Tuesday, June 30, 2009

DAY 10

Dr. Mercer came in this morning and nothing that Dr. Reeves says has changed what he believes. I guess we already knew what Dr. Reeves was going to say, it's just hard to hear it again. Dr Reeves looks at everything as a statistic, and statistics aren't in Rick's favor...but that's ok because how many of the patients in those statitics are Rick? Zero...there's noone else like him and I will keep believing that he will beat the odds. I read Jeremiah 29:11 (thanks Sammie for recommending that one)...GOD HAS A PLAN.

Physical therapy came in this morning and said that Rick was resisting him with his right arm. The lung x-rays look better and they are weaning him off the vent. ALL POSITIVES!!!

Jo Sammons from Seymour called last night with alot of encouragement. Her son was hurt in a pole vaulting accident several years ago. He was treated by the same 2 drs that are treating Rick and although it took some time, he is fine today.

Please keep praying.



  1. CRYSTAL, You and your family are in Eric and I prayers. Keep the faith, God always prevails.

    Chy Waters
    Waurika, OK

  2. I was involved in a car wreck 6 1/2 years ago and had a traumatic brain injury among other injuries. Dr. Mercer was my doctor for the time I was in the Wichita hospital. According to the statistics you speak of, I am not supposed to be here today. But I am. Prayers do miraculous things. Do not lose your faith. My prayers are with you.

  3. Crystal, my daddy was paralyzed from the neck down in 91. They said he'd never walk again...well we were ahorseback just the other day and he gets around great. All of us here in Parker Co. are praying for you guys.

    Hang in there ~

  4. What a wonderful thing to hear that they are going to try to wean him from his vent! My daughter had a hypoxic brain injury at birth and even though she is trached and vented at home at age 4 now, she is a little miracle in herself. She shouldn't be here either, but she is. So I believe miracles happen, I see one everytime I look at her.

    I understand vents, since we deal with one daily, and trying to wean is a very big deal and a step in the right direction. I was so happy to read that today!

    I have a feeling Rick will prove the doctors wrong, you can't keep a cowboy down for long. It is going to be a hard road, people usually don't mention that part they just say "he will get a miracle" but it will be a hard road too, but Rick is a tough man from what I hear. The road will be long and rough, but you will welcome the chance to get to take it together with Rick and get him back to who he was.

    I have been praying several times a day for Rick. He and I have some of the same family, and even though I have never met him, he feels like family to me too. God Bless him and his family.

    Lori Richards
    (Linda Cochran's niece)

  5. Crystal and Family,

    Please know that you are in our prayers and I think about y'all often during the day. I don't know Rick, but from what I've heard through the years and from following your blog--there is no doubt in my mind that he will come out of this just like his old self. I have seen many miracles performed by God and truly do believe in the power of prayer.

    Sunday McAdams (Portwood)

  6. So good to hear the good news!! Getting rid of the vent is a huge step. That is such a great and positive sign. Just like you said in a previous post, it just takes time. Prayers are answered, and there are SO MANY people praying for Rick's healing. IT will happen. We love you!
    Kelly, Reno, Alyssa and Morgan

  7. Yes, Crystal, God does have a plan. Your faith is evident and God is a merciful and loving God. We continue to pray not only for Rick but for your strength as well. Hang in there. Love, Nored and Shauna