Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sorry about the long break between posts. It has been a great week and there is a lot to catch everyone up on.
Tuesday through Thursday Bruce needed to have his lung inflated. They had him breath through a by-pap which is like breathing with 100 mph wind velocity hitting you in the face. The by-pap filled his torso with air. This made Bruce look 11 months pregnant. He didn't like that! He lung is still deflated and he has the beginning stages of pneumonia with fluid in lungs. Thankfully there is not any infection in the lungs.
The pancreas and liver work together and the doctors don't know why his are not functioning properly. It could be the by-pap pushed too much air into his torso bruising the organs or it was an overdose of narcotic pain killers. They're working on it. He has a blood clot in his right leg but that's not a concern. At the time of surgery an umbrella screen was placed to block blood clots so they can't travel to a major organ and cause problems. Bruce is also still carrying a low grade fever.
Thursday night Bruce became and angel without wings. He finally got his halo. Carolyn asked him how he felt and he said, "like nuts and bolts." With assistance Bruce is able to spend a little time sitting up with his feet hanging over the side of his bed.
As soon as his organs are working properly, Bruce will be moved to intermediate care.
Thanks for your prayers.


  1. I am Mr. Bezzants room mom last year. We are praying everyday for him and a fast recovery. Dakota misses his stories he told last year in class. Get better soon and come back to Barratt. We miss your smiling face and great attitude. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Dear Bruce, Carolyn, and Family,
    We were really glad to get this address today at church, so we can keep up better on how you are doing! Our love and prayers are are with you. We were so sad to hear about the events at your house. Rich as a nephew that was crowned an "angel without wings",too, when he had a halo put on his neck. We pray Father in Heaven's choicest blessings to be with you in your recovery.

    We have wanted to come to visit but are not sure you are able to take visitors yet.
    Love and Best Wishes, Rich and Teresa Griffin

  3. I am one of Mr. Bezzants room mother this year...and we miss him terribly! So does his class!!! Braige is missing him and his stories daily. You are a great teacher and Barratt doesn't feel complete without you. We are all praying for you and for a speedy recovery.

  4. Mr. Bezzant,

    Torey wanted me to tell you how much she is thinking about you and hopes you feel better soon. I agree with the above comment that Barratt is not the same without you. You are in our prayers.

    Natilie & Torey Thompson