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Another Update

First, I am so very sorry for the lack of communication over the last few hours. I keep thinking that I will have something big to report and as of right now not much has changed.

Chance is resting comfortably {with pain meds} in ICU. They have done additional CT scans of his brain and neck and the bleed they saw on the first CT scan has not changed. {Praise!} They are still waiting to have a consultation with the Neurologist. They were told when they left hospital #1 that there would be a bed in ICU and a Neurologist waiting for them at hospital #2. Those durn hospitals. They spent 2+ hours in the ER and still at 7 pm haven’t heard from a Neurologist. I’m assuming since they haven’t rushed him into the OR that no change in the bleed size in the brain is a good thing.

DaddyBoy has landed safely and is probably {by now} with Erika in the ICU waiting room. She is not allowed to be in the room with Chance for long periods of time and I know that she’s not allowed in there between 6 and 8pm… but was told if the Neurologist comes in during those hours that they will call her back to hear the report.

Please continue to pray for healing. Erika and DaddyBoy plan to return home tonight to sleep. They aren’t allowed to camp out in the room with him and the ICU waiting room isn’t a good place for a pregnant woman to sleep.

Thanks for all your comments, love, and support but most of all for your prayers.

Psalm 25:10- All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful.

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  • Lindsey
    April 2, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Ok, I just commented on your previous post and realized this was the most current. Anyway, I am so glad you put this up b/c we had no idea. I know Jeremy will want to call Bayn as soon as I tell him this. Please keep us updated too!

  • lindsay
    April 2, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    thanks D- love ya’ll!

  • Caroline
    April 2, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    i keep checking in. please let Erika know we are all thinking about them!

  • Kellie
    April 2, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks for the update. When we were in the ER at Children’s waiting on the neurosurgeon it took him 3 hours – but he WAS coming off a trauma surgery, so I guess he had a good excuse. It’s serious, since he’s in ICU, but Hopefully it’s a good sign that it’s not TOO TOO serious for them not to rush. Will keep praying!

  • Devon
    April 2, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    thanks for the update. i’ve been checking all afternoon and am thinking of you all.

    is there anything we can send erika and your dad? food delivery service, anything…to make their lives a bit easier tonight?

  • Jill Pope
    April 2, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    you are the best at updating. thank you so much, I keep checking your blog. We will keep praying!

  • heather
    April 2, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for the update Darby. I keep checking your blog, praying for good news. Glad Daddyboy is with Erika and will help her take care of herself.

    Hugs from Louisville.

  • Lindsey
    April 2, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Ok, Jeremy just talked to Bayn and he said that at his age and b/c of other factors, that he should be able to absorb this “blood pocket” (I think that’s what Bayn called it. And apparently there is a neurologist on staff 24 hrs. at the hospital and they are keeping him for observation right now. You may already know this Darby, but I thought I would pass it to everyone else. And make sure I have my facts straight!

  • Tara McClendon
    April 2, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Oh Darby! I’m so behind on my blog reading because I never have enough time at the computer to do extra curricular activities on it. Even though I never do it, something made me take time to sit down just now and yours is the first blog I went to. I’m reading about Chance in tears!! Please keep us posted and let me know if there is anything at all I can do. Probably not much I can help with from north AL other than lifting them up in prayer, so that’s what I’ll do without ceasing!!

  • Ivy
    April 2, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Thanks for the update! I have been thinking about ya’ll all day. We will continue to send our prayers from Tallahassee!

  • Becky
    April 2, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    thanks for that update. we will keep lifting him up!! praying for erika’s stress level also.

  • Kara
    April 2, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Still praying!

  • J
    April 2, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    So glad for the update…we’ll continue to pray.

  • LindsB
    April 2, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    I just happened to check your blog after looking at your sisters and I’m so sorry to hear this. I have lurked on your blog before but never left a comment, so nows as good as time as ever. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family- I hope you get some good news soon!

  • Jennifer
    April 2, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    continuing to send prayers your way. i’ve been checking on y’all all day…please keep up posted (you’re doing a GREAT job, btw).

  • Annmarie
    April 2, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Thank you for the update, Darby. I can’t stop thinking about Chance, Erika, and your whole family. Sounds like prayers are working, and we will not stop. I only hope you can get the reassurances you need, and soon. I just know that he will be okay. Please keep us posted.

  • Melissa
    April 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Thank you for the update, even if there’s not much new to tell. Glad DaddyBoy is with Erika. And think about how God’s ways are so much higher than our ways….that bad weather last weekend kept your mom here for a reason! Will keep praying for everyone!

  • AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage
    April 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Still sending prayers to both Chance and Erika. I’m especially praying that her pregnancy will be protected during this stressful time, and that Chance will have a quick and full recovery.

    I know you don’t know me, but I’ve followed Erika’s blog for a while and recently started following yours and I truly admire both of you. My heart goes out to your family.

  • Jennie-Marie
    April 2, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    ohh huge praise for there being no change in the bleed. I do pray that the dr comes with some news for Erika and I just pray for rest and comfort and praise that daddyboy has arrived safely. Love and hugs to everyone, thanks for the update. Lots of prayer from Decatur!

  • MaryBeth
    April 2, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    For crying out loud, how long does it takes to get a neurologist to see a patient? Is it a very small, local hospital?
    I am still sending all my prayers to Erika, Chance and your entire family.
    Darby, thank you so much for thinking of us at this time, know we are all waiting for good news from you and your updates help so much. xoxo MB

  • Amber
    April 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks for posting an update, I continue to pray for Chance and Erika. God bless and take care

  • Joel and Lee-Anne
    April 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Still praying and so thankful for the updates!!!

  • Ashley
    April 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I’m so glad your sweet dad is there to take care of E tonight! Makes me feel better about her!!! AND she’s smart to go home and rest tonight! Hope you can too! We’ll keep praying, and we’ll look forward to a really positive update on Chance soon! love you!

  • The Harris Family
    April 2, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    prayers prayers prayers!!!

  • jeana
    April 2, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    darby, i am praying! i’m so sorry to hear about all of this. love you guys!

  • Aulick Family
    April 2, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Still praying…. thanks for the updates Darby!

  • The HoneaBees
    April 2, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Praying for your family!!!

  • Jennifer
    April 2, 2009 at 7:02 pm


    I just returned home after having been gone for almost two weeks(with hubby and kids, of course!) and sat down to catch up on your blog. I’m so sorry this has happened and I’ll be praying for Chance and Erika.

  • Elizabeth
    April 2, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    tell erika to find a nice nurse and ask her if there is a conference room, or private room near the waiting room. when we were there with my sister in the icu, my mom found a small room with a few couches and she camped out there.

  • Anonymous
    April 2, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Wishing you all strength and courage during this difficult time. My prayers go out to all of you.

  • Abby Maddox
    April 2, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Oh Darby, I don’t check in for a few hours and WHAM! I am praying, praying right now. I know you all must be so worried…

  • Molly
    April 2, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Praying again for your brother in law and for your sister. Still praying for the drs wisdom (and for the dr to show up!) and for him to be in the best hospital possible for this situation.

  • Ford Family
    April 2, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Oh Darby…I don’t even know you and your precious family, but gosh…it is weighing on my heart–please know that I’m keepin yall in my prayers!! It looks like yall have lots of prayers going up for Chance and I know that he will be better in no time!!

  • Hillary @ The Other Mama
    April 2, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    OH gosh, D! I just saw this whole series tonight and will definitely be in prayer for Chance, Erika, the doctors, your whole family, etc. I’m so glad she took him to the hospital. We’ll be banging at heaven’s gates. 🙂 Or something that sounds much nicer, but I like to visualize that.

  • Maggie and David
    April 2, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Praying in Memphis for Baby’s protection from stress, Chance’s injuries, and the Dr.’s ability to accurately diagnose and treat.

  • Laura
    April 2, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I thought about you guys all day today. I am still praying

  • KW
    April 2, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I am reading this in tears! I hope that everything continues to progress with Chance! Please let Erika know that I love her and I will keep praying for Chance… thank you for keeping us updated.

  • Anonymous
    April 2, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Prayers are being sent your way from Louisville.

  • christy
    April 2, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    thank you for continuing to update. I have been checking in. Please tell Erika to take care of herself & rest. I am sure the waiting is not easy.

    I cannot believe they made them wait so long!

  • Dianne
    April 2, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Still praying in N.C.! Just checking in for updates. I am so glad Daddyboy is with Erika and I do hope she gets some good news and can rest tonight. It’s also good that your mom is with you. My husband is in the medical profession, he is NOT a neurologist but says if the bleed does not get worse, he can probably absorb it and will be fine. We are praying for that. Chance is where he needs to be…Erika should take comfort in that and get some rest herself. I will check for updates in the morning. Love to you all.

  • Joy and Ash
    April 2, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I’m glad I checked your blog tonight…I will be praying and please let Erika know!

  • The Tolberts
    April 2, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    saying prayers!!!

