My husband Curtis Bridges was diagnosed with West Nile virus and Viral Meningitis and was air lifted to Little Rock Arkansas October 29th. I’m asking for help with transportation expenses because it’s not easy getting back and forth to the hospital and working as many hours as I can too. I’ve been having to find rides back and forth to Little Rock, because my vehicle is in the shop getting a lifter fixed and I’m unable to afford to get it back at the moment with everything going on. I understand completely if you’re unable to donate especially this close to Christmas, but anything is appreciated at this point. I do ask that everyone keep our family in your prayers as we continue this road to recovery.+ Read More
Curtis is doing great, he is definitely headed in the right direction! He was moved into a regular room and out of ICU yesterday. He’s off of the ventilator and is only on 28% oxygen through his trach collar. He gets to start his physical therapy today. I am beyond proud and thankful for all of his progress. His doctors are amazed at all of his progress so far. He has definitely exceeded all of the doctors expectations, and truly is living proof that with prayer anything is possible! Please continue to pray for him and our family as we continue the road to recovery. And I would personally like to thank each and every one for all of the prayers!
I wanted to wait to talk with the doctors before I posted an update, but Curtis has an MRI done on November 20th and the results showed that he has had a small stroke. After talking with the neurologist this morning he informed me that Curtis should recover from the stroke quite well and he’s still sleeping quite a bit from the West Nile and meningitis. He is still making small improvements each day, he is staying awake a little more each day and starting to make small movements with his arms and legs, and while he is awake he is able to follow with his eyes! With today being Thanksgiving, I am so thankful to be able to spend my thanksgiving with him! We might not have it all together, but together we have it all ❤️ I want each and every one of y’all to know that we are beyond thankful to have such caring and supportive people in our lives and we are beyond grateful for all of the prayers and kind words! And on this Thanksgiving I ask that you all just keep those who aren’t able to spend the holidays with their loved ones in your prayers. Happy Thanksgiving from the Bridges family
Sorry for not updating on Curtis this week, but he has had a few set backs and we were hoping he would bounce back fairly quickly. He aspirated early Saturday morning and was placed back on the ventilator. He has not shown much response since. He got his trach on Monday. They tried cutting the ventilator off to see if he would breathe on his own, but he was too week to do so. He started running high fevers again, but there have been no signs of new infection. They did a body scan and found he has a superficial blood clot in his right arm. They inserted his PEG tube on Wednesday. We are hoping it helps him gain weight, because he is down 45 pounds since September. They repeated the CT yesterday. There were no signs of stroke or hemorrhage, and the swelling has decreased. This is going to be a long road, so please continue to pray for him. Also, please pray for all those going through their own battles and struggles. We have met some of the kindest people here who have it a lot worse than we do.
Today they put Curtis trach in, which will definitely help his road to recovery. He aspirated early Saturday November 10th and they placed him back on the ventilator. They also discovered a new spot on his lung and are treating him for pneumonia. I would like to thank everyone for all of the prayers and kind words throughout all of this and also just ask that y’all keep praying! Curtis is such a strong man and with all of the prayers and support I know God is going to see him through this.