Saturday, July 7, 2012

Rob’s story and current status

Amy asked me to put Rob’s status updates on the blog as a way of keeping everyone in touch with the situation.  ~Candi

On July 3rd, Rob took 6 of their kids swimming while Amy & Isaac went to Walmart to shop for their church’s 4th of July picnic.  He was showing them how to dive.  When he dove in, he hit his head on the bottom and was unresponsive.  Cade with the help of Ian, Tate and Cai were able to get him out of the pool while the little ones looked on.  Cade was able to get him breathing again before Amy and the paramedics arrived. 

He fractured his C5 vertebrate in his neck and is currently paralyzed from the neck down.  He has some movement in his arms and has some slight sensation when the doctor pricked his foot. 

This was the update from their pastor as of7/6:

Pastor Rob is doing well today. He should move out of TNCC into a regular room tomorrow. There is one piece of wonderful news. His status was upgraded from “complete” to “incomplete.” When the surgeon came out of the operating room on Tuesday night he told the family that Rob was considered “complete” meaning he was completely paralyzed; he had no feeling from about mid-chest down. He explained that statistically few of these cases ever show any significant improvement. When Pastor Rob was able to feel some sensation to sticking his foot yesterday they said he will now be considered “incomplete” (some feeling). These cases have greater statistical chance of improvement. Praise God!

There is no change in the use of his hands. He has arm movement but his fingers are still numb. Pray that God would grant the use of his hands.

Regarding the other prayer request from the last update about their decision of rehab centers they have decided to use the NeuroMedical Center here in Baton Rouge. It was a very difficult decision weighing the excellent reputation of Shepherd in Atlanta with what they have here. Their decision to stay here was based upon the needs of their young family as well as Pastor Rob’s commitment to his church and the large support group they have here. May God bless their decision.

Pray also for Amy. She has spent 3 nights on a wooden chair. She was finally allowed a pillow last night. Pray for her strength as she cares for her husband.

20 comments:

Me said...

Oh Amy, sending you lots of love & strength for you and your family. We are thinking of you, praying for you & hoping for a good outcome. ((hugs from far away))

Jess said...

I do not know you but I know your God and He is mighty in power! Praying for you now....

Mrs.L said...

I will pray for your dear family! May the Lord uphold you all!!

"As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; Isaiah 66:13

Mrs.L said...

I will pray for your dear family! May the Lord uphold you all!!

"As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; Isaiah 66:13

June Harris said...

Amy I don 't know you but you and your family will be in my prayers. Praying for Robs full recovery. Our God is powerful and I know he answers prayer. Have faith and hang in there.

Ann French said...

Chris called us last night with the news about Rob's accident. We are all very distressed about the family's situation and are praying that everything will go well for all of you. God bless and be with you during this tragic time.

Mish said...

I do not know you, but you are friends in Christ. I will be praying for your family. I just got out of hospital last week. Can someone bring Amy a garden chair that reclines? They are perfect for over night hospital guest sleeps, and can be folded in the morning to get out of the way of hospital personnel. Blessings to you all!

brenluvs2cook said...

Loving and heartfelt prayers being lifted on your families behalf.

The Munck Family said...

Our family continues to lift Rob and you all up to our Lord. May His hand of healing be upon Rob, and strength be given to each..also we pray each of you feel the Lord's love wrapped around you.



The Munck Family

Cynthia said...

Amy, I first met you a couple of years ago at a Thanksgiving kids gathering at the Lindsays. Since then, I have followed your blog off and on. I doubt you remember me, but I want to extend my blessings and prayers to you and your family. I'm praying for your husbands full recovery and strength for you during this trying time.

Kara Chupp said...

Praying for you and the whole crew...that you'll sense God's love in a deep way surrounding you...for healing...for strength...for the hurting hearts of your little ones.

Jackie Odom Smith said...

Just got an email from my sister who lives around the corner from your mom (I also lived there in High school) and I have lived in DS for 30 years. I wanted to tell you that I will be also be praying for your family. I join with the many others pounding heaven for healing.

Anonymous said...

Praying for God's will for your family. I have faith that He can heal if he chooses. But sometimes he has other plans. I know this because I have a friend who had a similar accident... and God has used him and his family in amazing ways. Here is his website: http://www.mi-made.com/mouthstick-creations Please understand, I send this as an encouragement, but I am also praying for strength and the peace that passes understanding. That you testimony will shine in front of the staff of the hospital.

Anonymous said...

Amy, I am praying for your precious family! The bigger the trial, the bigger the victory! Believing for complete healing!

Jodi tullier

Anonymous said...

Our family will be praying for yours.

A Family in Michigan

Anonymous said...

I have been praying for your family. God is able!



Amanda from VA
Homeschooling mother of 4

Cheryl Zeigler said...

Dear Amy and Rob, I pray for you without ceasing!! Rob, you are fearfully and wonderfully made and nothing is hidden from our Jehovah Rapha (Healer.) In Christ's love, Cheryl Zeigler

Anonymous said...

Dear Amy and Rob, I saw your link on a facebookpage. My son fractured his C5 and C6 in December and was paralyzed from chest down with some small movement in arms, no feeling or movement in hands or legs. He now has almost all feeling and is beginning to take steps! I would be happy to visit with you if you want to call . God bless you and your family,
Alice 903-738-6044

Anonymous said...

Dear Rob & Amy,

May the Lord always remind us to pray for y'all.. Hang on and recall to mind God's faithfulness; let us give thanks in everything.

Love,
Glenn & Belinda

8)(8 said...

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Su from Mariposa & Mommytography Days.