Update on Matthew; next steps moving forward (The Prices Write, April 2020

Update on Matthew; next steps moving forward (The Prices Write, April 2020

As most of you know, our 21-year old son, Matthew, was in a severe motorcycle accident near Walnut Creek, California, on January 18. He spent 46 days in the hospital and underwent ten surgeries, including the amputation of his left arm at the elbow. We praise God for sparing Matthew’s life during the accident and […]

Matthew's car sold; referrals sent to other hospitals; moving to KC this weekend

That was fast! The weather in Slavonski Brod, Croatia: sometimes sunny, sometimes snowy! Once again, I wanted to thank you all for your prayers for Matthew and us. Here’s the latest: We have now finished the paperwork requesting that Matthew’s medical records be sent to three hospitals along with a referral from his UCSF surgeon, […]

Kirsten safe and sound back at home in Croatia

Kirsten safe and sound back at home in Croatia

Praise God that Kirsten is home safe and sound in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, with Pamala and the kids! Her BFA dorm parents worked so hard to get her to the airport early in the morning, and she was able to fly from Basel to Amsterdam to Zagreb. Pam picked her up at the airport, and now […]

Very discouraging news about Matthew’s nerve treatment options

Today Matthew had his nerve testing (EMG) and consultation with the team of doctors at UCSF. Unfortunately, the tests showed that all the nerves for his shoulder and arm were torn out of the spinal cord so that there is nothing they can do. They will not do the nerve transfer surgery that we were […]

Matthew’s follow up pain appointment; prayer requests

Matthew’s follow up pain appointment; prayer requests

Thank you for your prayers for Matthew and us. Today Matthew had his first follow-up appointment after being discharged from the hospital. The appointment was to evaluate how his pain has been since he left the hospital and to see what adjustments need to be made to his medications. We are thankful that Matthew’s pain […]

Update on Matthew in San Francisco & Pam and the kids in Slavonski Brod, Croatia

Update on Matthew in San Francisco & Pam and the kids in Slavonski Brod, Croatia

The pictures are of Pamala, Daniel and Ariela with dear Croatian friends who came over for a meal, and of Ariela playing stewardess and writing out the luggage tag for their upcoming trip back to the States. Thank you all for praying for us. Matthew’s pain level has been better, but can still be high […]

Matthew out of the hospital!

Matthew out of the hospital!

Thank you for praying for us and for your patience in waiting for an update. Yesterday was a very eventful day, so I never had time to write an update. Matthew was discharged from the hospital yesterday (Wednesday, 3/4) at 2 p.m. PST. Hallelujah! He had been in the hospital for 46 days, so this […]

Pray requests for Matthew including pain management & hospital discharge

Thank you for your continued prayers for Matthew and us. He is scheduled to be discharged from UCSF Medical Center on Tuesday. However, that can only happen if his pain can be managed at that time as an outpatient, without an IV, and assuming that his amputation wound heals. Please pray for both of those […]

Matthew’s amputation surgery over

Thank you to all who have been faithfully praying for Matthew. His surgery went well. There were no complications or excess blood loss; he did not need a transfusion. The surgeons performed an elbow disarticulation amputation. That means that they separated and removed the forearm from the upper arm at the elbow joint. In other […]

Matthew’s amputation surgery at noon PST

In a few minutes, Matthew will be taken down to prepare for surgery, which is scheduled in an hour for noon PST. They will be amputating part of his left arm, but they will not know how much of the arm until they begin the operation and find out the condition of the dead tissue. […]