Monday, January 05, 2009

Please pray for us

For those of you who didn't know, Kerri has been in the midst of a medical emergency the past 24 hours.  We figured the best way to keep you up to date and let you know how to pray, would be to post updates to our blog.  Below is all of the information that we know to date.  We'll use this post to keep you up to date with what is going on.  Please be in prayer for Kerri and our family.

3:00 AM:
Last night, Kerri and I ended up going to the emergency room at 11:00 pm. Kerri has had a headache for the past four days and tonight started experiencing other symptoms. She has lost partial control of her left arm and has at times lost motor control of her right leg.  Initial CAT scans revealed that she had a small amount of bleeding on the brain. They have scheduled an MRI tomorrow morning to do some further investigation before deciding on treatment options. Best case scenario, it fixes itself with no treatment. 

2:00 PM:
Kerri had her MRI.  We are awaiting the results.  During the MRI, her whole body went numb and her headache has gotten worse.

7:30 PM
The doctors have told us that Kerri has a blood clot on the outside of her brain right at the top of her head.  We're waiting on the specialist to provide a plan of treatment.

9:30 PM:
The specialist came by and looked at Kerri's tests.  He has told us that it can be treated without surgery.  She has started taking a blood thinner that should break the clot up and allow it to be absorbed into her body.  He informed us that she will be here for the next several days for observation and another MRI.  All signs point to this being able to be treated with little to no long term effects.


Carrie said...

Hi Brent and Kerri,

Just read your blog and praying for ya'll.

Carrie Armstrong

Derek and Kristin Dearth said...

Hey Brent and Kerri,

We are praying for you as you go through this time and are thankful that God orchestrated all this to happen while State-side.

Take care,
Derek and Kristin Dearth

Christy said...

Such an unbelievable and scary thing! Thinking of and praying for you all - thanks for the updates.