I know there are a lot of people out there wanting to know how Jon is doing and how he's progressing. This has been an excruciating, long, emotional and trying weekend, but Jon has been just fabulous and I am very proud of him. I apologize in advance for the rambling, broken thoughts and general mess I'm sure this blog is, but I wanted to get something out for those of you who love Jon and want to keep tabs on him.
For those who don't know, Friday night, Jon suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. There was no clot, no aneurysm, just significant bleeding in the brain. He is at Scott & White in Temple where he will remain until we determine the best rehabilitation facility for him to move to. He has no movement on the left side of his body, but we are hoping that with intensive rehab, that will get better. His speech is somewhat impaired as of now also, but again, we are holding high hopes that will return to normal.
He has been in ICU since Friday night, and today we are supposed to move to a new room in the hospital. He started physical therapy today and so far so good. Once he is in his room, and we feel he's had enough rest, we will put the word out that he can have some additional visitors. We truly appreciate everyone waiting to talk to Jon, and I know so many of you are anxious to see him.
I can't even put into words how thankful and blessed we are to have such wonderful friends and family. The word spread like wildfire and we have received so much support and concern, that it's hard to even comprehend. His family at UMHB has been amazing. They have all rallied around him, me and the kids. I know that at any time, I can call them and they can be here at a moments notice, and that is the most comforting thought of all. We have received texts, FB posts, phone calls and e-mails, and while he might not know now that you are reaching out to him, I promise I will let him know each and every message that he gets.
The kids are doing well. They are upset, as we all are, and we are hoping that they can finally see him today. They have help up amazingly well also. They are all such troopers and I'm proud of them too. They know they have to be strong for themselves and their dad, and they are holding up their side of that!
I will do my best to give updates as often as I can. And thank you again to everyone for your prayers, your support, your friendship and most of all your love of Jon. We truly cannot describe the feeling we have knowing he works with and is friends with such wonderful people. This outpouring of support means the world to him, to me and to his family, and you all are such a blessing. Please keep the prayers coming, and we'll keep you updated!