Ericka had some small victories and a few set-backs this weekend…

Ericka had some small victories and a few set-backs this weekend…

Hello everyone – I hope you all are doing well. Ericka had some small victories and a few set-backs this weekend. She is still unconscious (medically) and is being aided by a ventilator for breathing and oxygen. Mechanically, her heart is working well (it’s beating on its own). However, we are waiting on the right ventricle to fully recover. For now, she is connected to a machine that is doing the work while this area of the heart continues to heal. Her body has been through a lot and it’s going to take a bit more time to mend.

Watching my daughter suffer in this way is unconscionable and I’ve come to understand a much deeper meaning of fatherhood. I sincerely hope that no one else ever has to endure this type of helplessness and pain as it relates to their children. I am not good. My resolve, however, is strong and Ericka’s is too!! So dry your eyes and don’t you worry, she’s going to battle through this…count on it!

Another big thank-you to all of the friends and family that have continued to be unflappable during this season. Your heartfelt expressions of love for Ericka will never (ever) be forgotten. PLEASE keep praying! I will send out another update later in the week.

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