My dad had a stroke while swimming this morning…
My mom writes:
Good people saw and pulled him out, called 911 and then one came to the hospital to tell us exactly what happened, came and waited till Stephen [my brother] and i were there and told doctors the story. Randy [my dad] has regained motion and grip on right side, is able to articulate a word or two, is alert and patiently awaiting whatever needs to be done while in ICU for the day. He can, slowly, stick out his tongue very very well!! We will see what next couple of days bring, expecting rehab / speech therapy over time.
Actually just videochatted with Theresa [my sister] and he said ‘love you’ quite clearly! Then went to nap after 2 minute call, exhausted.
Please pray for his swift recovery and that there are no further complications.
And join me in a prayer of thanksgiving for the kindness of strangers who pulled him out of the water so quickly and saved his life.