To those of you who have prayed for my brother or sent emails with well wishes, THANK YOU. His condition has not changed much, but we do have a little more information. His heart is clear of any infection, as are all of his other vital organs. The Drs are performing a spinal tap today to see if perhaps he has meningitis. It has also been confirmed that he has suffered another stroke since he’s been in the hospital, but to what extent, we really aren’t sure. The Drs. are flummoxed as to how he could have come in with so many DIFFERENT problems, none of them seemingly related to one another. He did recognize my SIL yesterday and acknowledged her presence, as well as raising his hand when the nurse asked him to. He’s still in an incredible amount of pain because the toxins in his body are throughout his bloodstream, but the Drs. say that will decrease over the next few days as the antibiotics fight off the infection. We have been told he will be in the hospital for at least another 2-3 weeks, then he will be in rehab for an unknown period. He is expected to suffer some type of disability for the next year to year and a half.
That’s where we are at now. I’m struggling to keep up the homeschooling (we have missed two days this week!), but then I remember not to be so hard on myself – this is why we homeschool…rigid flexibility. I do not have to feel guilty. My eldest brother is driving in today to visit him at the hospital and so I need to get going on my day and get the kiddos fed, schooled, etc so I can meet him there.
Again, thank you for your prayers…but it’s not over yet, so if you think about us today, just say a prayer for Bob. 🙂