Last night, Brian pulled out the chest tube draining his left lung. Though it appears he thankfully didn't do any additional internal damage, when visiting hours ended last night, the fluid was being tested for infection, including pneumonia.
Due to this serious set back, his wonderfully supportive trauma-icu health care team have requested that the amount of stimulation & visitors he receive be limited so that he can get some much needed rest.
I know many of you have been making the long drive to see him & unable to spend more than a moment with him, if any at all. I am sorry that it hasn’t been aligning any better & it looks like this may be the case for the little while. Please know that your support in prayers & posts still means a great deal to him & the family.
We know that this situation is much like a marathon & Brian's ultimate prognosis will be impacted by support he will receive from family & friends. We are hopeful that this current setback, in terms of limited visitation & contact, will not hinder you all from continuing to play the vital role you will all play in his recovery process for the long haul.
Unfortunately, this also resulted in the ventilator being turned back on & will prolong his stay in icu. Please continue to pray for his strength & recovery. We our faithful & trust that God will continue to provide for Brian's needs.
We will let you know how things go with regard to the immediate situation as soon as possible.