Saturday, January 27, 2007

positive update!

We got the results back from the CT scan and got good news. The scan didnt show any aparent bleeding, just "residual" blood. With that information, the doctors decided to remove the ICP sensor...or in laymans terms...the dipstick that he had in his head. Although, still considered "critical" this brings us great hope! They are hoping that they can get him to open his eyes in the next few days. Please pray for several specific things: please pray that his blood pressure will stay down (its a bit elivated right now but is ok given the circumstance), please pray that dads fever will go down ( the temp could be a direct result of misinformation from the brain due to the swelling) because right now it is 102.2. Please pray for his left arm, this is swelling due to a clot in the clavical. Pray that the clot will fizzle away on its own. Pray for dads heart...that it will stay strong thru all of this stress and pain on his body. Pray for dads neck, as it is still broken and needs healing. Continue to pray that dads brain get healthy. Thank you for your continued prayer...we will continue to update you as we know more. God is good!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sue, Joe and family

We're praising and praying. It was good to see you all last night and sense your positive outlook. You are all an incredible family. We love you,

The Grahams

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this site, so that we can know how to pray specifically and can keep up with Jim's progress. Thanks too for sharing your hearts and we continue to lift all of you up also. We are so thankful for your faithfulness. God is so good, and we are so thankful for the good report today. We're praying for you.
Ron and Minda

Dale & Karen Hansen said...

Ephesians 3:11-20

"...according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."

Love,
Dale, Karen, Matthew, & Taylor

Anonymous said...

I was so excited to see the heading "Positive Update" when I checked in on you all tonight. I've wanted to post something for a while but never felt that the words were there.I want you to know that your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers every second. Anna, thank you for letting me hang out with you at the salon yesterday. I hope that our chatting and laughing gave you a bit of a boost. All of the little boosts add up!!!! I know that you have so many offering, but just know that we are a phone call away if you need anything. You are all an inspiration to us and we love you all very much.
Joni

Brian said...

I love this good news! We're praising the Lord for Jim's progress, and looking forward to more answered prayers!

Still praying!
Courtney & Brian

Anonymous said...

Hey you guys,I hope that you r making wishes in ur hearts because he is in mine. With all the hope in the world.and every time i go to bed i try to pray for him and hopes that he will get better every second of the day.And you can always look out the window and look at the sky and know that God is looking at you and making you have more hope. he will always be in my heart everyday.i love him.<3

Love,
Kasey Kline

nanmarie said...

Dear Jim, Sue and family,
We are praying without ceasing for you.
Praise The Lord for the
"GOOD REPORT".
You will never know how many lives you and your family are touching by sharing your Faith and letting your Light shine.
Thank you for the updates, helps us to feel closer to you.
Much love, Nannette,
Ann's sister in Ga.
The one that your family stayed with on the way to Florida.
I remember that wonderful evening with much joy. Hope you can come again soon.

carol chovan said...

This web site is awesome and for those of us who can't be there, it's a great help to get updated on progress and to know what's going on. Please know that you (all of you) have been in my thoughts and prayers from the outset of this tragedy. God is so faithful, and I know that He'll see you through this. Love all of you.

John, Tara, Sami Jo & Connor Pennington said...

Praise the Lord!!!! :) Wonderful report today!