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10.25.10 – Update

It has been so nice to have Peter home with us. We have put Peter’s hospital bed in the living room so that he can be apart of our family activities and hear familiar sounds that might stimulate brain activity. Just this past week we celebrated Caleb’s birthday, and we will be celebrating two more birthdays this week there in the living room with him.

Recently we received great encouragement from a story we heard about a young man who ran into a wall at 100 mph on a motorcycle. Almost all he could do for a year was look around with his eyes, but after that year he became ready for rehab. He is now walking short distances, talking some, texting, has a facebook, and more recovery is happening currently. We were told by a doctor that that they are already seeing more responsiveness in Peter than they did with that young man at the same point. It gave us a lot of hope.

Since being home, Peter has been able to follow objects with his eyes more (although not consistently), and has been doing better with his oral secretions by swallowing more. We try to utilize the things we learned at Baylor by doing things with Pete that will stimulate his brain. When we do actions with him that simulate what used to be familiar body movements, it is supposed to help his brain make new connections and, in time, send those signals on its own.

We still have a long road ahead of us, but we are so thankful for God’s grace and the encouragement and prayers you all have given us. Thank you to everyone who has been helping in various ways and even brought meals to us since we’ve been home. They have been such a blessing.

Here are the things you can pray for:

1) Continue to pray for healing in Peter’s brain and that he would be able to come to the next level of consciousness where he is able to respond consistently to simple commands.

2) Pray that God would protect Pete from infection or pneumonia.

3) Pray that we would have the energy and ability to apply all that we learned at Baylor.

4) Pray that Peter’s secretions would clear up. He still has the trach, and the congestion makes it more difficult to care for him and increases the risk of infection when we suction the trach.

5) Along with the prayer request above, you can also pray that soon Pete will be trach free. It would be a great blessing and so much more comfortable for Pete!

6) Pray for the family as we care for Peter 24/7. We need strength, good health, and good rest.

For the family,
Hope

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  1. October 30, 2010 at 1:42 am

    PRAYING for God’s strength to become Peter’s recovery…

  2. October 31, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    The world is desperately seeking someone to follow. That they will follow someone is certain, but will that person be one who knows the way of Christ….may God ..who is bigger than all of us and our problems….continue using you through Peter’s accident. you glorify God and speaking thru Perter is great encouragment to all of us.! You put faces to the pain and suffering while putting the love of Jesus into hearts…one day …we will see how many lives were saved as God gives
    you comfort and hope. God is faithful and we will keep praying. don’t stop….its
    reaching many.

    thanks

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