The most recent right now is good news. Last night the doctors had planned on performing Brent's back surgery on Friday but decided this morning that he is stable enough to perform the surgery today. The most recent I've heard is that the back surgery will be performed around 3:30 this afternoon. This morning he was having a filter inserted below his kidneys that will filter out any blood clots that may form in the legs and prevent them from moving into the upper body. This was a minimally invasive procedure and is only preventative and not permanent. If anyone wants to go to the hospital to pray with the family during Brent's surgery you are more than welcome to. If not please just pray during that time. Hopefully I will have more information about the surgery before then and will be able to update you all.
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Already God has answered so many of our prayers and will continue to do so.