Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lots of Things!!

Hello friends and family of Ross. It's Shannon with an update. I would like to begin by thanking everyone for their continued support, encouragement and prayers. These past two weeks have been two of the hardest and trying times that our family has ever gone through, but we know that we will all come out closer and stronger because of it.

On a lighter note, we have some great news!! ROSS IS HOME!! The doctors finally let him escape room 1041. The only thing that I can think of is who had to take down all of the stuff in the room?? Every single inch of the wall was covered with decorations and posters from friends. Thank you everyone who came by to visit, it means more than you will ever know.

Upon leaving the hospital Laurie and Kevin had the chance to visit with all of the doctors and were able to understand how serious all of his injuries really were/are. Ross is blessed beyond our understanding. Each of his injuries could have and should have been much worse and should have caused more trauma that they did. We all know who to give credit to for this blessing.

A few days ago he let us know that he was having double vision and that he was having incredibly painful headaches. These complaints aroused much concern and fear in all of us. Through out the past few days we have been told that Ross has hemorrhaging, contusions and sheering of the brain. We were surprised to find out how close they were to doing brain surgery on Ross to relieve the pressure. Thankfully the Neurosurgeon believes all of this should heal itself.

I am sharing this information with you because we want everyone to realize the severity of Ross' trauma. It is going to be a long road to recovery for him, longer than we initially understood. He is going to need tons of friends, tons of support, tons of encouragement tons of SLEEP and tons of prayers. We all know that Ross is incredibly strong, so we have no doubt that he will be back to 100%... the road to recovery is what we are facing now.

Ross is at home in Edmond, but we want to ask if you do visit please limit your visit to around 10 minutes. We all know that Ross would love to talk and hang out way more than this but for the next few weeks the Neurosurgeon specifically prescribed that he sleep and let his brain fully recover from the trauma.

Thanks again for all of your love and support!

In closing, here are some fun photos of Ross going outside for the first time in two weeks...