**UPDATE** 8/31/08 11:05 PM: My daughter and I went to the hospital. Chaz has been awake on and off throughout the day. He started out calling his mother “Henry” and saying things like his last name was “Diez” and his father’s last name was “Dirtwiggler.”
However, this afternoon there was much improvement. He began to recognize and identify his family members and the doctor says that his CT Scans do not look much improved but Chaz physically and cognitively appears to be much improved.
This is a day to day situation still. He could relapse or suffer significant cognitive losses as a result of his injury. He is not in a drug-induced coma, but on heavy medication. He will be in teh hospital at least a week – but to God’s glory he was taken to the #1 trauma center in North Texas.
His mom said he is definitely a miracle child. Prayers are working. The next three months are critical – he can do no physical activity AT ALL. Then they will retest and do a cognitive assessment at 6 months and that will be the long term prognosis. So – again, just as oft as you think of it please pray! It is all good news so far. He is on the road to recovery which is a great improvement from Last Night. Mom is concerned about breaking the news to him that they are selling his dirt bike and his motorcross career is officially over. She knows he will not be happy about that – especially with no memory of what has happened to him. His injury is called “Brain Sheering.” Parts of his brain has stopped working – apparently.
I am supposed to take my other daughter and her friend back tomorrow. I will keep you all posted.
THANKS AGAIN – SO MUCH. LOVE YA’LL!
Hey Blog Friends… I’m sending this out on the wire and asking you to pray for the Sims family.
The eldest child, Chaz, who is around 16 years old races motorcross and was involved in a serious accident. He has been hospitalized and is in a drug-induced coma. His injuries are apparently serious and numerous. His parents are Jim and Tami and his brother is Tanner. Please pray for complete healing, restoration and victory for this young man and his family.
After Justin died, Chaz would walk up to me at church and not say one word he would just give me the biggest hug. He and his family were very affected by my son’s situation and Chaz has been a good friend to my youngest daughter.
I appreciate all your prayers. I will post an update as soon as I have more information.