Currently, Daniel has been through 6 surgeries. Two on his abdomen, where his spleen was removed and internal bleeding was stopped. His kidney was bleeding, but the doctors are confident that the kidney will heal.
He has had two surgeries on his neck where they repaired a fractured vertebrae that was pushing on his spinal cord. In a second surgery, the doctors placed screws in every vertebrae down his neck to his T1 vertebrae. This is meant to stabilize his entire neck and spine.
He has had two surgeries on his hip and pelvis. One surgery was to screw his sacrum back together and the other to repair his shattered hip allowing his leg to stay in the hip socket and prevent dislocation.
Our brother able to move his head and arms, and has some movement in his hands and fingers. At this point, he is not able to move his legs.
He is able to open his eyes and interact with us. He tries desperately to talk to us. He really wants to know what happened and why his is in the hospital because he can't remember. By the grace of God, he did not sustain any injury to his brain.
At this point, the doctors have done everything they can possibly do to put his body in a position to heal. Now we wait to see what he will be able to do. What mobility and functioning will he have? Will he walk again? These are unanswered questions. The road to recovery will be long. Depending on how well things go, doctors are projecting that he will be in the ICU for at least a couple more weeks (until he can breathe on this own) and then be faced with months of rehab.
Our family is devastated and already beginning to think about the journey that lies ahead, but we know we serve a GREAT GOD who is capable of performing miracles. And He already has done great miracles. Daniel is alive, and we pray that God continues to “show off” in this situation. We have been overwhelmed with emotion by the love, prayers, support and concern that we have received from so many friends and family. We are truly blessed and know that you will continue to stand with us as we pray and look forward to a full recovery with total mobility in Daniel's body.
With certainty, medical bills will start to pile up, resulting in additional stress in an already stressful situation. We have no idea what this will amount to. We have no idea what the future holds in terms of what Daniel will be able to do. So many of you have already asked if there is anything that you can personally do. Pray. Please continue to pray for Daniel's body to be fully restored, for his mind to be restored, and for our family to heal. We humbly ask, if you are able, would you consider making a donation of any amount to help cover the cost of insurance deductibles, copayments, rehabilitation, and medical expenses. We really have no idea how much this could end up costing, especially in the long term. Our family would be so appreciative.
Thank you! God Bless you! And Please keep praying!
- Meghan Magill
- Carli Scott
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