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From: []
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 3:16 PM
Subject: Thursday Update

I apologize for putting one more message in your inbox, but I want to be sure everyone knows the current situation as it continues to develop.

Jerrod is doing so well. He is in a regular room on the neuro floor now. He is working with a Physical Therapist, an Occupational Therapist and a Speech Therapist. They all evaluated him today independently and then consulted and unanimously agreed that he is doing great and they are so impressed with his attitude. They also unanimously agreed that he should not leave the hospital yet though. So, once they feel he has made enough progress on the neuro floor he will be transferred to the rehabilitation unit here in Medical Center Plano. I suppose that makes a lot of sense when you consider the kind of surgery he had only one week ago today. They want him to do two weeks of intense rehabilitation therapy in all three disciplines mentioned above while under medical observation for swelling, blood pressure etc. So, while Jerrod is a little disappointed that he won't get out of here, we know it is for the best. They said this is the best way to help him be prepared to be ready to get back into school next semester.

In addition Dr. Cattorini is the neurosurgeon who suggested that we remain here for 2 weeks, but Jerrod's neurosurgeon, Dr. Morgan, seemed to be leaning a bit more on the cautious side and seemed to feel 2 weeks is a minimum but implied he may want us here a little longer than that. Now that we won't even be out of the hospital for 2 weeks, my assumption is that they will want him to stay here for at least a week following being released from the hospital.

We do not take any of that as bad news and we are still only thankful and our hearts are full of nothing but love and gratitude.

We do regret that it may (or may not) prolong our time away from home and our friends and family in Lubbock. We promise we will be home as soon as they tell us we can safely travel and be that far away from his doctors. I appreciate your understanding and patience with us more than words can describe.

We love you all,
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Jerry Shelton
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