Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bill Update

This morning I got a call from my mom between flights and she heard that he wouldn't need surgery, praise Jesus, but it's three broken vertibrae in his lower back. He'll need to be in a brace for 3 months.
And just now, I talked to my dad!! It was great to hear his voice. His pain is down to a 5 (which I imagine still sucks, but has to be a lot better than a 10!) and they've got him all fitted up with the back brace. He's going in for an x-ray soon to see how the brace is affecting the broken vertebrae. He still doesn't know when they'll let him come home. He hasn't gotten out of bed yet and just got his first meal- mmmmmm hospital food! And he said he was aware of everything the whole time- boy, that had to be terrible.
Anyway, I'm relieved- it could have been so much worse. Thank you all for your prayers- they really work!


Jacki R. said...

(Speechless) Thank God he is doing okay! For a father to admit his pain is a 10 out of 10 means he is really, really hurting - don't you think?! Wow, 250 mph, it doesn't seem a human should be able to go that fast. More prayers to your dad, Brianne! I know you'll let us know when he's able to get home. Thanks for the update!

The Boggs Family said...

Thanks for the update. Wow! 250 mph is just slightly fast. So glad his pain is better. As as nurse I hate it when my patients are in pain, especially that much. Keep us updated!