Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Day 4 at 2:30

Our family has just met with the doctor that will be performing the spine surgery on Brent within the hour. This is the surgery that was originally scheduled for Friday! Praise God that there was an opening, and Brent was able to take that slot in the O.R. Brent is currently in the O.R. waiting to be operated on. The surgery is to decompress and realign the spine. It should last anywhere from 4-6 hours. We ask that you please be on your knees in prayer for the doctors, and for Brent's healing. We are remaining optimistic- Our God is an Awesome God!!

Update: 4:45pm
Brent went into surgery at 4:00 and should be in there for 4-6 hours. We will keep you updated as often as we get updated. During the surgery we will be on the second floor at UAMS if you want to wait with us while Brent is in surgery.

Update: 5:30pm
The nurse came and informed us Brent is doing very well and the surgery is going well. We are all taking great comfort knowing that God is there guiding the surgeons hands. Keep praying.

Update: 6:45pm
The nurse told us he is still in surgery and doing well.
Pete and Kathy wanted me to pass on a message to you all. They want to personally thank, but for now will just have to thank through the blog, all of the churches that have surround them with love and prayers, especially PV. The support and love that is surrounding them right now is very humbling. From Chuck and Hans to the elders, from the singles class to everyone else at PV, we can truly feel their love and prayers. It is almost hard to imagine what this experience would be like without the love and support of people like all of you. Looking around at others here at the hospital without people to pray with and without the knowledge that our Fathers arms are around us is scary. But we are so comforted by the fact that God is here and what an amazing God He is! We love all of you and are so comforted by your prayers.

7 comments:

Courtney Andrews Sager said...

Brent, Amanda, and family:

I'm Courtney (Andrews) Sager. I went to camp with Brent and Amanda at CFBC. I'm so sorry to hear about Brent's accident, but I know that he is strong, as is His faith. God is awesome, and there are so many people praying for Brent to recover and heal.

I will continue to pray, as will our church family, and many others. Thank you for taking the time to keep us updated, even during such a critical time. I have seen first hand what God can bring out of traumatic injuries, and I know the He has an amazing plan for Brent. Stay strong, and if there is ANYTHING I can do, I will.

Love to you all,
Courtney, Eric, Ali, and Dylan Sager
Sanford Church of Christ
Sanford NC

joe bedwell said...

Brent,

I'm praying for you right now constantly through your surgery. Keep fighting, brother! You're already doing better than the doctors thought. Thanks to our Lord! I'll be seeing you very soon when you're awake. I love you, buddy!

PS We've got many more Florida-Tennessee games to watch together!! You don't want to miss those! :)

Karen said...

Brent and family,

My parents asked that I send a quick note to let you know that the Shyers' family, as well as the members of the Mt. Dora Church of Christ and the staff at CH&BS are constantly praying for you. We can be comforted to know to know that God is in control and will be with you all during this.

If you need anything, please let us know.

In Him,
Karen Shyers

Brittany said...

My name is Brittany Kirkpatrick. I met Brent a few years ago when I moved to Leesburg. I knew no one. It just so happened (God-incidence) that Kelsey Morse was dating one of my friends from home (Columbia, TN) and she was having some people over to her house. I met Brent that night and he immediately was talking to me like I was his best friend. He made me feel more at home in Florida from day one.

He is an amazing man! If everyone had a heart like his...this world would be a much better place. He has been in my prayers from the moment I found out about his accident...and he will continue to be. Nothing is impossible to God! "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love HIM, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

My prayers are with you all,
Brittany Kirkpatrick
Nashville, TN

altsalagi said...

Brent,

I haven't seen you in years. This is your Uncle Kerry! You are in surgery and I want you to know that I have been praying without ceasing since your Aunt Carol called me on Saturday. Miracles are REAL!!!!

Pete,Kathy,Johnny,Christi,Carol,Me Me and Pa Pa Ray, I love all of you; and you are always in my heart.

Kerry

Jay said...

Brent, God bless ya. I hope your surgery goes well and I anticipate it will. You're in our prayers,

Jay & Sarah Callicott

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