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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/4/2005 5:38:58 PM EDT
Update on your cousin ?
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 4:22:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 5:17:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BookHound:
William has made some great progress in just the last few days.

Last Thursday they tried to replace the piece of skull removed to allow Will's brain room to swell. When they got him in the surgical theatre they decided to hold off on the surgery. Kind of seemed like a little setback. Then they tried to remove him from the respirator and found he wasn’t able to breathe on his own yet.

Finally we were told he had an infection in his lungs that was troubling the doctors and also still had a high fever.

It was not the best of news, but he was holding his own.

Friday and Saturday were more of the same. No real changes.

Then Sunday morning they again tried to remove the respirator. This time William was doing great without it, so they left it off. A couple hours later his temperature was nearly normal and his lungs were clearing up. He even started to move his right arm and leg.

Last night he ate his first food since the accident. They are talking about moving him sometime this week to the Sheppard (IIRC; sp?) clinic over by Piedmont Hospital. It is a longer-term rehab therapy center.

Right now things are looking much better. We did find out that part of his brain was removed in one of the first surgeries. This was the front part that controls speech, memory and behavior/personality. Only time will tell.


Thanks much for all thoughts and prayers. This has been a very difficult time for our family.

Mark



Great news Book.

ARH

Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:10:18 AM EDT
We will continue to say our prayers for your cousin and your family.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:16:03 AM EDT
I've been afraid to ask. Glad to hear he is doing better. We'll keep ya'll in our prayers.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 12:25:03 PM EDT
I hope all continues to go well, my friend.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 12:26:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 12:56:32 PM EDT
More prayers sent!
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 5:16:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 5:17:43 PM EDT
I wil say prayers for him and the family.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 3:38:21 AM EDT
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