Today they are checking for cognitive, phsyical, and speech defecits & are finding nothing. So far, they've found no deficiencies...dad even remembered his computer passwords, which is more than I can say for myself in even the healthiest state.
He is very groggy from pain medication and is having trouble getting comfortable. We are reminding him that he's in the hospital and things are just a little different from home. They will continue to monitor his brain for vassel (sp?) spasms using a doppler device (like an ultrasound). Some amount of spasms are normal, but they are expected to peak between 4-7 days, so he'll be in the Trauma ICU until at least Monday.
Notably, all doctors and nurses are saying dad's situation is absolutely exceptional. Dr. Bidiwala (the neurosurgeon) said that he has only had 3 other cases where they thought it was an anuerysm and wasn't...and he drains brains like plumbers unclog toilets. Every single medical professional who visits with dad can't help but see God's miraculous healing because they lack medical explanation for his condition.
We so appreciate your prayers and love. Dad is overwhelmed with all of the people expressing care for him. He couldn't believe all the people we'd had contact with and he also couldn't believe he'd told us to call everyone. "Really," he said, "I told you to call all those people?"
We are currently camped out at Fort Galanos in the Baylor ICU lobby, googling Dad's doctors (so far, they're all legit) and medical terms. Mom has been amazingly (but not surprisingly) steady with peace that comes from knowing God.
We'd love to share your thoughts, prayers, verses you've been praying, etc. with dad, so feel free to post them on this site or shoot us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Mom isn't really home to check her email, so contacing me or kari (email@example.com) might be best.
Our prayer and promise from Isaiah: Isaiah 41:10 "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
We love you and thank God for you!
Carla, Nicole, Brad, Mark & Kari...for Chris