Jan. 11th, Day 35.
Brent was taken back to the O.R. just a few moments ago. We are getting a little too familiar with this routine. When walking into pre-op, many doctors were able to call Brent by name, showing their concern for him. I think the doctors might just favor him a little.:) Brent always greets the doctors when they come into his room, and makes sure to thank them when they leave.
The operation on his shoulder should begin around 8:00am. The Orthopedic surgeon expects the surgery to last at least 2 hours, probably longer depending on which procedure they perform. They will not know what they are working with until they are in the operating room. Please be in prayer that the doctors will be able to repair Brent's shoulder, instead of replacing it. We know that our Great Physician will be with Brent and guiding the surgeons hands. We will continue to update on the surgery as the day goes on.
Pete and Bryan will be flying out today around 9:00am, and should arrive in Little Rock around 1:00pm. Please pray that they will have a safe flight. Brent is looking forward to our family being together here with him.
Our family has an appointment with a local rehab center later today. We will be learning a little bit more about what the future has in store for Brent and what we can do to help him. We are asking that you pray for God to grant us wisdom to make the best decisions regarding Brent's rehabilitation.
Thank you all for your prayers and concern on Brent's behalf. He feels the comfort from those prayers.
The surgery started on the shoulder at 8:35am. We were informed just a few minutes ago that the surgery was going as planned. Whether or not they were able to repair the shoulder we are not sure yet- but we are taking the information as good news.
We were just able to talk to the doctor who performed Brent's surgery. Surgery is now over, it took just under two hours. Praise God! They were able to repair Brent's shoulder. The doctor was satisfied with what he saw when he went in to operate, and said it went as well as it could go. It will be six weeks minimum until he will be able to bear weight on his left shoulder. It will require extensive rehab to get the motion in the shoulder that we desire. We are very happy with news about the repair. Thank you for your prayers that you have lifted up on Brent's behalf this morning.
Psalm 28:6-7 Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy.The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.