Jan. 12th -Day 36
Yesterday, our family was able to tour Baptist Rehab, here in Little Rock. We were impressed with what we saw. At this point, we believe this is where Brent will have his initial rehab. We are still researching a few other locations to follow up on his rehab after Baptist.
Before the surgery on Friday, the doctors were able to give him a nerve block, numbing the left arm. The medicine used in the nerve block to alleviate pain wore off around midnight. Brent had a rough night due to the amount of pain he was in. He was able to get a different pain medicine later that night to help ease the pain.
This morning seemed to go well, although he is still in pain, he is able to manage it. The physical therapist was able to show us some exercises to work on his range of motion. We have begun working with the left shoulder that was repaired just yesterday. He is currently able to raise his arm aprox. 5 inches (measuring from the elbow).
During surgery yesterday Brent lost around 600 cc's of blood. He received two units of blood this evening. Thank you again to all that have donated blood in Brent's name. He continues to be amazed by how many of you came to support him. When he receives blood, he makes sure to tell his nurses about his wonderful friends that donated blood for him!
To all you that have come to visit Brent but were unable to see him, we apologize. We hope we have not offended anyone. This has been a tough week having had two major surgeries. The surgeries have worn Brent out, and his body needs rest. He loves to have visitors, you always seem to cheer him up. Brent has told us many times that he has the best friends in the world. We believe him. You all have made a big impact on us and have found a special place in our hearts.
Please continue to keep Brent in your prayers- he still has a long road ahead of him. Pray also for Pete and Bryan as they will be flying back to Florida Sunday morning. Thank you for your prayers.