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Prayer for Zac Chapman - family needs help

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Re: Prayer for Zac Chapman

Well, we had a great turnout at the "Zac Attack" benefit. Thank you to everyone, especially Becky, for their hard work. Haven't had much of a change in Zac's condition from earlier today. They have seen movement in his arms and legs. There was an episode of purposeful movement in Zac's right hand last night.
Zac appears to be attempting to open his eyes. There is some eye(ball) movement that is making the neurosurgeon wonder if Zac is having small seizures, so they will be doing another EEG tomorrow. His temp was 100.4 and his intracranial pressure was good. This is stressful for a family, so please pray for peace to abound.
As always, pray that God would continue to bring Zac back to us and that the healing process would continue to move forward. Thank you Lord for your love and goodness.
 
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Spoke with Zac's nurse after church. They performed the EEG to test for seizure activity, but since it's the weekend, we may not find the results out until tomorrow. Other than that, no change in his condition. Zac is on the vent at a rate of 6. They attempted to let him breath on his own last night, but he was unable to. I'll update again tonight. Keep praying!!!
 
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Spoke with Zac's evening shift nurse who stated that Zac got a haircut! Now, all of Zac's hair should be the same length...buzzed. Zac still wasn't able to breath on his own completely, so the vent. rate is 8. There are still no results of the EEG, but we should hear something tomorrow. His temp. is 99.
Still hoping soon in the future I will be able to report that Zac's eyes are open, or that he is having purposeful movement on a regular basis. We will all keep praying for that miracle healing!!! Thank you all so much for your love, concern, and prayers.
 

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:tab Sorry to have missed this thread for so long :doh: I will most certainly be praying for Zac and the family. We were in a similar situation with my father in law this spring. He had a massive seizure and spent a week in ICU in Houston. mostly comatose. Getting him off the ventilator was a long process. One thing though that really mattered to him was that we talked to him. He was not always able to respond, but later after he recovered, he recalled quite a bit and was grateful for our presence. I was fortunate to get the time off to stay with him the whole time and it was very stressful. We did a LOT of praying. He seems to have made a full recovery. God doesn't always answer in ways we want or expect, but I've learned to trust that He knows what He's doing. Zac is in good hands.

:tab Is there any kind of status on the fund raising effort?
 
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The latest update rings of good news! Thank you Jenny for the updates and your strength.

I'll do CMRA.
Thanks, I've got them all covered: http://bbs.125gp.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=123225#Post123225

There is a great fundraising effort to help with moving Zac down to Houston, but there is also a strong need to help his family with travel expenses to see Zac. As you know, Zac's mom and siblings are here in Texas, and it is incredibly difficult and expensive to fly up. If any of you have frequent flier miles that you could donate or use for tickets, please let me and Jenny know at your earliest convenience. If you would like to contribute to travel and hotel expenses, you can use a dedicated account for that:

American State Bank
Contact Person: Kimla
Ph.# 817-598-0045

I will help set up a dedicated Paypal account for the travel expenses. The immediate need is for about $1000 for travel/hotel to reunite Jenny with Zac. Please let me know if/how you could help.

Thanks!

Yuliya
 
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Yuliya, is there a way to paypal money for the travel expenses?
I'm working on it; let me talk to Jenny first. I'll be happy to give Jenny my personal check and use my verified account for Paypal but even though you and I are friends, many people here don't know me and may not be comfortable with that arrangement, so it would be best if it was set up directly for Jenny's own account. I will let you know as soon as i hear from her.
 
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Re: Prayer for Zac Chapman

I'm working on it; let me talk to Jenny first. I'll be happy to give Jenny my personal check and use my verified account for Paypal but even though you and I are friends, many people here don't know me and may not be comfortable with that arrangement, so it would be best if it was set up directly for Jenny's own account. I will let you know as soon as i hear from her.
I'll vouch for you Yuliya, you're great people and more than trustworthy. I loaned her a set of tire warmers a few years ago for Oak Hill and we'd never met. They were back to me the following week good as new.

Besides, if something happened, you could sue yourself. :rofl:
 
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Thanks, David, you are too kind. (I'm still cold just thinking about that 32F Oak Hill season opener..)

I got an email from Jenny, they do have a Paypal account tied to her checking that can be used. I will personally vouch that any donations will be used to offset $933 in travel expenses and future travel etc.

The email to use for Paypal donations is robertumbaugh @ att.net (delete spaces around @). If you can help in any other way with travel and accommodations, including by donating or using frequent flier miles for tickets, please contact Jenny directly to coordinate at eviltwin65 @ sbcglobal.net (delete spaces around @).

