Just an update on bringing food for the family.
For those of you who would like to prepare food for the family we would like to coordinate this in hopes of preventing over abundance as well as a lack of food. They do have transportation to pick up food if it cannot be dropped off at the hospital.
Monday Dec. 10th Carol Hix is providing taco's from Taco Bueno for dinner
Tuesday Dec. 11th Cynthia Matthews & Amanda Slayton - Sandwiches
Wednesday Dec. 12th Tia would like to prepare a meal to be delivered around 5:30 pm
Thursday Dec. 13th Bill is providing pizza for the family.
Friday Dec. 14th Lunch provided by Courtny Hix Dinner will be by Barbara and Rich Crews
Saturday Dec. 15th BESH, out of Tavares, Florida the company that Brooke Ward works for is providing food this night.
Sunday Dec. 16th Sara Kathryn Smith is providing food for this night.
Monday Dec. 17th Clay- Dinner from Nick's BBQ
Tuesday Dec. 18th Daniel/Brymer Life Group for dinner
Wednesday Dec. 19th Melani and Matt Blansett for dinner
Thursday Dec. 20th Mitch and Elizabeth Breitweiser dinner from Whole Hog Cafe
Friday Dec. 21st Cassandra Mangham Hicks and Brent's high school graduating class for dinner
Saturday Dec. 22nd West Orange Church of Christ (contact person Linda Vaughn)
Email me (Amanda Raibley) at email@example.com or call Jay at 501-366-1492 before you plan on bringing food and we can let you know approximately how many people are going to be there that day as well as put you on the schedule.
Please keep Brent and his family in your prayers.
Brent is awake! From what the doctors have told us they have to give Brent "vacations" from the sedatives to give his body a break and to let him slowly get used to some pain. It's just a process of weaning him off of the sedatives. Around 5 or 5:30pm they were giving him a "vacation" while Gary Lashley was in the room. He noticed the nurse talking to him so he stood up and Brent's eyes were open. He would ask him questions and Brent would respond by squeezing his hand. Pete and Kathy got to spend some time with Brent and whenever Pete would ask him a question Brent would respond by squeezing Kathy's hand. Hard. Jay and I were able to join them and he knew who we both were. He is breathing on his own but still has the ventilator tube in his throat for now. They are debating leaving the tube in until the surgery on Monday but might be able to take it out tomorrow and reinsert it just for the surgery. They will be testing his blood to make sure there is enough oxygen in it. As soon as there is enough oxygen in his blood then they will take him off the ventilator and sedation. So it looks like tomorrow he will be nearly coherent. I will post again as soon as I know anything else. God is so good! We didn't think Brent would be opening his eyes again until next Tuesday! I was about to post that we really wouldn't have much to update you all about for three or four days. And God through Brent once again amazes us all! Here we were thinking of him still as fragile as can be but he proved us wrong again! He is already showing us his strength. Praise God for all that He is doing and going to do!!
Brent did so great tonight. He was so very responsive and fully aware that he was in the hospital but was being taken care of. He was able to breath on his own without the ventilator for over two and a half hours. They put him back under sedation and on the ventilator for tonight but will probably be able to take out the ventilator in the morning. God willing he will be able to stay off of sedation after tomorrow. He is so strong and will continue to show us that nothing will hold him back.
Please continue to pray not only for Brent but for his whole family. Pray not only for physical strength for mental and spiritual strength. We don't know yet when the family will tell Brent the extent of his injuries but please pray for him to be comforted by those around him. And pray for him to find comfort in God. Also please pray specifically for Pete and Kathy and that God will continue to comfort and strengthen them. Please pray for Bryan and Brooke as they drive from Florida to Little Rock tomorrow. (Bryan flew from Memphis to Orlando today to get supplies) And please pray for Amanda and her husband Kyle as they finish up their finals and prepare to graduate on Saturday. They are also driving back home to Searcy (about an hour away) every night. So pray for them as they travel. And of course don't for get to praise God for all that he has done and will continue to do.
But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, "You are my God." Psalm 31:14