Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 5:58 PM
Subject: Dr. Morgan's visit today
Dr. Morgan came by at about 5:15 today. He is a little baffled by
the grinding in Jerrod's ears. He said he did not get near the
auditory nerves so he is not sure exactly where that's coming from.
Swelling is probably the cause. In addition they said they had a
loud clicking in his ears to monitor brain function during the
surgery. He said after 8 hours of that it may be sort of like
leaving a concert and having your ears messed up for a while.
He is also a bit baffled by the slurred speech getting a bit worse
today. But I believe that is connected to his hearing, because
Jerrod said he can't hear himself speak at all. His vision may be a
little better today. Dr. Morgan said the CT scan looks better today.
(make that begging for prayer)
They are sending the tumor to the Mayo Clinic to determine what the
tumor is. The pathology here is indeterminate. I don't really know
if that is a good sign or if that is cause for concern I choose to
believe it is a good sign. I'm sure they know malignancy when they
see it... right? Besides, I am going to plead one more time. I am
going to beg one more time (I know I am wearing you out with prayer
requests) But may we get on our knees in fervent prayer again and
beg our God to provide the news that this tumor is the most benign
tumor anyone has ever seen. Please, don't tire of praying for
Jerrod. We have won many battles so far, but the war is not over.
But as always, keep on your prayer list lots of gratitude!!!!!!!
By the way we have lost another friend in the CCU today. Joey had an
aneurysm and passed this afternoon. We have cried with his family.
That is our second friend to lose since being here.
I am going to send Russ a photo of Dr. Morgan to post on the
website. I would like for you all to meet the Neurosurgeon who saved
Jerrod's life. He is a great man and I am in his debt. I would
attach the photo, but I know my ET friends at United will be glad I
didn't. :0] It may be this evening before Rus can get the photo
loaded. Poor guy is trying to work, be a husband, a daddy and a
webmaster. Russ, you could never know how much we ALL appreciate
what you are doing to keep everyone informed. You are an awesome
friend to all of us.
I will keep you informed.
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