Monday, January 7, 2008

Brent is now in the operating room (7:10 AM), we were told for the last few days he would have both surgeries today, then yesterday we were told he was scheduled for left shoulder surgery. When we were in pre-op this morning Dr. Pait walked in indicating to us Brent was going to have the screw in his spine fixed. Dr. Pait knew nothing of the shoulder surgery.

We have been able to talk with Brent and keep him calm for the most part. He has said over and over how much he appreciated all those who have and are praying for him. He feels the comfort of those prayers, and knows that God is with him.

I'll update the blog as the surgery progresses and he proceeds thru recovery today.

Kathy and I can't thank you enough for your concern and prayers.

Pete & Kathyk

Update: 9:50 Am CST We walked out of Pre-op around 7:15 this morning thinking they were ready to wheel Brent into surgery. Just asked the front desk in the surgical waiting room, they didn't start the surgery till 9:08. Dr. Pait indicated the spine surgery would last around 2 hours.

Update: 10:50 AM
Dr. Pait just came to the waiting room--all went well with Brent's surgery. Dr. Pait was able to go in and reposition the screw, Brent's back is stable and he will be off all spinal precautions. He has been released by Neurology to Orthopedic to have his shoulder surgery. We do not know when the surgery to repair/replace his shoulder will take place.
Brent lost very little blood during the operation, and should be able to go back to his room in a few hours.

Kathy & I can not express to each of you how much your love and concern but most of all -- Prayers mean to us.


Loretta P. said...

Right now many of us are meditating and praying with you. We love you. Loretta Parrish

Anonymous said...

May God be with the doctors, nurses, and Brent through this surgery. Praying always...
Joe Bedwell

Anonymous said...

Praying for the team working on Brent this morning and for the family as they wait once again for results. Love, Jackie Hanegan

Anonymous said...

I am praying for Brent and his family now as he is in surgery. And for all the doctors, nurses, and others caring for him. I have not written, but you all have been in my prayers every day.
Jane Wiewora

PCollar said...

I pray to our Father, as our Saviour urges... "May this family, who is so weary and burdened, come to Jesus... take his yoke and receive his refreshment for their souls. And as they do they will learn of Your gentle and humble heart... and find relief, for Your yoke is easy and Your burden is light. Hold them close to you, Father. In Jesus' precious name. Amen"

Tad and Michelle said...

We are thankful Brent is able to undergo surgery today after fighting the infection. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with updates. We check several times a day for the latest. Praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

Brent can better stand the surgeries and pain when they are helping to rebuilt his future. The spine and shoulder surgery are the first steps to rebuilt him physically. Mentally and spiritually you are all tough.In the end it will be this toughness that will prevail. I pray for Brent to not only get stronger physically but also mentally to accept and work with whatever situation this accident leaves him in. simply a short step down a long road guided and by his faith.

Anonymous said...

Zane and I are praying together at home. We serve an awesome God and we are all confident that He is in your midst at this very moment. We love you so much and wish we could be up there with you right now. Paul will be praying on the road (with his eyes open, of course). Thanks for keeping us all posted.
The Takseys

Anonymous said...

Our prayer was answered when we ask God to be with Brent during this surgery. I wish I could be there with you, please know I will come any time that you want. I pray that Brent will grow stronger each day. Thank you for the blog, it is a ministry, we tell people that don't even know Brent to read the blog-through this you are sharing your faith with others. We love you,
Christy & Johnny

Kimberly said...

When I left you all I came back and prayed and I knew Brent was as you all said wrapped in the Lord's hands in the envelope of so many prayers.

With Love,


Anonymous said...

I have been keeping up daily with Brent's progress. Please know he is in my prayers and also my mom and dad's. God Bless your family and Thanks to God for all the blessings he keeps providing for Brent.

Lindsey Walden-Miller

Kathy said...

We are so happy to hear of the surgery results and pray that Brent will recover quickly from it and that he will soon have the shoulder replacement and that it will go well also. We love you all.
Robin, Kathy, and Christopher

Linda said...

We are so pleased that the spine surgery went well. Our prayers were answered. Thanks so much for keeping us undated through this blog. We will continue to hold Brent up in prayer as well as you guys. May God bless you.

Linda and Ronnie

debbie and jim said...

I woke up this morning praying for Brent and his back surgery. We are in constant prayer and have Brent on our prayer list at Heartland C of C. So thankful that all went well and now Brent will be able to have the next surgery for his shoulder. We love and miss you all. Amanda is coming soon. We wish you to know that we are with you in spirit. God is ever watchful and wants the best for his loved ones. In His Love, deb and jim

Lynnetta said...

How awesome... an answer to another prayer. I felt so good about the surgery today. I knew it was going to go well. Now we will pray for him to continue to be infection free and for his lungs to remain strong so that his shoulder surgery will be just as successful. We love you. Thanks for the updates. It means a lot on this end. Love Lynnetta and Benny

Amanda S said...

I have thought of Brent and his family several times today as I am in my office at UAMS. It is so wonderful to hear of the great news about how the surgery went. I will continue to keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you get to have the shoulder surgery soon. Keep fighting!
Amanda Slayton

Sharon said...

Kathy it was wonderful to hear your voice today. I am so thankful for the great news on the surgery! You, Pete and Brent are truly an inspiration to us all as you give God the glory.

Still praying and believing.

Mary said...

Thank God for the success of today's surgery. We have been praying for this surgery and for his shoulder surgery. We will continue to pray for his total recovery.

May God continue to bless you all and hold up your hands during this time of trial. Brent has a ton of people raising him up before God. How can he lose?

We love you all.

Don and Mary