Saturday, October 2, 2010

UPDATE ON JACK

(post from Terri via phone call from Teresa @ 5:00 pm Oct. 2, 2010)

We made it to Dallas in record time -- about 2 hours. Jack is in critical condition and it has been confirmed he did have a stroke.  His blood pressure is elevated, kidney and heart function are not at normal levels, and he cannot move on his left side.  They are getting ready to do a cat scan of his brain to see if there are any blockages and if so he may be taken to surgery to correct it.

Jack was the driver for a bus trip and was at the hotel in Waxahachie, Texas. When he didn't come down for the 10:30 am departure this morning, they checked his room and found him on the floor. He was airlifted to Baylor Medical Center from there mainly because the hospital in Waxahachie did not have the clot-dissolving drug they thought he would get.  But as it turns out Jack was not able to get the drug because it has to be giving within a 4 hour window and they were not sure of how long it had been since he had the stroke.

Thanks to everyone for your prayers -- I've been overwhelmed with love and concern from many of you my friends, but I have not been able to answer calls or texts as you can imagine.  I will be calling Terri with updates so you can be sure you all have the lastest info from her.  More importantly, you will know specifically what to pray. We found out one of Jack's nurses is Ky Faciane's sister (Dr. Fred Lowery's son-in-law) so that has been a blessing. Now we need as many prayers to go out as possible so spread the word for us.

23 comments:

Theresa said...

Praying, praying, praying! Love you all!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Praying!

Sassy Granny ... said...

I'm so sorry! What a daunting and scarey set of circumstances. Jack, you and your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathleen

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Prayers being sent from someone here in the Dallas area!

bigguysmama said...

Thank you for the update. Will continue to pray.

~Mimi

Mildred said...

Thank you for the update and I continue to lift you all up in prayer.

ShirleyC said...

Praying for him and the family, and for the doctors to know which treatment will be the most beneficial for him.

Many hugs,
Shirley

Kat said...

Oh sweet friend, I'm praying. Hard. I have posted request for prayers on my blog and my facebook page. We are covering you with prayers and love.

Please keep us updated.

Much love,
Kat

Bacardi Mama said...

You and Jack are absolutely in my prayers.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I will continue to pray. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Kathy said...

Praying for God's healing for Jack and comfort for Teresa. Baylor is a great hospital and he will receive wonderful care.

Cindy Lou said...

We will lift you all up in our prayers!!!

Vicki said...

Teresa - I'm praying for Jack's swift and complete recovery and for all of you in the family also.

Mommy Life With 5 said...

Teresa,
I'm saying prayers that all will turn out fine !
Please keep us updated !
Hugs to you and your family !

Beth E. said...

Oh, Teresa, I'm so sorry to hear about Jack. We are praying for him, you, and your family!

Hugs...

Laurie in Ca. said...

Praying for you right now Teresa and for Jack. I am so sorry to hear this and am asking God to keep you in His peace and touch Jack's body with His healing.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Mary Ellen said...

Just dropped by your blog and glad I did so I can be praying for Jack.

bee blessed
mary

Bernie said...

Keeping you and your family in my prayers......:-) Hugs

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Teresa, I'm so very sorry for what you are going through. I pray that God will give you strength to be supportive to Jack, leading the rest of the family by your example. I pray also that God will provide you with faith -- faith in knowing that He is with Jack and will take care of him. Lord, your son, Jack, is in need of healing. Please allow him to be comfortable and to begin the process of regaining his health. I pray that the doctors and nurses make the best decisions regarding Jack's care. Jack is in God's healing hands, Teresa. Continue to be strong in your faith, my friend!

Connie said...

Praying for you and Jack!

LivingTheLife said...

Praying for you & your sweet Jack!! Came by via Kat's facebook comment! From one Sister Teresa to Another... May God continue to surround you, your family & Jack with his healing powers, may his comfort abound & may he lift you ALL up during your greatest time of need!! Baylor is a phenomenal hospital & I know God's mighty hand will guide all of you through Jack's complete healing!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sending you a big ((HUG)) and keeping Jack, you and your family in my prayers.

billypandnikkysmom said...

Prayers!