Every little bit helps. I'm a mom and I cannot imagine how incredibly hard it is to have to be away from my son in such circumstances; I hope we can help until Zac can get strong enough to return to Texas.
 
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Just got off the phone with the evening shift nurse. She read to me some of the EEG report, but we agreed that a neurosurgoen should give their interpretation to make sure of the meaning. I can say that there were no seizure patterns present. This is not necessarily a good thing.In a way, it would be better if Zac was having seizures, then that would explain why he isn't "coming out" of the coma more and they could give him more/different anti seizure medication that would hopefully stop them. Hope to be able to tell everyone more tomorrow about the EEG.
The vent. is at a rate of 6 and Zac is breathing 15-16. His temp. was 99.5 at its highest. The nurse did say that Zac was having movement in his legs, but not the arms tonight. He did react to a pinch in the neck/shoulder area by turning his head.
Therapy is coming in and moving his arms and legs so they don't get stiff. Of course, being a therapist myself, I can't help but do the same when I am there as well as making sure he is positioned well in the bed, etc.
I can't say thank you enough to everyone who came to the "Zac Attack" Benefit. It looks as if over $7000 was raised!! Please pray that guidance will be given in all decisions ahead, whether financial or medical. We must do what's best for Zac. Continue to pray for a complete recovery for Zac!! Love to all of you...
 
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Hang in there Jenny. I can't even begin to know the pain that you go through typing that so that we know what's going on.

Gods love with you girl.

Maverick
 
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Thank you Maverick. My heart aches being so far from him. At least I will get to see him again this weekend, and for his birthday on Monday, Sept. 7th.
Jenny,

Many of us are parents and know, or at least attempt to know, what you are going through.

If you weren't with him always, this thread would have been shorter than it is and we wouldn't be talking now.

When you are with him, I would ask one thing.

That you tell him that we are good, that we are here, and that we will never leave.

The fight for us is over, the fight for him has just begun.

From what I've known of and experienced of Zac, he's worrying right now about all of us, you, his dad, his friends.

He's worried about us and what burden this has been to us. Let him know that we accept, embrace and own this burden and it is no longer his to bear. It is ours.

Tell him that his task is to come back to us as soon as he can.

We'll be waiting.

Rest up brother, you'll need it after you get back home.

Maverick.
 
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Hi Jenny:

I have been keeping up with Zac's progress through this web site as well as Penny S. & Becky Z. via emal. I have also shared this site with them, as it is wonderful.

What can I say, but I can't imagine the range of emotions you must be going through. I am so sorry you & your family are going through this trial. My heart aches for you each time I read an update being good or bad.

Bobny & I want both you & Fred to know we are praying for God to bring back Zac to you and to give you both the strength and peace only he can give to see you through this tragedy in your lives.

God is in control, so lean on him.

Please tell Zac "Happy Birthday" for us. Who knows this may very well be his best birthday!!! Love, Nancy & Bobby Birth
 
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Just got off the phone with the evening shift nurse. Zac spiked a temp today of 103.5, but it is down to 100.8. His heart rate is higher, but she said that is not unusual with a temp. Zac hasn't been able to breathe on his own completely for a while now, but the vent is at a setting of 6 with Zac breathing 12-14.
She said that the "team" (team of dr's) wanted Zac's spinal fluid to be infection free and then they could do the shunt. His pnemonia has cleared up. Please continue in prayer for Zac that the Lord will heal him completely and restore him completely. Pray for us, the family, that we will always put Zac's needs first!!! Love and gratitude to all...
 
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I wanted to add something I forgot. Zac has not been moving his arms like he did that one time in a while. They are seeing leg movements however. It would be wonderful if he opened his eyes and had purposeful movements. We must continue to pray!!
 
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Jenny, all of Zac and Fred's friends and supporters at Moto Liberty are praying for Zac and thinking about him often. Don't feel as though you are going through this alone. Even when the weight of the world is on your shoulders, you are still in God's hands, so let him do the heavy lifting. Your family has been such a blessing to many in the racing community. We are hoping and praying for the best for all of you.
 
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Thank you Nathan. I just want to remind everyone about Zac's siblings. Jennifer,33, Julia,14, and Jake 13. Everyone is having a hard time with this and we all need prayers to get through this. Sometimes it seems as if only those involved in the racing are being mentioned, but I know it is only because people may not even be aware of Zac's sisters. I do not mean this in a bad way, just wanted everyone to know names for when they are lifted up in prayer. Much love and gratitude to all...
 
