Collapse, Fragments and Spurs … Thank you …

Dr. Smith arrived via boat to Integris Baptist Hospital. The nurse noted another fellow he saw out the window in a boat with two squirrels looking for directions. We heard of roads overwhelmed by water and people being rescued from their homes. So, when we did see Dr. Smith a bit late we were relieved he was not permanently delayed by the deluge that had overtaken OKC and the Metro area this morning.

After a couple of hours Dr. Smith came to the waiting room to announce a successful surgery. The verdict. Patty indeed has a collapsed disc, a bone spur and some disc fragments causing her pain. He performed a successful anterior cervical fusion and gave a glowing prognosis. The late start meant a night’s stay. Nearly every bed, of about 500, were full and we settled for a semi-private room. Since she was placed with another woman I could not stay. My mother volunteered. I will bring her home in the morning.

Thank you  for your prayers, thoughts, e-mails and other messages. Continue to pray for a successful recovery/rehab. I am hoping Patty will feel better, find more energy and get back to some of the things she could not do as a result of the pain.

Blessings to you.

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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