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  1. The American Dream

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    We had a really bad ice and snowstorm here in West KY yesterday like we have not seen in decades. Just got word that Tom Butler, a fellow church member slipped on the ice in the parking lot of his workplace and landed on his head. He requires immediate surgery to prevent swelling and other injuries. He is being flown to Nashville Vanderbilt. I will keep you all updated, but in the meantime, please pray for him and his wife Janice. Could be serious stuff.
     
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    Is this the same Tom Butler on our board?? I will definitely be praying!!
     
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    I pray the Lord be with him and give the medical staff careful and wise hands.
     
  4. The American Dream

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    Yes same one. And thanks.
     
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    Oh, dear!! I'm praying. Please keep us updated.
     
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    Praying for him here as well.
     
  7. The American Dream

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    Update: Friday night

    Tom is at Vanderbilt, Nashville. His condition is critical but stable. The surgery has been delayed until Sunday to give the doctors time to make sure they know what they are dealing with. More updates as I get them.
     
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    Thank you for the update. Tom's a fine man. He will be in my prayers.
     
  9. The American Dream

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    Yes he is. I have learned much from him. He is a gentle, soft spoken, patient guy. He was the news anchor here for years. He serves as our Music Director, Chairman of the Deacons, and Sunday School teacher. In fact, I very much dread teaching his class this Sunday and the following.
     
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    Here is a slightly later update, quote from his wife.

    When Tom, Jr & I left him at 8pm he was able the lift his right leg off the bed about 4 inches!! Hallelujah!! And he could feel the pressure of my fingers on his right palm which he couldn't do earlier today. Thanks so much Brenda Dyson Cardin for keeping everyone up-to-date. Talk to you tomorrow. God is GOOD all the time!! Thanks everyone for your continued prayers
     
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    Just saw this. He definitely has my prayers.
     
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    Prayers for Tom and family. Hope to see him back soon.
     
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    Sad to hear this and will pray. Keep us posted.
     
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    Update noon Saturday
    Update on Tom range good on left side which is a blessing because he is left handed. Rt side still the same. Good spirits and alert . Love you all . Keep prayers going.

    Doctors are meeting to discuss best course of action. Will update later. Again, thanks for all the prayers.
     
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    Please let his family know so they can tell him that we are all praying for him and that he must get back to catch a rabbit. :)
     
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    Ohhhhhhh I just read this.....I love the guy......he is in my prayers. GOD be with him.
     
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    Update at 2 central from his son

    Dad is still stable. Today is a waiting day. We got two hotel rooms last night and we are going back and forth today. They are very strict on visitors. They have limited visiting hours in the trauma unit. Only two can go back for a short time and then they kick us out. He has his own personal nurse by his bedside 24/7 and a trauma team working on his behalf. Surgery first thing in the morning. It will last around 4-5 hours. Then back to the trauma unit for recovery. We should know more tomorrow afternoon.

    Please continue to pray.
     
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    His family is aware that all BB is praying for him.
     
  19. The American Dream

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    Bump to top. I tried to start a thread higher up so more people could see it, but someone moved it right back here.
     
  20. Dr. Bob

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    Moving this for a few days to General Baptist Discussion. We need to lift our brother in prayer and more will see it here.

    We will shift it back after his surgery and update.

    Administrative decision
     
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