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Early Sunday morning, Lin was rushed to St. Vincent’s hospital with what they thought was a possible seizure or stroke. Once he got to the hospital, his condition worsened dramatically. After 30 minutes and several rounds of CPR, the ER staff was able to finally stabilize him. We believe this to be the first of many miracles and thank God for his intervention. Later in the day, his nurses and staff were able to take him to get a CT scan, and it revealed several blood clots in his lungs. They were able to dissolve some with blood thinners, but not some of the older ones.
He is currently in the cardiovascular trauma unit (ICU for hearts) on a ventilator being closely monitored. His body has been through an immense amount of pain and trauma these last few days, and, while his numbers are getting better, he has only just started down this long road to recovery. He is not responding well to being awake, so they are keeping him mostly sedated. His tough, fighting nature makes it difficult for him to keep his breathing tube in and remain in bed.
He has an amazing team of doctors and nurses who have been the biggest blessing from the Lord. The doctor who was in charge of him in the ER was so thankful he was able to have such a veteran staff of nurses and doctors with him Sunday morning as that is rare for a holiday weekend. All thanks to the Lord’s divine intervention, we feel incredibly blessed and thankful to have Lin here today.
Currently, the situation is still not completely clear. Last night, they took him for some more tests as he was having some new adverse reactions to coming out of sedation. They’re hopeful they can remove him from the ventilator soon, but it all depends on how well his body can fight this battle. According to his nurses and doctors, it is an incredible miracle that he is where he is now based on how dire of a situation he was in when he first entered the hospital. He is our miracle and our blessing. This is the start of a long road; there will be steps forward and steps back, but ultimately, he is moving in the right direction.
The Coleson family is overwhelmed by the amount of love and support that has poured in these past few days and asks that we continue to pray hard and constantly to be prayer warriors for Lin and his team of doctors and nurses.