Thursday, February 11, 2010

Not out of the woods yet, but better!

He is much more alert today which is great to see. His coloring is so much better. Yesterday he was white as a ghost and his eyes looked so distant. His vitals are back to where they should be. Hallelujah! His kidneys are better, but not quite where they need to be. But at least he is stable. His blood tests show there is still internal bleeding. They decided to avoid the coil procedure and move forward with the surgery. This morning they asked his permission to do surgery on the artery if they have to. We will know more later today.

Our biggest concern was how aware he truly is. The nurse said they did a brain function test on him and he was able to blink correct answers that indicate he is still totally coherent of everything. He is one stubborn guy, obviously not willing to give up!

I will update when we know more. Thanks again for your prayers!


  1. Mel, thanks for taking the time to do this, we are following closely and all your family is in our prayers. Marshall, you know how to fight the good fight man! May God bless you all with all you need during this season! We love you!

  2. Thanks for the updates, Melanie, and keep them coming. It helps to know what we need to be specifically praying for. Great BIG hugs to you & your family. Let's talk soon & see what we can do (more meals?)for you guys. Tell your dad that even though I haven't met him, I love him and think of him all the time! Kristin

  3. Yes, thanks Mel for the updates :) Hi Marshall!! Hey were do you get those belts for the vaccum anyway? We need more. Thinking and praying for you.