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08.13.10 Update

Over the last day or so Peter’s heart rate and respiration’s have been up. The nurses aren’t sure whether or not this is because he is in pain or just agitated. They kept him on the ventilator yesterday to help him rest. Peter is also still having fever issues, although it is somewhat better.

Here are the things you can pray for:

1) Pray for his continued recovery and healing. Pray that he will regain consciousness in the days ahead.

2) Pray for the new nursing staff and doctors that will be taking care of him in his new room. Pray that we will be able to establish good relationships with them and have good witnessing opportunities.

3) Pray that Peter’s infections will continue to go away.

4) Pray for our continued health and stamina in the days ahead.

5) Pray for our patience. We miss Pete and want him to wake up!

We are still establishing a routine with Peter, and doing physical therapy and brain exercises with him. Although Pete is now out of ICU, we are still working with the nurses to create the best possible environment in order to give Pete the greatest chance at recovery.

This brings us to the change in visiting hours. Since we have begun the process of working with Pete to establish surroundings that are familiar to him, we have been warned against giving Pete stimulation that might confuse him.

Because of this, and because we are wanting Peter to have the best possible chance of recovering, we are making some changes to the visiting process. Here are the new details:

Visiting hours will be everyday (Mon-Sun) from 4:00-6:00pm. The waiting room on the 4th floor is smaller, but the same layout as the one in ICU, so there will be places for people to sit and visit with whomever of the Helms family is available during those 2 hours. It is important that Peter is not left alone, for many reasons.

We appreciate the care everyone has shown in wanting to do what is best and most helpful to Peter, and also the extensive support we have received. Thank you for making this transition with us.

I have been asked what address to send cards to now that Peter has been moved. Here is the updated address:
1575 South Main
P3A Room #435
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Also, I apologize that one of the details I sent out in my previous message regarding the bank was wrong. Here is the new address for the bank (the details have also been posted on the “How to Help” Page):

Texas Exchange Bank
One Crowley Plaza
P.O. Box 605
Crowley, TX 76036-0605

For the family,

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  1. Jackie
    August 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler” (Psalms 91:4).

    Father God we pray for Peter today, we know no one has given up least of all you and we follow your
    lead, thank you for Peter’s life and his godly testimony to you.
    with broken hearts of love we pray for his healing today.

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