Friday, November 09, 2007

Johnny Andrews Update

I've been in touch with John's sister, Karen, throughout the week. She is a great person and an awesome sister. She told me today that John is going in for surgery this evening about 5pm. From what I understand they will be fusing the 4th and 5th vertebrae, then fusing the 6th and 7th. She tells me that the 4th and 5th are the scary ones due to the fact that they are near the vocal chords and all the triggers that allow John to swallow. A good scenario right now would be that John come out of the surgery as planned, have a scratchy throat due to the procedure, then head over to Madonna Rehab Hospital soon and begin his journey of recovery.

John has been having a really tough time with his vastly limited limb mobility. He is bummed, really bummed. If you visit him at any time, be pumped and positive. Go see him on your best day and when you are in your most positive of moods. You know he'd love to see you.

John will be worked on today by one of the best Neurosurgeons in the world. This guy is THE man.

Stay good to each other people. Live well and ride safe. More to come.

7 comments:

11:11 said...

love you John.....

Anonymous said...

how did the surgery go rob? john r

cvo said...

how is he doing?

nacho_supreme said...

prayers and cyber hugs...

rfresh said...

John's surgery went well. The fusing allows him to be without a neck brace now. When I visited him on Sunday he was in a pretty good mood. He is confined to his bed most of the time. It sounds like his next move will be over to the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital soon.

sos said...

By chance, do you know the name of the surgeon?

Carrie said...

john I wish you well, and I am praying for a speedy recovery. It has been a long time since we have seen each other and I was saddened to hear what happened to you. Take care and never give up hope. Carrie Colbert Beam