“The Latest news from 5 P.M. on Tuesday [5 Feb 2008]
They did a CAT scan, the bleeding has stopped, but the swelling is worse. The doctor likened it to a twisted ankle that gets swollen bruised.
Because of the swelling they are going to continue to keep him sedated for the next 24 hours.
As far as a “prognosis” the doctor said it was a substantial stroke and there has been damage.
Dieter has also got a small amount of pneumonia in one of his lungs. They are giving him antibiotics to help this go away.
Val has specifically asked for us to pray that pneumonia go away, so that his body will use it’s energy to heal his brain instead of fight the liquid in his lungs and that the swelling would go down in his brain. Until that happens they will keep him sedated and will be unable to further assess the damage caused by the stroke.
Matt got a bit choked up on the phone, so lets pray for him as he is communicating for the family, which can’t be easy. He did say that the boys are doing great.
Matt also said there probably won’t be another update until tomorrow.”