Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Flynn Update

Here's the latest about Pastor Ralph Flynn:
To all concerned,

I talked with Mrs. Roger Russell (Janet) this morning. They had been with Pastor Flynn most of the day yesterday, leaving about 9:30 last night. Here is the latest.

Pastor Flynn has a broken jaw, is missing three teeth and may lose a couple of more which had the gum sewn around them to hopefully save them. He still has on a neck race and will keep it until they are sure that he has no neck or spine injury. The brace is keeping them from repairing the broken jaw. They are hoping to be able to take that step tomorrow, Wednesday.

He had a pretty bad tear in his lower lip which was repaired by a plastic surgeon yesterday. He had some cuts on an arm and a leg, and the suspected broken bones in them turned out to be negative. He has a bruised lung but no broken ribs. He has a "slight tear" in his spleen, but they seem to be unconcerned about that presently.

He is in the intensive care unit and is expected to be there for two or three more days. He remembers dropping Susan off at Camp Peniel, but remembers nothing between that event and waking up in the hospital.

For those who wish to send a card, He is in: (I do not know the room number of the ICU)
St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center
2200 Jefferson Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604

Please continue praying for him. We older guys heal at a slow rate and need all the help we can get.

Pastor Cox

2 comments:

Frank Sansone said...

Andy,

Do you have any more news on Pastor Flynn? The last report looked good, I was just was wanting to check to see if everything was still progressing as expected.

In Christ,

Pastor Frank Sansone

Andy Rupert said...

Yes, he is doing better and has been moved to a rehab center in Bellvue. He is having trouble walking because of a hip injury. But things seem to be looking better.

You might also pray for the driver of the other car, who caused the accident. No doubt he is feeling badly about what happened. Perhaps the Lord will use this incident in his life to point him to Christ.