it’s best if he has forgotten who Stefano was – she then asks some questions to determine what he does remember. She asks if he remembers her and that they were married and that they have children – he’s still clueless!
She asks about his time as an ISA agent – he doesn’t remember that either! It looks like all of his long-term memories are gone, and then she asks him to tell her his name – he starts becoming frustrated and confused, and it turns out he doesn’t even remember who he is! Kayla is worried, but then maybe it’s just the amnesia – or, he could have been brainwashed prior to the microchip having been implanted! His is a whole different experience than what was experienced by Hope, she only forgot from when she was Princess Gina, and Kayla fears she damaged his frontal lobe!
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