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07.30.10

Today there has been no significant change in Peter’s condition. The pressure from the bleeding on his brain has increased significantly overnight and the staff are doing their best to keep that under control through the tube the doctors inserted into Peter’s head yesterday. Peter’s pupils have only been minimally responsive to light. At this point it is hard to tell if it is mostly due to the sedation he is under or his injuries. The neurosurgeon has encouraged us not to assume too much brain damage yet. Peter has injuries on the right side of his head near the temple, so it could be the optical nerves affected. It will be several days before we have any more conclusive information.

On Monday or Tuesday the doctors plan to try and get him conscious, but for now they are just trying to keep Peter stable through this critical time.

Prayers for physical strength would be greatly appreciated. We are all exhausted (especially mom who was here through the night and has gotten very little sleep). God has used so many people to encourage and strengthen us and we are so grateful.

We are sorrowful, yet hopeful because we know we serve a God who can make even dead men walk again. God has been faithful to us in the past, even in our unfaithfulness to him, and we know he will be faithful to us as we walk the road ahead.

Thank you for your prayers!

For the family,
Hope

“Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,’ even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.” Psalm 139: 7-12

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