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Just got off the phone with the nurse. Zac has been keeping her busy tonight. Zac had a fever that reached 105.3. They cooled him off and now it is down to 101.3. Zac vomited twice as well. After hearing that, I was a little down, but then she told me that Zac had been breathing on his own since about 12:00 or 1:00! She did say that respiratory was in his room now and might be having to make changes.
As she said, "It's one step forward and two steps back sometimes." This is an emotional roller coaster and I wouldn't be able to make it without knowing our Lord and Savior was in control and that He loves Zac even more than I do. Julia and I will be flying out early Fri. morning to go see him. Continue in prayer for Zac and the family. God Bless...
 
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Thursday update:

Zac's temp was 98.8 today. He needed help from the vent to be able to breathe. They had to remove his pic line in his right arm to rule out infection. Because of this, they put an IV in his left arm.

Jenny and Julia leave bright and early tomorrow morning for VA. She hopes to use the computer at the hotel to make updates.
 
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Friday Sep. 4 updates:

Zac has had a rough day today. He has gone through 2 procedures. The first one was to put in a filter that is above his heart to prevent blood clots that were found in his right arm after his pic line was removed from traveling to places we don't want them to go. The ventricular drain that was in the right side of his head was not draining for some reason. They removed this one and put one in on the left side.

Zac is not breathing on his own today, the vent is doing it all. The movements that are in his legs are not purposeful movements, they are only reflex movements. This is one of those hard updates to give. Please everyone pray for Zac. He is in such need of prayer. I will try to get to a computer tomorrow to give another update. Love to you all...
 
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Updates from Saturday night Sep. 5:

Sitting here in the room with Zac and borrowing Alannah's laptop to give you an update. His temp is 99.5 with a fan blowing on him. The vent is set at 12 and he is not breathing any above the vent. He is having to endure the company of three women today! Poor thing, this may be overstimulation for him. Ha-ha. There is not much to report as far as changes. Keep the prayers coming for a miracle healing from God!!!!!!

The neurosurgeon has said that they may not put the shunt in now. Zac's pressures in the brain are low and there may be no need for the shunt. The team of Dr's make "grand rounds" on Tues. mornings and maybe a decision will be reached then about the shunt. If this is the case, then when Zac is stable enough, he could come to Texas to the LTAC in Ft. Worth.

The three of us (Alannah, Julia, and I) told Zac that he was pretty much a "couch potato" today, and that tomorrow he needs to show us some breathing above the vent. Today, the vent did all of his breathing for him. His temp was 99.7 when I left the hospital. Again, it seems to be a waiting game. I think it would be great if Zac does not need the shunt and he can come "home" to Texas.

Tomorrow we will celebrate Zac's birthday because we will not have time to do so on his actual birthday (Monday) because we will be flying home. Please continue in prayer for Zac. Nothing is impossible with God and I know that He loves him even more than I do!!!
 
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We have been thinking about Zac more than usual as today is his 20th birthday. Haven't seen any updates but hope there are positive changes. ZAC and the entire family are in our prayers.

Sheila & Amanda
 
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Julia, Alannah, and I all flew back today from Virginia. We agreed it was hard to leave, but hopefully Zac will be back in Texas soon. The latest on Zac is that he is having a hard time weaning off the vent (need for specific prayer). The longer that he is on the vent, the harder it will be weaning him off. He now has MRSA and we have to wear gowns and gloves when in his room.
He is on 3 different antibiotics for infection. The Dr's have not made a final decision about the shunt for Zac. He still has the 1 drain for excess spinal fluid which is showing low output and low intracranial pressure. They are concerned what will happen if/when that is removed. We will wait for their decision, but have told them it needs to be made as soon as possible.
If they decide he needs the shunt, then Zac has to be infection free. Many of you know that the longer you are in the hospital, the greater the risk for infection, especially if you are not up walking or moving around. This could take a while. If he does not need the shunt, then we are ready to take Zac somewhere else. At his current condition, Zac is not appropriate for the Shepherd Institute in Atlanta.
If he does not show improvement at this time, he will most likely come to the LTAC in Ft. Worth. We do pray for Zac's condition to improve to the point where he is restored completely!! Our family would like nothing more than for Zac to walk back in that hospital and tell those Dr's that he knows the Great Physician and they were wrong!!!
We pray for God's will to be done, but we do ask for full restoration for Zac. Please continue in prayer that Zac will be healed, and all the praise and glory would go to our Lord and Savior!!!
 
