Because Scott’s story is so long I am going to attempt to give the highlights of the last 19 years. I’m sure that many of you do not believe God intervenes in our lives to direct a specific outcome, but I do. If you don’t, that is okay because everyone has free will to believe as they choose.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and Army Medicine is taking this time to increase awareness about it. Watch this video to see Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho’s message to the soldiers about how the Army is leading the charge in care, education, and technology to treat those with traumatic brain injuries.
I have not done an update on Scott’s condition in a while now but when everything is the same day after day there doesn’t seem to be a reason.
About 3 weeks ago we had to take Scott to the Emergency Room because he began to run a very high temperature. When we arrived they did blood work and his white cell count was 55,000. Those of you in the medical field will understand this is very serious. For those of us not in the medical field it means he had a raging infection of the type that would kill many people.
Just a quick update on how Scott is doing, which is very well considering the weak condition of his body.
We are still in the weaning process to get him free of the ventilator. It is going to be a much longer process than I ever imagined. It is really a process of trial and error. We have to watch how his body is reacting to determine what to do next.