Brent the Stunt Guy X-Ray and Injury update!
Every time Brent does a stunt I can barely watch. It's a dangerous job for sure. Just to keep you all in the loop I wanted to post an xray and email from Brent's wife from this past week. Make sure you read the part about how Brent kept going through his routine and finished his talk before going to the hospital. Our prayers are with them for a quick recovery.
Letter From Amanda:
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:4-7
This is the quote from Paul that Brent read to me when he woke up Monday morning. The events from the day before were still heavily on our minds. Sunday morning we were at First Baptist Church in Vincennes, Indiana. Brent was performing in both services to get the congregation excited about the youth outreach that was happening that night. Brent was almost finished with his second performance when he fell from his ladder. The impact from the fall broke his arm, yet he proceeded to share with the church the reason why he performs. When he was finished we made our way out and went to the ER. After some xrays, they called an orthopaedic surgeon in, and he recommended surgery.
After much debate, we decided to return home for medical care. There's an orthopaedic surgeon that goes to our church, and we were able to get an appointment with him yesterday afternoon. Again surgery was recommended. So Brent is scheduled for outpatient surgery Saturday, July 4th, at 7:30 a.m. central time. They are just going to insert a nail (or rod) down the middle of his bone to bring everything into alignment. He will only be in a sling for a few weeks and then he can start regaining movement. After about three months he can start training again. Many of you may be wondering, "Do they have insurance?" Yes, we do!
We would much appreciate your prayers for the surgery Saturday and the upcoming rehab. We have already started cancelling shows that we had booked, and everyone has been very gracious to us. We are continuing to keep our eyes and hearts focused on God's agenda and not ours. Thank you all so much for the wonderful support that you provide for us in prayer.
The xray was too cool not to share so I have it attached.
Thank you all so much for all the prayers this week and this morning. Brent went into the surgery holding area right around 7 a.m. He was given a nerve block in his neck to really help numb the shoulder area. They say it's a pretty painful area for surgery. (I'm thinking any area is a painful place for surgery!) Then around 7:45 he was off to the OR. The doctor came out to the waiting area around 9:30 and said that everything went great. He showed us the pictures of the nail and screws in his arm. As soon as we get them on a disc, I'll be sure to share those, too! Around 10:45 Brent was on his way back to his room. He took a nap and then got to eat a little bit. After that he was pretty alert. The first thing he wanted to do was to check the status on the Tour de France! So we put the laptop right in front of him, because he couldn't put his contacts in just yet.
We should be able to go home tomorrow afternoon. Brent is really strong and healthy and he's doing really good today. He's starting to move his fingers, so the nerve block will be wearing off within the next few hours. Once that wears off, he'll be taking more medication. Just pray that the meds take care of the pain. Can't thank you enough for all the prayers. We both have peace and know that Brent is in good hands.