Bob Bishop

First post: Feb 3, 2020 Latest post: Mar 23, 2020
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PRAYERS NEEDED!! I am asking EVERYONE to please pray right now for my husband, Bob. Even if you don’t know him that well. He needs all the prayers he can get. This week (1/29/20) he was in Cincinnati, Ohio for work. On Wednesday evening, he was brutally assaulted in the parking lot of his hotel. He suffered a traumatic brain injury with multiple skull fractures, and experienced bleeding on the brain. He was rushed to a hospital and underwent emergency brain surgery. They found his frontal lobe to have contusions and bruising as well as multiple damaged blood vessels. He also has fractures along his ear and throughout his face. They had to remove a section of his skull to aid with the swelling. They intubated him so he could breathe.
They lower his sedatives so he can interact and pass Neuro tests on the hour every hour. He is passing them. He even opened his eyes, recognized me, and said my name which made me feel like prayers are being answered. Because of the damage to that part of his brain he will have zero control with inhibitions. He will be overly impulsive, angry, agitated, basically say what he feels without a care of how it affects people, and will not be the easiest person to handle. But he is alive and I’m so thankful to God for that. With time and healing , they are hoping he will get through a lot of that. 

He isn’t out of the woods yet as they are still concerned about swelling in the brain which will cause more damage. He will remain in the ICU until things seem to progress in a positive way. I am now using this site to keep everyone updated.

Some prayers for me would be appreciated as well so I can get through this with him. I just can’t seem to sleep or eat. I will be going back and forth via a four hour drive starting next week for a day or two to care for our three children.  I am continually by his side and usually sleep in the room with him. I am thankful to all of you that have been continually praying for him. Please keep them coming! This will be a long road to recovery.

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