Family and friends of Rick Kieschnick continue to pray for a miraculous healing for Rick, strength, peace, and comfort for Crystal, Riley, Cade and the entire families of these dear loved ones.
Rick suffered a severe head injury Saturday, June 20th around 7:30 pm at the Ranch Rodeo in Quanah during the mugging event; a steer went under the front legs of his horse causing him to hit forehead first on the ground as the horse went down and landed on Rick....he has not regained consciousness since the fall, but we know it is just a matter of time as he has a lot of rest and healing to do first and we know everything is in God's time, until then we will continue to lift him and his family before the Throne and intercede on their behalf for healing, patience, and comfort that only comes from Jesus.
The first miracle is that Rick suffered no broken bones or internal injuries from the horse itself...
Everyone says with a smile that he is hard headed....it's a good thing after that fall. He appears so peaceful laying in the hospital bed...
A shunt/stint (please forgive me for not using correct medical terminology throughout this blog) was put in the top back part of his head to drain blood off his brain and reduce pressure...In the beginning it did not seem like the doctors were giving a lot of hope in the middle of the night......as word spread the power of prayer was set in motion and we are now pass the 72 hr mark...thank you Lord...The neuro/trama surgeon himself said it was in God's hands and the Word says WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE...Matt: 19:26...the good news was his eyes were not dilated, (something to do with the brain stem functioning) and the pressure was staying well below 25, HOPE was set in motion..
Sunday afternoon Crystal got Rick to flinch his feet up after "tickling" them the way he doesn't like for her to....and then Daddy's girl showed up, every time Riley went in to see him his heart rate would speed up on the monitors, thus indicating he was responding. The medical team made the decision to sedate him with medicine on Monday so they could take control of his sedation as well as administer pain meds as he had not been given any since the accident.
A successful tracheotomy took place Monday only to discover Tuesday am he was coming down with pneumonia...another miracle occurred as of Wednesday pm in that the pneumonia is not a concern anymore. The doctors told Crystal they wanted a boring day Monday (an uneventful day of rest) which was granted. They planned to do a CAT Scan and try to bring him out of his medicine induced sedation Tuesday but that was delayed until Wed. due to the dr. being in surgery most of the day.
A lot of praying, waiting, pacing, praying, talking, thinking, praying has taken place in the past four days...another miracle to report today is that his CAT-Scan was markedly improved from three days ago... Rick is off of anesthetic sedation tonight as he did not become agitated or appear in pain throughout the day, they began weaning the meds around 10:30 am and finished by 4pm...according to Crystal he responded to some of the responsive tests they did Wednesday....I know she is so anxious for him to open his eyes and wink at her, it will happen soon. Let's all agree in prayer and believe that Rick will squeeze her hand and assure her that he is coming back in full form.
Many thanks to all of you prayer warriors from Crystal and their families....prayer and the body of Christ will continue to carry them through this detour in their lives....every moment is a precious gift, love and hug those you love today...God Bless You and yours and we will do our best to keep you updated....KEEP PRAYING, it's working.