Dear Family and Friends:
We ask each family that comes to Martha’s Vineyard if we can lift up in prayer their family member that is in the hospital. We consider it a privileged to pray for all of them. What a blessing it has been never to be turned down for those prayers!
This week has been an emotional roller coaster for Jordan Lo and his family. Tuesday the family was told that they had possibly two more days to declare Jordan brain dead. He was not responding to any of the neurological tests the doctors were performing on him. Before we could write this report, we really wanted to be sure of the what started about 2 am Thursday morning.
Please understand, Jordan was within just a few hours of having a nuclear flow study to determine brain death. We know so many of you have been praying for this young Navy helicopter pilot. As fate occurred, he was the most injured of eight total Navy pilot students that were injured by a drunk driver last Saturday night.
At first Jordan’s nurse noticed his right hand started moving. He was encouraged to grasp the nurse’s hand. He did. He was asked to move his left arm. He did. His mom was quickly called in. With her voice, she asked him to let him know she was there. He slowly raised his right hand and gave her a “thumb’s up”! He has repeated this with other family members and friends also.
Jordan has a long way to go. But, at this writing, he appears to be coming out of his coma. Friday he received a tracheotomy and feeding tube to further protect his airway and now get some nutrition to him. ALL of his doctors are amazed. God is our great physician!
The family wishes to express to EVERYONE who has prayed for Jordan, a very special “Thank You”. I asked Don, Jordan’s uncle what scripture he would like to claim for him. He gave me 1 Corinthians 13:4-5. He told me that this experience this past week has taught him the precious relationship of loving each other. Because, as he realized, we could lose that loved one in an instant.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5New International Version (NIV)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
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