Brent has been in a lot of pain since the spinal surgery, the pain medication (Morphine) was set so he could push a button every ten minutes--that hasn't been enough and was dropped to every six minutes. After about three hours, that still wouldn't take care of his pain. He was given a shot of "Toradol" and that seems to have worked--for now.
Kathy is going to spend the night with him, he wakes frightened at times. Once the nurses get to know him, and he gets use to them, things seem to go better. We have been blessed to have really good nurses and techs!
I need to return to work, so I will be flying over to Georgia tomorrow early afternoon, then down to Florida on Wednesday. Our daughter Amanda is flying back to Little Rock on the 10th and will stay for about a week--don't know what we would do without our kids! I am going to try to get back up on Friday and hopefully, bring Brent's brother Bryan with me. Brent's birthday is the 17th, so we may try to celebrate it a few days early!
Several have asked our plans for the upcoming weeks/months. I will be traveling home and working during the week, hopefully returning for long weekends. Kathy isn't working, so she will be able to stay in Little Rock with Brent most of the time.
Again, our family would like to thank everyone who has been praying for Brent, we know without a doubt that God has and will continue to answer our prayers! We stop and thank him for all his blessings He is showering on our family everyday!
Thank you to all those who continually stop by the hospital and support Brent--even when they can't get in to see him!
Pete & Kathy