Update from 10/18/07 9:15pm
Jerrod continues to improve. They believe they will probably be transferred from the neuro floor to the rehabilitation unit tomorrow, where he will probably stay for about 2 weeks. Once released from the rehabilitation unit, they will have to stay in Plano at least another week or two. The rehabilitation unit is in building 2 of Medical Center Plano. Once we have the room number, we will update everyone.
We may receive the results from the tumor tomorrow - we continue to ask you to pray the tumor is benign! By the way, don't forget the Prayer Pager - when you pray, call 806-721-2965 - it is so encouraging to the family for them to know people are praying.
We have added a video of Jerrod in Therapy below - you can also get to it by clicking here.
Update from 10/18/07 5:15pm
Below is an excerpt from Jerry's e-mail update from today - to read the entire e-mail, click here.
"Jerrod is doing so well . . . They (Physical Therapist, an Occupational Therapist and a Speech Therapist) 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 . . . 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 . . . 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."
In addition, we have added a video of Jerrod in Therapy below - you can also get to it by clicking here.
Update from 10/18/07 11:30am
We moved to room 604. The nurses are
great up here too. This hospital is amazing. Jerrod was able to
sleep four hours at a time, which was so nice. Jerry and I both
slept in the room with him since we don't have the CCU Waiting Room
available to us. We all slept good.
The picture for this note is of Landon Hood and Jerrod (with the black wig) at an Alpha Chi/Kappa 80's mixer - just two days before Jerrod came to Plano.
Update from 10/18/07 8:00am
Jerrod spent his first night away from CCU in a week . . . he is now in a "regular" room - room # 604.
Jerrod is doing so much better than expected (Praise God), but we still have prayer requests; please pray the tumor is benign (should have the results by Friday), for his hearing (he still hears the loud grinding noise), his speech (it is probably tied to hearing - it was better today), and his vision (it is better, but he still doesn't have good peripheral vision).