situation is about the same. Jerrod is feeling fine. He enjoyed
seeing some friends from LCU and LCS. We are supposed to limit
visitors to 2 at a time, but at one point he had in his room -
Rushabh, Devin, Ben, Shawn, Aaron, Tucker and Russell.
We will know more on Monday. Some tests may not come in until
Tuesday, but we hope to have them all on Monday. We will then know
what the plan is.
I will try to be diligent with updates as we know more. Some updates
will have to come from others who are here. During the day it is
busy with phone calls, and family here. At night and in the mornings
is when I have some time in the waiting room to do updates. Carla
has been sleeping in a chair in Jerrod's room and I am sleeping in
the waiting room. We may switch tonight. I am in his room every
possible second. I love to be right next to him.
We understand we are in a state of the art facility. They have an
O.R. that is called the Brain Suite. It is one of 7 such facilities
in the entire world. Only 4 exist in the US. From what I understand
Dr. Brent Morgan is one of the best in the state. It seems to be a
world class facility. The nurses have all been so sweet and special.
They have really bent the rules for us by allowing so many to go in
to see Jerrod. As he begins to tire more they are starting to ask us
to start slowing the flow through his room - he is just getting too
tired. BUT - please don't allow that to discourage anyone from
considering coming to see him. He loves to even hear about those who
came but were unable to see him. He is so touched with EVERY note,
every call, every face that walks in. He feels so touched that some
have actually driven to Dallas to see him. He is SO thankful - and
words could never express our gratitude to all who have come, or
called, sent text messages. We have no appropriate way to say thank
you. We are most grateful for the prayers. OH, PLEASE DO NOT STOP.
Our most difficult days lie before us.
I have never felt more dependent upon God, never more helpless,
never so dependent upon the love of friends, I have never felt so
absolutely in need of encouragement than I do right now. And it's a
blessing to have a Christian family to lean on.
By the way - messages can be sent to Jerrod via the hospital web
Select: Patient > pull down to email a patient
He is in CCU Room 11
They print the messages and deliver them to his room. He loves to
read letters. Just encourage him and be positive. He would be
thrilled to get a bunch of messages. After he reads them I want to
tape them to the walls. It would be awesome to cover the walls with
letters. Pass this information along to anyone who would like to
write Jerrod a note.
Thank you all from the deepest part of my heart.