MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012 6:57 PM, CDT
Thank you, God –
That Matt was running with friends yesterday and not alone somewhere… such a quick reaction time was crucial.
That Matt was running WHERE he was running (that silly brew to brew…) that ensured his ambulance ride brought him here to KU Med.
For Dr. Reeves – who performed the emergency procedure yesterday to remove the blockage – who told us he was praying for Matt today when he made his post-op visit. For his assistant (Courtney) today, who just HAPPENED to be married to one of Vicki’s former students.
For Dr. Lele– part of the emergency craniectomy yesterday, who came in today (ON HIS FIRST DAY OFF OF 24/7 ONCALL DUTY) to check on Matt’s progress. Thank you that he said (imagine the accent) “GOOD job, Matt!”
For Dr. Strom – critical care physician who came (with a caring manner) to talk with Molly and has been down this road with his three year old son.
For Matt’s day nurse today – an acquaintance who prayed for Matt yesterday via facebook and requested to be his nurse today when she reported for duty. They seem to be sweet on Matt – they called him “quite cooperative.” (That’s high praise from a nurse)
For space-age cooling wet suits – (technical term) that have successfully lowered Matt’s temp and will continue to do so for awhile to help with the swelling.
For a lunch date dance party for Molly and Harper – rejuvenation for the Nagel girls.
For steadier blood pressure – which has allowed them to safely sedate him a little further, for his comfort.
For the pastors of our church held a prayer session on Matt’s behalf. Molly was very grateful for everyone who came and prayed for Matt at 4 pm – while Matt’s inter-cranial pressure dropped to 22. !
For the prayers so many people have offered up in the last 36 hours since we have been here.
For a friend of a friend who “happens” to be a neuroradiologist HERE and is working “extra hard” on Matt’s case.
For emails today from staff and relatives of staff here at the Med Center, willing to help and offering resources.
For Matt’s new nephew, Asher – born healthy yesterday across the country.
“We have a long ways to go towards recovery,
and much is uncertain,
but in these moments,
for these things,
we are thankful.