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.