Thursday, June 23, 2011

Update on Will Pridmore

See the update below from Steve:

Sorry for the delayed update. Will finally ended up going into surgery a little after 6:30 and was out about 8:15. The surgery went perfectly with no complications. His chest looks completely normal now and the doctor doesn't expect any setbacks. We were able to spend some time with him (Amy is spending the nights there at the hospital) while he was somewhat coherent and he wanted me to take a picture of his chest so he could see it. He kept saying he couldn't believe it was his chest.

From this point on it will be pain regulation as he will feel as though all his ribs have been broken for about a week. He's on several strong pain meds that should at least take the edge off, and the doctor is hoping that with his youth it might not be as severe for him as some; but that is still a big prayer request.

This procedure also takes the pressure of the chest wall off his heart and should allow him to have no problems in the future should he decide to accept the offer from UT to play quarterback in 8 years :)

Thank you all for praying. I shared every text message and every email with Will and he told me today that he felt really special.

While I wouldn't choose for my kids to have to go through something like this; God has used this as an opportunity for my son to feel extra loved and cared for, and for that I am so grateful.

Amy and I love you guys and are thankful for the way our 2RCK family continues to love on us from Knoxville. It's been great having Sid and Shannon here praying and caring for us too....

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