Rick had a good night and the doctor is testing the pressures in his brain again this morning. So far he is handling it well. Around 1:00 they will take him for a catscan. Doing a catscan while the bolt is clamped off will allow the doctors to see if certain channels in the brain are circulating the spinal fluid like it should. If it's not, Dr Reeves will take the bolt out and replace it with a shunt. He says the bolt is another possible source of infection and he would rather have a shunt in that is covered and drains into the stomach.
I was reading my Bible this morning and found a piece of paper I had written a quote on and stuck in there some time ago. It's a quote from the Rooster Cogburn movie, and when Katherine Hepburn says it at the end of the movie...it just reminded me of how I feel about Rick, so I wrote it down. I know this isn't word for word, and some of you cowboys may correct me, but this is the jist of it, "your a credit to the whole male sex, and I'm proud to have you for my friend".
The Lord is my rock, and I refuse to give up, be discouraged, or be negative. I BELIEVE!!!