Morning update on John.

For the first two updates, go here then here.

John will be transported from the hospital in Auburn to the hospital in Roseville at 10:30am California time.  He will immediately have an MRI, 4-6 hours after which, we should have results.

This MRI will provide answers that will guide the course of treatment.  If brain stem stroke is confirmed, Dot and the doctors start to consider the range of possibilities.  Hope is not lost.  John is 55, healthy, and this is not over.

The neurologist in Auburn has been described by my mom as very compassionate with extremely kind eyes.  He believes that John hears the conversations taking place in the room.  In fact, as he was doing a “pain test” on John, he said something along the lines of, “now John, I am sorry I have to do this, but when you get better you can return the favor.  I am happy to have you pinch me wherever I am pinching you.”  When he said that, John’s eyes seemed to really widen, like he understood.  And he did have some response to the pain.  The doctor asks that all conversations about treatment that might cause John worry or stress be had outside of his ear shot so as to let him focus on healing.

The neurologist is also stressing John’s need for rest.  With that in mind, it is important to keep visits to the hospital to a minimum if any at all.  Please check in with the family before coming.

Mom says that the Courtney’s spirits are steady and good.  Team Courtney is plugging along.

It is unknown whether John will stay in Roseville after the MRI or return to Auburn.  I will update you as soon as I have information.  For now, let us all wait for the Lord with great hope.

Psalm 130: 5-6

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.  My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning.

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5 responses to “Morning update on John.

  1. Dave and Chris Ryland

    The perfect verse to pray through “the watches of the night”. Though David and I are grieved with this terrible news, we know that all things are possible with our Lord Jesus Christ and won’t stop praying until John says, “ok,enough now”. We love you Dorothy, Andy, Lora and Melba.~ Dave and Chris Ryland

  2. The Woodards

    We are so grateful for this blog access. My husband, Wes works for John- he and the family are the *only* thing on our minds. Not wanting to keep calling the family but then not being able to stop my fingers from dialing…well this blog is so appreciated.
    I am in constant prayer for John and the family, and have every reason to trust that God will heal and restore John in every sense of the word.
    There are people all over the world praying for John as I have placed requests on many prayer chain sites. I’ll bet John can actually *feel* all the prayers streaming his way. I hope the family can too. If the family needs anything do not hesitate to call us.
    Love and prayers,
    Wes and Lorie Woodard

  3. Lorie–my fingers are doing the same! I have received a promise of information as available. I will pass it on to you as soon as I have it. Thank you for casting your prayer net! Blessings to you.

    Chelsea (John’s niece)

  4. Megan Sharpe

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I know what a sweet man John is. I also believe that the Lord is all knowing and capable of great things. Continue to stay strong and believe!!!!

  5. Karen Wright

    Dear Dorothy,

    So wonderful to see you last night, and be able to let you know how much you and John mean to so many in our community. Please know that at every moment of your day, someone is praying for you, John and your entire family. Your beautiful smile shines, though I know your heart is so heavy. You made us feel like we were guests in your home, reaching out in sincere hospitality, the way you always do. I felt God telling me that John was going to be healed, strong again and fine. I felt it so strongly. Last night, I was awake at 3:00 am and I of course thought of you and prayed for John. God spoke to me and reminded me that John IS going to be healed, whether it is her on earth or in heaven. He will be strong again, happy and restored. We pray that it is Gods will John is healed here with us. He looked so strong, still in his condition. We will continue to pray and wait upon the Lord. God is working in John and through John now, the way God does so incredibly. God is working in so many people now who are on there knees for all of you. I will pray for peace for you and your family, knowing that nothing can separate John from the love of God. If God does choose to open the door to heaven for John. He will be restored in the moment he steps through. There are some amazing politicians to be debated with in heaven : )). You are a strong and loving person…and you mean so much to so many big and little hearts! We are holding you up…and we love you all! xox