**CORRECTION** If John is transferred, it will be to Roseville, not Sacramento.
Also, we will make sure Dot and the rest of the family see all the sweet comments left here. I know they will be a great source of encouragement for them.
For as long as necessary, this blog is going to be a way to update those interested in John Courtney’s condition. I know Dot, Mamie, Lora and Andy are getting a lot of questions and this can be an avenue to inform people without their cell phones constantly blowing up. Our family is so grateful for the prayers on John’s behalf. We need them. Keep them coming. We believe James 5:16.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
I wrote about this first here.
So, here is the update. I apologize if my collection of facts is not in “doctor-speak.”
A second cat scan was done and nothing has changed. Both the first and second did not show much of anything. An EEG ruled out seizure activity. The doctors suspect a brain stem stroke but this can only be confirmed through an MRI. The MRI machine at the hospital in Auburn won’t fit him and would require the intubation tube to be removed. There is an MRI machine in Sacramento that could allow him to keep that tube in, which is needed to keep him from aspirating. He is breathing on his own but aspirating without the tube. So the next step is a transfer to Sacramento for an MRI. This would confirm the worst, but would allow the family to start making some decisions. He is less responsive today than he was yesterday. He is not squeezing hands, tracking with the eyes or doing anything to indicate that he is aware.
We are on our knees, praying that God would wake up John. I feel like if we could get some Obama speeches piped into his room, he might wake up, if only to set him straight. (Nothing against Obama, but John is not his biggest fan.)
We love this man. And we know that John has more living to do. Our God is big, and has overcome bigger obstacles than this in the past. We pray that He will heal John.