Thread: My son Mitchell
December 21st, 2008, 7:50 am #1
My son Mitchell
My youngest 17 year old son has suffered an accidental gun shot wound to the head. I am posting this from Hunstville Hospital ICU waithing room. The foklks are very nice here. he was transfered here from a smaller hospital. He has undergone brain surgery and all they will tell us at this point is that things are not looking good, and that if he does survive there is certainly severe brain damage. The good part is the bullet only passed through about 1/3 to 1/2 of his brain but there is damage.
It doesn't get any worse than this my friends. THis is the worst life has to offer. He was with friends and there was a firarm is all we really know. The cops say there is not foul play and I have spoken to the boys present. Yall I'm sorry I can't talk about it right now.
Please pray for Mitchell, things are not looking good for him.
Last edited by jwil59; December 25th, 2008 at 2:24 am.“Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been. ”
― Jimmy Buffett
December 21st, 2008, 8:29 am #2
I am so sorry, brother! I am definitely lifting you all up in prayer!On the Coast of Somewhere beautiful running with my heart
December 21st, 2008, 9:20 am #3Seanachie
Oh my God! Please God send HELP to Mitchell. Please HELP with a host of Angels. Please God send HELP to this Boy's Father. Please God send Help to His Family. Please God. Please God Please God...
I will be praying intensly for your Son and for You and for your Family for as long as it takes for this Boy to make it through.
December 21st, 2008, 9:48 am #4
They won't tell us anything. I'm dyin here
Please pray abotu this“Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been. ”
― Jimmy Buffett
December 21st, 2008, 9:51 am #5
I am sorry to hear this. I will stop right now and lift you, your son and family up in prayer.
May God be with you throughout this ordeal and give you strength my friend.
December 21st, 2008, 10:00 am #6
HE knows exactly what's going on inside Mitchell's skull -- and He's got it totally under control.
And we're praying for miracles to knock those docs flat on their keesters so they too can see and know the deliverance that comes only from Christ.
Hang tough in faith, never doubting.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
December 21st, 2008, 8:23 pm #7
Thank you all so much. I love you all.
There are only 4 computers here and lots of families so I cannot respond to everyone or the all the PMs at this time. Please know how gratefull we are though and how much I love you guys.
here is ther latest. Mitchell's brain is swelling which is very bad. he has responded twice to day to commands. They asked him for a thumbs up and he did that two times, one time strongly and once weak. he has also responded to pain a couple time with one hand. They pinch his check and he swips their hand away. They say two times is better than none. The surgery last night went well, they removed some bone fragments that have damaged his brain and a blood clot. They keep telling us that he is nowhere near out of the woods and only time will tell. We get to see him for about 20 minutes every 3 hours or so. There is no pain in this world that could possibly match this, this is the worst life has to offer. I know some of you have been through this so you know what I am saying.
Please keep praying, we cannot let up. I humbly and thankfully ask that, and know that I love you for it
When we left last night for Huntiville, I asked God that Mitch would draw Dr Murray( a neurosurgeion) for the surgery and attending physican and that is what happened. Dr Murray is the best they have to offer.
It's in God's hands and I am good with that. Besides the prayer, I ask that each and every one of you pick somebody you love dearly tonight and hold them close, they could be gone tommorrow. Let that sink in and then go hold those folks, do it for me. Sumpin good has got to come from this.
I am also graqtefull for the stick, I will check back with you guys when I can. In the meantime you know what to do.“Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been. ”
― Jimmy Buffett
December 21st, 2008, 8:34 pm #8
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December 21st, 2008, 9:21 pm #10
Sweet Jesus stay with this boy.
December 21st, 2008, 9:38 pm #11
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December 21st, 2008, 12:43 pm #13
Oh sweet Jesus send angels down to this family to minister to them in their most greatest need!
Send you're Holy Spirit down and please give this young man hugs and healing!!!!
Please hear our heart felt pleas and tears dear God.
I know exactly what you're going through I too have had a son on deaths door ( three times to be exact ) they said he wouldn't make it and if he did he would be severely brain damaged but God fooled the Doctors then and he can do it again!
December 21st, 2008, 1:04 pm #14free2B
December 23rd, 2008, 12:00 am #15
Today, he is a 38 yr old father of two and never suffered the slightest form of any brain damage that the dr's insisted would be there. It is proof of why we should put our trust in God and not that of others...
Families must NEVER give up hope...
Last edited by New Orleans Lady; December 23rd, 2008 at 12:04 am.
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