Monday, July 26, 2010

Prayers Please!

We received a call on Saturday afternoon that my dad was in ER for head trauma. He was stepping out of the car and fell and hit his head- pretty severly.

He is in ICU in Harborview Medical Center (thankfully, one of the best head trauma hospitals on the west coast) with bruising to both frontal lobes, swelling and bleeding in the brain. He is currently intubated to give his body a break while his brain tries to heal, but we are touch and go right now.

Brynna and I flew to Seattle yesterday and Batman will hopefully join us later this week.

It's been a very rough last few days and hours.

We spoke with the neurologist this morning and while his "life" prognosis is good (they don't think he will die fromt his injuries) they are uncertain about the long and short term effects. They assume he will have lost his sense of smell and taste (as this is typical with this type of injury) and that he will need extensive speech and physical therapy. But all of this is really just speculation until he is conscious.

Please keep him and our family in your prayers and thoughts.

I will update when I can.

15 comments:

Marie said...

just said a prayer and will try to say lots more.

Andrea said...

You, your dad and your family are in my prayers! I believe in miracles and really hope your dad comes out of this better than expected.

~*JaYmE*~ said...

Oh gesh I'm sorry. I'll be praying for your dad.

Rikki said...

We will be praying for him! Please keep us posted on his condition.
(((HUGS)))

Iris Savea said...

oh my gosh, i'm sorry! I am keeping your family in my thoughts. Sending positive thoughts your way!

lifeofaleo said...

oh Tiff I am SOO sorry to hear this =( sending you nothing but get well vibes, I hope he recovers soon, keep us updated as you can. ((((HUGS)))

Ella said...

Oh T, I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll be thinking and praying for him and for your whole family to get through this. (((HUGS)))

someday-soon said...

I'm so sorry T! Lots of positive thoughts and {{{HUGs}}} for you and your family.

Sarah said...

Praying for you and your family. I am so sorry.

Kari said...

Oh my goodness! That is terrible! Your family is in my prayers! Please keep us updated!

Sarah said...

I am praying for you.

Elizabeth said...

Hoping for a speedy recovery! *prayers*

Jen said...

I've been thinking about you and your family. I really hope that everything turns out ok!

Kitty said...

Sending you lots of prayers and Hugs! I'm so sorry to hear about your dad! Hang in there and think positive!!!
Kitty

Suzie Homemaker said...

You're family is in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your dad is ok!!!