  • Linkis Family Love
    April 2, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    What the heck???? No neurologist yet? Can DaddyBoy do some magic?
    I will check for an update in the morning…hopefully, it will be full of praise news!
    You all have our prayers tonight!
    Kelli <><<

  • Ginny
    April 2, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Erika and Chance we are praying for you! Much Love, The Grimes

  • Lindsey
    April 2, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Just now saw everything about E and Chance. Will be praying, thanks for the updates. Love you

  • stellafide
    April 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Praying that Chance will heal completely and get to raise his future daddy’s little girl every day of her childhood. May the Lord make his face shine upon your whole family.

  • lover of his soul
    April 2, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I am reminded of a verse in psalms that calmed me during a storm….psalms 9:10(kjv) and they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
    Also mark 11:24 therefore I say into you, what thing soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye recieve them, and ye shall have them. (thats in red) so Jesus really meant it!;) we will continue to pray for complete healing! thank you guys for sharing your lives with us… Somedays all I need to know is I’m not alone in this “sahm” world! May god continue to bless all!

  • Mrs. Blandings
    April 2, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Oh my gosh Darby, I read Erika’s blog faithfully and am sick with worry. Thank you so much for your updates at a time when you must be crazed yourself.

  • The Squirrel Girl
    April 2, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    I follow Erika’s blog and I hate to hear this! I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks so much for the updates!

  • Anonymous
    April 2, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I am a lurker on your blog. I am not religious but want you to know that I am sending every good thought and hope and wish for Chance and Erika and their baby – that they be safe and strong together.

  • Jessica
    April 3, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Still praying in London. It’s morning here now and the first thing I had to do was check for an update. Will continue to pray for healing and grace during this time for your entire family. I am glad Erika has the support of DaddyBoy and you are blessed to have your mom by your side.

  • Cindy
    April 3, 2009 at 2:42 am

    OH MY GOSH! I am just heartbroken to hear this news. YES! I will be praying!!! God bless them all~

  • jae
    April 3, 2009 at 4:46 am

    i arrived via courtney….my thoughts and prayers are with erika and chance and your whole family.

  • kristy
    April 3, 2009 at 5:06 am

    my thoughts and prayers are with your family! please keep us updated!

  • Shireen
    April 3, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Hey, girl,
    Russell and I have been praying, and we prayed with our community group last night…”For where 2 or more are gathered…” Jesus is right there with us!

    We’re praying for Chance’s healing and for the dr’s to have the discernment and wisdom in treating him/his symptoms and that Erika would specifically not be so worried during this time b/c she’s pregnant…no added stress needed!! Also, praying that the Lord would be glorified in these circumstances, even in the unknowns, as frustrating and difficult as that can be. May HE be recognized and be the only source of hope thru this.

    Love to each of you, Darby. (Miss you.)

  • Erin
    April 3, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Still praying…”Won’t God protect his chosen ones who pray to him day and night? Won’t he be concerned for them?” Luke 18:7 I take comfort in this and just pray that Chance will be okay. So glad DaddyBoy is with Brookie. I love you! I’ll call in a little while to see if there’s a change. Tell E I love her!! XOXO

  • Wendy
    April 3, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Thanks for the update. The first thing I did this morning was come check here. I prayed off and on all through the night. I woke up several times.

  • Hill Country House Girl
    April 3, 2009 at 6:59 am

    You do not know me, your sister does not know me, and cute Courtney does not know me – I feel like a stalker – but I love following all of your blogs and think you all are the most talented, kindest young women! I love your faith and the scripture you include in your posts. I am so relieved to read about Chance. My husband came to bed last night while I was still on my laptop and I showed him your blog and told him all about the relationships, the “blind date” to Round Top last year between Courtney and your sister – the whole deal – and he said with a look of wonder” Do you actually know these people?” . Well…….no, not at all…….but the blogging world is full of the most amazing people and I feel like I know them and I would like to know them………. Anyway, I had to comment and tell you that I am so happy for your sister and brother in law and will pray for continued healing. You were all in my prayers last night. Ann

  • Chaotic Bliss
    April 3, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    My dad had a brain injury last July, he was at work passed out and hit his head! He didn’t need any surgery, the docs said that the blood will soak up on its own. I didn’t understand but I figure the docs know what they are talking about. The first two weeks were rough, he wasn’t himself. But he doing better. They put him on seizure meds so that he won’t have seizures. Luckily he didn’t! But there was one incident where he tried to leave the hospital. But that was due to the head injury and all the meds. The doctors monitored him closely and did a few ct scans and everything was fine. They said as long as the blood does spread then he will be fine and it didn’t spread. But I am telling my story to let you and your family know that Chance will be okay! He is in my prayers and he will be fine!