I know you waited 24 hours, but good things come to those who wait!! I will go straight to the point! Here is a message I got from Jeff's daughter with permission to share with you all.
"My father is a miracle. After his long operation yesterday, today he has been up and
walking around the ICU with no monitors connections. They removed his oxygen
and all he's working on are simple breathing exercises. They are currently managing his
pain levels. My dad does not show any signs or symptoms of deficits, which we were told
should be expected after a traumatic brain surgery such as my dad's resection of his
cavernous malformation. His major side effects prior to surgery were balance issues,
dizziness, lost of taste, and slurred speech when he was tired. Today he says he can feel
the pressure in his head has been removed. He's walking with strong signs of balance, no
dizziness, clear speech and his taste has improved. We're waiting on Dr. Spetzler to make
his rounds, but we know that he is going to be extremely pleased with my dad's results.
The power of prayer is extremely evident during this entire experience. God has shown
his work through Dr. Spetzler. We thank every single person personally and from the
bottom of our heart for their mass amount of prayers. We can feel all of our blessings and
love from right here in St. Joseph's Hospital Neuro Tower."
Ok let me grab a few more tissues.
*Toss previous tissues in garbage* (well not really, tossing next to me, like a
I have to thank you for reading my previous post, being touched by Jeff's
story and praying for him as you did. My post and the facebook prayer requests
reached over 1000 people all together.
In case you missed, Jeff lives in New York and made the trip to Phoenix, Arizona,
to have a cavernous malformation removed from his Thalamus, located right
brainstem and labeled as inoperable due to how close of the brainstem it is!
You did it again, Dr.Spetzler, you did it again.
|Dr.Spetzler holds the worldwide record of the most successful aneurysms "clipping" in the world. # 6000 as of last year.|
Jeff surgery was a success, but that does not mean you get to quit praying :) They
are working, so keep praying :) xoxo