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Hi everyone,
This is Zac's dad (Fred) I've been following all your post for the past few weeks and want to thank you all for your Love, support and most of all of your fervant prayers. I haven't reponded til now because I'm usually on the phone about 5-6 hours out of the 13-16 hours i'm at his room with church members, family, my CMA chapter The Koinonia Riders (my close family) closeest friends (oh--did I forget to mention work-what little of my computer business is left) and there is something constantly going on between the neorosurgeons, trauma surgeons, respirtory & occupational therapist, nurses and all the trips downstairs to CT/MRI/angiography...etc. Jesus is my strength and my Salvation (Phil. 4:13).

current update:
Zac's temp has never been over 99.1 all day
Brain swelling has diminished and his ICP (pressure) hasn't been over 2 which is normal.
He raised his right hand again late tonight.
Respirtory lower the Ventilator breathing rate down to 10 around noon and he's still breathing above the vent at 11-14 (real good considering what he's been thru the past 5 days)
His white blood cell count went up 4000 since yesterday and so they have had him on vancomycin all day for the MRSA staff infection and will do another blood test in the morning and we'll see where it's at.
all other vitals are good.

I apologize to all of the people God has put in my, Zac and Jakes life over the some 42 years I've been in motorcycling. You truly have treated us like family and are proud to call you all "Freinds". I believe with all my heart that GOD brings everybody he wants us to come to know across our path (called Life) for a reason. I hope you know Zac well enough to know he doesn't just race because he loves racing, he loves the racing family (TMGP/CMRA/WERA/AMA) and everyone and thing to do with it. When we are loading up after an exhausting weekend and pulling out of the race track he always says to me, "Dad I wish the race week end wasn't over I wish it was longer".
He loves being with ya'll, he's always wanted ya'll to know his Saviour, the one he Loves and Loves him. That is our prayer, that this situation that God is walking with us thru might show someone out there how much God loves us and wants the same relationship with them that Zac has had since he was a little boy.
Keep up the prayers and know we appreciate your caring.
In Christ
Fred Chapman (track name "Zac's dad"):rider:
 
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Spoke with Zac's dad today. He said that the neurosurgeon has decided that Zac will need the shunt and there is a possibility that he could do this by the end of this week. When the Dr. puts in the shunt, he will also put back in the piece of Zac's skull that had to be removed in the beginning due to the swelling. Zac's temp and heart rate are good. He was able to breath some over the vent last night, but not today.
If Zac could get the shunt put in soon before anything else has a chance to happen, this would be good. We pray for Zac to stay stable and to only show improvement. We pray that the surgery to put in the shunt will go well and without any complications. We pray that Zac will recover quickly from the surgery and that he can be transported to the place that is best for him at this time.
We pray for everyone involved in Zac's care that they would use their skills to take care of him and provide the best care possible. We pray for God to continue to walk beside Zac as well as his family and friends. We pray for a miracle and we ask it all in the name of Jesus knowing that He can do anything!!!! Amen
 
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The neurosurgeon has scheduled Zac's surgery for 1:30 on Friday. (That's 12:30 our time)They have decided to just insert the shunt and not put back in the piece of Zac's skull that had been removed due to swelling. They do not want to increase the risk of infection by doing that at the same time.
There has been an overwhelming response to the sale of Zac T-shirts. Alannah has graciously accepted the responsibility of taking orders for these. I want to say that the price for an XL shirt is $17 compared to other sizes at $15. There may be a slight delay on getting these to you as another order had to be placed!!!
Her email address is lannah@rocketmail.com Please contact her if you want T-shirts. Those of you that have already emailed me, I will forward your request. If she has to ship the shirts, there may be extra charge for shipping. Please continue to pray for Zac and his upcoming surgery. Much love to you all...
 
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Jenny/Fred,

Our thoughts, prayers, hopes and dreams are with you now and always.

God has a plan, would be nice if he shared it but he has one.

We are here as much for you as we are for him.

Maverick
 

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There has been an overwhelming response to the sale of Zac T-shirts. Alannah has graciously accepted the responsibility of taking orders for these. I want to say that the price for an XL shirt is $17 compared to other sizes at $15. There may be a slight delay on getting these to you as another order had to be placed!!!

Her email address is lannah@rocketmail.com Please contact her if you want T-shirts. Those of you that have already emailed me, I will forward your request. If she has to ship the shirts, there may be extra charge for shipping. Please continue to pray for Zac and his upcoming surgery. Much love to you all...
Got pics of the shirts?
 
