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Feb 20, 2018 Latest post:
10 hours ago
Prayer warriors and if praying isn’t your thing, healing thoughts needed, please. Yesterday morning, Scott Kern collapsed at his office and had to be resuscitated with CPR & a defibrillator. He hit his head hard when he fell and never regained consciousness. It was absolute MIRACLE that he was where he was when he was, as the gentleman who resuscitated him had just finished CPR training and had started at Dollar Tree just weeks before. He was rushed to Chesapeake General Hospital, which is only 5 minutes away. His EKG looked good and did not show a massive cardiac incident. His initial CT scan looked good. He was kicking his arms and legs, which the doctor said was rare after a cardiac event and he felt that was a good sign. He also fought intubation and kept biting on the tube. He kept seizing as well. They moved him up to ICU and induced a medical coma to allow his body to rest and begin healing. They also did a hypothermic treatment to lower his body temperature to preserve cells from further damage. He is heavily sedated and is stable. The concern is how long was he down and how much damage (if any but likely some) he has. They won’t know until he wakes up. He also has developed pneumonia & a septic infection, which is common when someone aspirates. They are not concerned about that and are treating him with antibiotics. So the game plan now is to start warming him up tonight beginning at 7 gradually and then reducing some of the sedation gradually. The goal would be to have him start waking up sometime within 24-48 for him to start waking after they start warming him.
This next few days will be critical. Please pray that he comes out of the coma & sedation. Please pray that there is not significant damage. Please pray that what caused this is fixable.