Jason had surgery this morning to insert a trach and feeding tube. He did well with the surgery and is now in recovery! Prior to going into surgery, his sedation was lowered and the vent was lowered to 45%. He woke up some and was apparently trying to mouth words to the nurse! Looks like God is preparing Jason for his road to recovery and getting him ready to go home to his family!! We stand in faith with Erin and their children for his full recovery!
The peaceful prayer and rally gathering will be today at 3:30pm at Huguley Hospital. Attendees are asked to park at the nearby Rudy's restaurant, if possible.
Thank you for your continued prayer for this family! The prayers are being heard and answered!
The beauty of humans still astounds me when I see love poured out so generously like this! Your prayers and financial gifts are so touching! Jason is still here with us and this family is still standing in faith for his recovery and healing. Thank you so much for caring for this family while Jason can only fight with every ounce of life in him to stay here so he can be here with and for them for years to come. Erin and the children are Jason's pride and joy, and anyone who knows him knows that is the truth!! He is also very proud of his career serving his community for nearly 3 decades of his life. Rest assured, you are being angels in human form for a wonderful man and family. I cannot wait for the day he wakes up and begins to learn of all the love and light that has surrounded him and his family during this time.
Thank you, each of you beautiful souls for being love in action for this family, even surpassing the goal we originally set! God knows what it will take to fight anymore battles on behalf of Jason, so we are trusting that all will be provided. We really didn't know when we started this that the financial needs would grow so large and go for so long. Yet, here we are, and this family is being greatly provided for and supported, despite the forces trying to harm them and block this man's recovery. But God is bigger!
Eternal gratitude and many blessings to each of you reading these words! 🙏🏼
I just received this message from Erin about Jason's current status as of this morning.
"Nurse doesn't have a current vitamin d level but is going to ask.
Peep: (Important vent pressure number) 8
Jason's O2 level : 93%
BP 119/71 (86)
Nurse did wake him up right before I got here. Jason opened his eyes.. Nurse said he did follow some commands like squeeze his hand. He did, but is real weak. Nodded his head!"
Down to 50% vent has been a goal from the time he was placed on it. The Peep number was way high before, 8 is a big drop. 93% O2 is wonderful and up from in the 80's at some points over the last 6 weeks. Squeezing a hand and nodding his head... that's just the miracle we have been waiting for!!
For many weeks there was little progress and it seemed doctors were not being very proactive in trying to help Jason wean from the vent. Once the hospital began feeling the eyes of the community, state, country, and even the world, things began to happen. So each of you sending prayers, sharing the story, sharing the newscasts and articles, and financially supporting this family in their journey...it's helping! And Jason is still in there fighting the fight of, and for, his life, too!!
We are trusting and believing in his healing and recovery, no matter what the forces of darkness try to do to stop it!!
The most recent appeal filed by the hospital to fight Erin's SECOND court order demanding they allow her to have the medicine and treatment of her choice given to Jason, has sadly been won by the hospital.
This whole situation reminds me of David and Goliath. Texas Health and Huguley, big pharma, government agencies... they are giants. Erin and her family are like little David with nothing but a sling and stones to fight back. However, as I recall this story I've known my whole
life, I do know David took just one shot, just one little stone, and defeated the giant! Those giants may seem invincible and untouchable. But if we can all come together with this family, we can be a mighty little stone!!
Thank you for your amazing love and support for this family! Please continue to send prayers and share their story.
For the record, this is the official fundraiser now. If you donated to any others the money WILL be transferred to Erin's account, we have been assured by GFM. However, we are relying solely on this site now for continued support for this family.