Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Day 12:
Brent was moved to 4th floor ICU last night-Room 452. (The ICU is located just down the ramp from where the family has been staying for the past few days.) Brent's fever broke during the night, and he was able to get some good rest. He is on the vent only to assit him, in getting more strength in his lung. They hope to ween him off the vent today or tomorrow. While in ICU Brent is limited to visitors, and only during visiting hours. Please pray that Brent's body will be free from infection, so that they will be able to perform his shoulder surgery Friday morning. Thank you all so much for your kind words of encouragement- they have been a source of strength for our family! We could not imagine going through this without you!

" Then you will call upon me come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." - Jeremiah 29:11-13


Update 12:30:
Praise God!!! Brent is making great progress!! Mom and I have been able to stay back with Brent for the past few hours (even though they aren't allowing visitors- doesn't hurt to ask! thats my theory!:)) Brent loves to hear good news and we've gotten quite a bit this morning. They have had his arms strapped to the bed so that he wouldn't pull on tubes. I asked if they could take them off if I watch him to make sure those would not be bothered- they let me!!! He was quite relieved!! They have done an x-ray on his chest to see the condition of the lung in hopes of taking out the breathing tube. His stats are great right now, and they are hoping to take the tube out shortly. The resident working with Brent even went to the extent of showing me his x-rays and the condition of his lung- quite interesting! Brent kept sending me out to get more information about every 30 mins. It seemed like every time i went out to get information we would get good news! I think the nurse might be tired of me asking questions!:)
The best news of the day... Brent's spinal precaution has been lifted!! He is able to sit up, and move around. His first request was to have his back scratched!! The doctor told me that if Brent wanted to he could even sit up 90 degrees in a chair!- we are needing to make baby steps, but making great progress! They plan on sending a physical therapist around within the next few days and start working just a little bit at a time. Brent is so excited!
We have told Brent to write us notes instead of trying to talk because it hurts, that's been a great source of communication :). I am soo proud of Brent! He is such a fighter!
Thank you all so much for your prayers! I know that Brent is doing so well because of them! Our God is awesome!!

Update 7:30pm:

Brent is still doing great! After 3 different chest x-rays, the doctors decided to remove the vent around 4:00. Brent is breathing on his own with the help of oxygen. His stats are still looking good!:) He's had a great day with lots of positives. We weren't expecting any of this to happen today! God is so good! Please continue to pray for his comfort.

15 comments:

winters said...

Dear Brent & Family,
We wanted to let you know that we have been praying for you since we found out what happened. When we lived in FL. your family stood out to us because of your faith. We know this strong faith will be what gets you through this situation. Pete, when my Mom was battling cancer you said some prayers that meant so much to me. Please know that we are sending up truly heartfelt prayers to our heavenly Father now for Brent. Brent, keep the faith - we love you!
Jeremy & Kristin Winters

Tad and Michelle said...

We've been following Brent's story since learning of the accident through Harding's Alumni Digest. We are praying for Brent, your family, and all the medical professionals attending to Brent's care. Thanks for posting updates on the blog. This is a powerful way to share Brent's story and have many Christians praying for you all across the nation. May you continue to feel God's love around you.
Praying in Ohio.
Michelle & Tad Morris

Laura Day said...

Hi Family,
We will pray a very specific prayer today for Brent to be free from infection, and that God will move powerfully to strengthen him and move him forward in the process of recovery. We'll also pray specifically for each of your family members as you face today. Our hearts are with you.
-The Days

Amanda S said...

Keep fighting Brent! You are so strong. God is awesome! I'm so glad to hear of all the progress that Brent has made since visiting during the day on Monday. I pray that Brent's body will be free of infection so he can have the surgery on his shoulder. I am so proud of you Brent! Keep up the good fight!

Anonymous said...

In one way Brent is a lucky guy. Few people in life are ever able to experience such heartfelt love
from their friends and church. That coupled with all the prayers and his faith will continue to take him far. Amazing church family you folks have going here.

cehilbert said...

Pete, Kathy, Bryan, Brent and Amanda,

Just wanted to let you all know that we are continually praying for you all. We check the blog many times each day to find out what is happening with Brent. Izsie, Cody, Christian and Brianna pray for you all on the way to school everyday.

We are SO glad Brent is doing better today! Praise the Lord!!! May God give Brent and all of you the physical and emotional strength you need in the days ahead. Wish I could be there to help. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. We love you!


Always in Him,

The Hilberts

Judy May said...

This is wonderful news! Please convey to Brent how thrilled we are with his progress. GOD IS GREAT!!

--Judy May

Julie said...

Hey guys! I had no idea Brent was in an accident. I just happend to see this on the Harding Alumni Digest!! Please know I will be praying for you all!! I will be sure to bookmark this page so I can keep up!! Stay strong, and keep your eyes focused on God!! He is ALWAYS there!!!

In Him,
Julie Tracy

tnsarie said...

Brent & family,

I wanted you to know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Brent and I have recently gotten back in touch via MySpace and had quite a few laughs about how even though we lived right down the street from each other, we probably hadn't actually seen each other since like the 5th grade or something. It sounds like Brent has already made some amazing improvements. I'll continue to pray for his strength and comfort. Please know that all of the Singleton family is praying for you!

God bless you all,
Sarah Marie Singleton

Sharon said...

What a day full of unexpected blessings! The unwavering faithfulness of this precious family is humbling. What a testimony to us all. We love you guys..we miss you...and we are in constant prayer for Brent and the team there caring, supporting, loving and encouraging him. May God continue to
heal Brent and strengthen him daily.
love & prayers,
The Josey Family

Dennis Mount said...

Dear Pete & Kathy,

Psalm 18:18 comes to mind, after the encouraging news of the day. "He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foew who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my "disaster"...BUT, the Lord was my support. He brought me into a spacious place;he rescued me BECAUSE HE DELIGHTED IN ME.
The prayers you have extended on behalf of our family, are reciprocated with the same passion and intensity. May God continue to hear us.

D. Lang said...

Dear Brent & Family,
It's encouraging to see Brent doing so well under his circumstances. It has been a blessing that his lungs were healed so quickly. I check the portable box everyday to see if and when I can come up and take another x-ray and am anxious to see the results thereafter. He is a very quick healer and is staying so strong. I see many patients in the ICU and they seem to be in such pain and angiush, but to see Brent with all the lines and tubes and breathing aparatus's hooked everywhere and yet he's still smiling and writing his sister and family notes by hand, telling his family how much he loves them...
I'm praying everyday for you Adam family. I'm just a few floors down, so remember to call if anything is needed at all.
-Derek

Lor said...

Praise God for good days and the strength to make it through the tough ones!
We continue to pray for Brent's recovery.
Blessings

Scott H. said...

To Brent and Family -
Just wanted to let you know we're still pulling for you down here in Florida. We'll continue to keep you and your family in our prayers as you continue your journey down the long road to recovery.
Stay Strong Bro!!
Scott Harrahill

Taylor Family said...

Dear Brent, Pete, Cathy and family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers in a very special way. The news is wonderful! God is so good to us and constantly shows us his majesty and his compassion. We will continue to pray for Brent's recovery and add prayers of thanksgiving for his progress so far. If there is anything we can do on the Florida end, please please let us know.

We love you!
Mike, Andrea, Aaron and Jonathon Taylor