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Friday, December 3, 2010


On Wednesday, December 1, 2010, Mark was assaulted by his brother. He was hit in the head with a shovel handle and punched in the head repeatedly. He was taken to the emergency room due to bleeding from his ears and nose, and he was incoherent. By the time I arrived at the hospital, he was sedated and intubated. He was taken to have a CT of his head when 2 brain bleeds were discovered. He was rushed into emergency surgery to try and stop the bleeding. After 11 hours and 3 different surgical attempts, the bleeding was contained. He was taken into the OR a 4th time to relieve the pressure of a blood clot on the optical nerve of his left eye. He has multiple fractures in his skull and face. Once he is stable from the brain injuries he will need facial reconstructive surgery.

Currently, he is still in critical condition. The nurses and doctors say that all of his numbers are good (blood pressure, heart rate, intracranial pressure, sodium). Today they inserted a feeding tube through his mouth because there is too much facial damage to risk going through his nose. He is sedated and still intubated in order to keep his brain from working too hard and increasing the cranial pressure. There is no timeline for anything at this point. We are taking things hour by hour and day by day.

We appreciate all of the kind words of support and offers of help. We know there have been many prayers said on our behalf and we know they are helping, not only with his condition, but with our hearts and souls. Please continue to remember us in your prayers. There will be a family and ward fast this Sunday on our behalf.



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  2. Thinking of you and praying for your husband, you, and your girls. Please, if there is anything I can do, just send the word.

  3. I'm glad you did this. I hope today is a good day. You sounded better yesterday. You're all in our prayers.

  4. Scarlet, My family is praying for you. I think about your constantly. I'm so sorry you are having to go through this. After spending 3 months in the hospital with Mitch I learned a lot. My advise to you is to try and sleep as much as you can while he is intubated because once he is awake you will be very busy. And spend as much time as you can with your girls while there is nothing you can do at the hospital. Its very hard to be in so many places and your are going to be torn with who you should be helping. Keep praying!! The Lord knows what you are going through and he will be there for you. We will keep praying also. If I can help in any way please let me know.
    Annette Flygare

  5. Scarlet, thanks for taking time to set up this blog and keep us all in the loop. We're praying for you. Love, Jeni

  6. We love you and you have been in our prayers and thoughts. Thanks for creating this so we can follow. We wish we lived closer.