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Just got off the phone with the night nurse and Zac's surgery has been bumped up to the first surgery at 7:15 a.m. Virginia time. That is 6:15 a.m. Texas time. I would ask that everyone pray for the surgery to go well. This is the surgery to put in the shunt.
There is also a serious need for prayer regarding where Zac will be transferred to when he is ready. His ins. is not wanting to pay for him to go to Sheperd in Atlanta, but we are in the beginning stages of getting approval. The LTAC in Ft. Worth has now stated that they will not accept him as a patient.
I am believing this is happening for a reason and trusting that the Lord knows what is best for Zac and is directing us down the right path. I would rather Zac be in another state and being well taken care of then have to be sent to a nursing home here close to us. Please help us in our earnest prayers for Zac and his complete recovery!!!
 
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Zac made it through his surgery fine. They only put in the shunt and have decided to wait to put in the piece of skull that had to be removed due to swelling. He was of course sedated for this, and so we knew yesterday was a day of rest and recovery for him.
Today I spoke with his sister Jennifer who is there this weekend and she said that Zac's vent is set at 12 and he is only breathing 12. This is decreased from 14 where they have had him lately. I know that they would not do that unless his carbon dioxide levels had improved.
I would ask for specific prayer that Zac could wean off the vent. If he could do this, there would be more places that might accept him as a patient when he can come home to Texas. Also pray that the Lord will guide us toward which facitlity is best for Zac when the time comes for him to be discharged from the hospital in Virginia.
It is hard to be so far away from him for many reasons. I do know that he is getting good care where he is and that makes it (almost) bearable. I miss him so much and know that the Lord knows this too. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thine ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths" Prov. 3:5-6.
 
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Talked to Zac's evening shift nurse. He said that they have started giving Zac caffeine to help wean him off the vent. He said that when they lowered his vent setting to 12 breaths per minute that his carbon dioxide level increased above normal. So, they will not be able to lower it more until his CO2 levels improve. Zac had a bout with vomiting again this afternoon, they are not sure what caused that to happen.
I discussed with his nurse getting Zac up in a chair and out of bed. He said this could be a possibility in the ICU setting. Being a therapist, I think this could only be a good thing. We will see if it happens. Zac's temp is 100.8, that seems about normal for him at night. Keep praying for him to be weaned off the vent. All things are possible with God!!!
 
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Still checking into the forum and praying for Zac. Fred, thanks for the picture of Zac you sent to Bobby's cell. We are on a short trip (PK Lake this week), but have our lap top to check in on.

Bobby & Nancy
 
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Zac got to sit in a recliner today! The staff transferred Zac from the bed into a recliner and he sat up for quite a while today. I spoke with Fred about how Zac did as far as weaning off the vent and he said he did not do too well today. Please keep praying that Zac can wean off the vent.Fred said that the staff plans on getting Zac out of bed every day. Zac may be having some sort of an issue with his feeding tube. For some reason it appears that he may not be digesting the tube feeding well. The medical staff will be monitoring this situation to see if his feeding tube needs to be placed in a location past his stomach.
Zac's older sister and younger brother were able to visit him over the weekend. Please pray that God will continue to supply all of our needs for those of us that have to travel to go see Zac. Thank you all for your continued prayers for the complete recovery and full restoration of our beloved Zac!!!
 

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:tab Thank you for the updates. Also, thanks for the specific prayer requests. I know getting him off the vent is a huge deal and I will be praying for that in particular, as well as the continued general prayers for patience, strength, endurance, and faith for all involved.
 
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Spoke to Fred this morning and when he got to the hospital they had moved Zac out of the ICU into another area that is called PICU. (progressive ICU) He is still on the vent and has not had a significant change in his overall condition. I will call again and give another update tonight. Keep the prayers coming for our Zac!!!!
 
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Zac's transition into the PCU (just progressive care unit) was a little bumpy, but hopefully things will only get better from here. The ratio of patients to a nurse is higher here, 5:1, whereas in the ICU it was 2:1. It was difficult to talk to his nurse as she was very busy.
Zac got a better fitting neck brace today. Fred said they are to deliver his helmet tomorrow which is to protect the area where his skull was removed. They felt it was better not to get him up in a chair today until his helmet arrives. They will do a CT scan in a couple of days to make sure the shunt is working as it should.
They have held his tube feeding since yesterday afternoon. For some reason his body is not digesting it well; we will see what decision is made about that. There has been no progress in weaning off the vent. As you can see, Zac is still in need of prayer. Please continue to pray for Zac.
Father, we ask that you would continue to heal Zac's body. Please help him to receive good care in the PCU, and may the nursing staff come to love and care for him as all of us do. Your word says "Ask, and it shall be given you..." I ask for you to fully restore Zac so that he may continue to be a witness for you here on earth. Help him wean off the vent and continue to get better with each passing day. Amen
 
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