Update on Scott – May 1, 2013

Gregory Scott Daniel

Update Gregory Scott DanielIt has been awhile since I have done an update on Scott but while I don’t have any good reasons, I have plenty of excuses.

Since Pam went to be with the Lord not a day goes by we don’t think of her.  We know she is better off, but as many of you know, it does not make it any easier for those of us left behind.

Scott is doing very well.  One of his nurses, Tracey, is determined to have Scott in a wheelchair and in the living room by Christmas day.  She is very determined and I would not bet against that happening.

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Scott Is Doing Fine – Sep 1, 2012

A Day of Care Giving – Gregory Scott Daniel

Being a Caregiver Gregory Scott DanielI am going to do this update a little different from previous updates.  Scott is doing just fine, or at least as well as can be expected but there may be some who are considering taking care of a loved one in the home or perhaps will have to make that decision in the future.  The following will give you some idea of what to expect.

 As you are probable aware, Scott suffers from a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).  Scott is on a ventilator 24/7 and is fed through a feeding tube (g-tube) going through his abdomen into the stomach.  Below is a list of things that have to be done.  I am beginning the list at 8:00 AM in the morning and going through the schedule for 24 hours.

Read more Scott Is Doing Fine – Sep 1, 2012

Delayed update on Scott – Aug 10, 2008

Re: Gregory Scott Daniel

Hi folks,

Sorry I have not been able to give you an update for some time.

On January 10, 2008 Scott went into the hospital with gallbladder problems. After several tests the Doctor decided the gallbladder had to be removed.

Right after the operation, while still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), his blood pressure began to drop and went to 50/45. All Scott’s internal organs went into shock and shut down. We were watching him dying. Read more Delayed update on Scott – Aug 10, 2008

Out of the Coma – Feb 7, 2008

Gregory Scott Daniel

Dear friends and family,

Scott is completely out of the coma.

I think this latest problem was caused by one of the blood transfusion they gave him after his surgery.

Something in the blood was wrong for Scott and his body started trying to reject it and caused a dangerous high white cell count. It did not start going down until I started giving him his nutrition again in his feeding tube. (with his doctor’s permission). I couldn’t give it to him before because of an inflamed pancreas.

His white cell count has gone from 49K down to 27K in five days. I am hoping it will be down to 22K or lower in the morning. It needs to be below 10k. Although he is completely out of the coma and is communicating, he is still very, very weak and swollen. The swelling has diminished some but he still probably still has 20-30 pounds of excess fluid.

Scott is improving a little each day. He is still not out of the woods yet but through God’s grace he soon will be.

From Scott’s story and this latest experience, you can see why I am such a believer in nutritional supplements building the immune system.

Sincerely,

Tommy Daniel

Update on Scott – Jan 24, 2008

Gregory Scott Daniel

Dear friends and family,

Thank you all for praying for Scott about his surgery. God answered your prayers more than you can even imagine. I asked you to pray for his operation and because God knows what is in your heart, your praying carried over to his second operation on the same day.

Scott’s gallbladder was removed Monday morning, Jan 20, 2008. After the surgery, his blood pressure was too low so they gave him 2 units of blood to get his blood pressure up. A few hours later his blood pressure dropped to a critical level of 50/45.

Read more Update on Scott – Jan 24, 2008

Scott, You are an Inspiration

Gregory Scott Daniel

Scott – you are truly an inspiration for so many. May you continue to become stronger each day. We would like to share a couple of scriptures that we personally lean on.

Psalm 46:1
“God is our refuge and strength
a very present help in trouble.”

Isaiah 40: 31
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength.
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Dad, Tommy.

Blessings

Frank and Deanna Margetts