Undersheriff Chad Murphy

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Raised by 44 people in 2 months
Created May 2, 2019
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From my sister in law who started this for us: (I am doing the updates) Undersheriff Chad Murphy with the Rice County Sheriff’s Office was shot 4 times in the line of duty on April 29, 2019, in Sterling, Kansas. He was flown to Wichita, Ks. Chad is getting better every day, however two of the injuries have caused very limited mobility to both of his arms and he will have to spend an extended amount of time in rehab. With his wife and family by his side, we know he will make a full recovery! Until then, we all know how life continues on, bills are still due and food still has to be put on the table. Chad is my brother-in-law and we want to help with anything we can so that Chad can focus on getting better! So many people want to help, so we set up this fundraiser with Chad’s permission. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated and are helping all of us through this tragic situation.
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July 12, 2019
So....I can't seem to sleep, so decided to do an update tonight. 2 weeks ago we had an appt with the spine specialist just to follow up. The assistant came in to check Chad's blood pressure and it was 160/120.... that's not good! We were told to make an appointment with our primary care physician. We did, but also had PT & OT scheduled for the following morning. We show up and they didn't want to touch him for fear of him stroking out. We got into our PCP that afternoon and he was put on a water pill. 4 days into that, his BP was still high running an average of 140/100....He was then put on another low dose BP med. While at that appt, they asked how I was doing.....Well, I thought I was fine! Doc thought different. Scheduled a follow up for Chad this past Monday and wanted to see me too.

Mondays appointment went well for Chad! BP was awesome!! Meds are aworking He got the okay to resume therapy!

I on the other hand was put on meds for Generalized Anxiety. Anxiety is nothing new to me, but I guess it's pretty high right now. I also had some general lab work done, and scheduled my mammogram. Would love prayer for good news on those!!

During our week off of therapy, we went to the production of Mama Mia (LOVED IT) with our Jester Award winning son, Josh on lights and we tried to just enjoy being home for 9 days straight. Here are some pics of some enjoyable moments

Love and prayers to you all
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June 21, 2019
It's been a crazy emotional ride the last few weeks. But, wanted to have all the info before I updated. So here it goes:
June 5: Chad had a nerve study (EMG) which was very painful! He said it was the most pain he'd experienced since being shot.

June 12: We got the results of that study....GUT PUNCH! Doc said his nerve was destroyed. This nerve would not allow the muscles to move. We were told that he will not get any more improvement. We were devastated to say the least. There were lots of tears! We were then sent to another doctor for his opinion.

That appt was today! We go in, he checks range of motion, asks a few questions on progress and then very nonchalantly says "oh yeah, you'll recover" WHAT??? OMG! We were/are in shock!

Y'all can't even fathom the devastation we felt for a couple of weeks now. From: you'll not ever go back to being the cop you once were.
To: oh yeah, you'll recover...

Doc said it was way too soon to say anything about not getting better. The nerves take a loooong time to regenerate and he's saying like 5-6 months before even looking at any type of surgery.

We needed this news so badly! I think we are still in the clouds!! lol Like... What just happened here???

I know I didn't go into a lot of detail, but just wanted you all to know!! Any questions....ask away! We are in our way into PT & OT and then home!

Thank you all so much for those prayers! They are definitely working! Our God is an awesome one for sure!
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June 2, 2019
Finally able to sit for a bit and do an update on Chad! Last week was brutal! The therapy he does wears him out so much. It was his first full week of PT & OT back to back. His left arm seems to be healing, slowly, but surely. They told us maybe 3 months, so progress is slow but steady! More on that next Thursday after seeing the Orthopedist again. The right arm has been causing him considerable pain lately. We are hoping it's just a sign of more nerves waking up. It's a small concern, but we will know more after Wednesday afternoon.
A lot of you have been asking how you can help and how I'M doing....
To be very honest, I'm anxious, ecstatic, scattered, so very thankful, overwhelmed and grateful daily! But mostly...tired!
The most helpful is definitely just keep praying!! Those prayers are the #1 reason I still have my husband, and God knows I'd be lost without him Our love and gratitude is forever with you all!! God Bless!!
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May 22, 2019
What a long week! And it's only Wednesday! Here's our last couple of days:

Monday: We left for Wichita for his early OT appt on Tuesday. OT went well, just mostly checking range of motion and strength. He gets a little massage to loosen the muscles. They decided to start Physical Therapy to strengthen his core muscles to help him get in and out of a bed. He is still sleeping in his lift chair at home, but at the hotel, it's hard to get out of bed with the muscle and nerve damage.

Tuesday Night 10pm: We get a call from our son that there is water in our basement. We have never had water, but this rain is brutal! We immediately checked out of the hotel and came home. I stayed up all night to pump water every 20 minutes until Chad woke up around 5:30am. I slept for a couple hours. We called Walton's and they were here right away!! The new sump pump was installed in record time and we were able to leave for Wichita for his appts which lasted until 4pm. We did see the ENT and his throat and voice box are as if nothing ever happened! The ENT doc was amazed. He said someone was definitely with him that day!

So now we are finally home and resting. His first PT is Friday right after OT. That will be tiring for him!

We also see the nerve specialist next Wednesday! He will do a nerve study. I will definitely update after that!
Love to you all!!!
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