Today, Friday, has been one of rest and recovery between surgeries for our sleeping Vernon. We’ve had a break and now we want to regroup and focus prayer on the surgery and procedures planned for Saturday. According to our personal hospital interface, Chris Adams, there is a four-hour block of time in the operating room scheduled for tomorrow morning beginning at 7 am. During that time the oral surgeon will be repairing Vernon’s jaw. As part of this effort he will also perform a tracheotomy to install a breathing tube, and a feeding tube will be inserted into Vernon’s side that will send food directly to his stomach.
We are seeing steady progress toward recovery but I believe that progress, not to say Vernon’s very life, is the result of focused, concerted and compassionate prayer by friends and even strangers. We believe God will fill in where science and medicine can’t help. Thank you for being part of Vernon’s story, for carrying him while he is sleeping.