Prayers for Brandon Smith

Discussion in 'Help From Above' started by Jim Weise, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. gszinny

    gszinny Platinum Level Contributor

    Prayers sent
     
  2. hwprouty

    hwprouty Platinum Level Contributor

    You got it Jim, get better Brandon.
     
  3. TA Perf

    TA Perf Member

    I'm sorry to read this Jim, give Beth a long holding hug for all of us in the Buick community.
     
  4. wovenweb

    wovenweb Platinum Level Contributor

    Hope to hear that he is making slow and steady progress on his journey back to us. Prayers sent.
     
  5. Troys69GS

    Troys69GS Well-Known Member

    Giving thanks for the technicians and quick actions, thanks to first responders, thanks to doctors, and prayers for Brandon.
     
  6. britt'sStage 1

    britt'sStage 1 A Lone Wolf In D.C.

    I add my prayers to everyone else's prayers. Mr.Jay B.Britt, Jr.
     
  7. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Just now saw this. Thoughts and prayers are on their way.
     
  8. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Thanks everyone, your support... it means more than you know.

    The latest update is that he was removed from the bypass machine, and his femoral arteries repaired where they accessed for the hookup yesterday. He is on his own and stable as of last night, with good blood pressure and heart function.

    The bad news is that they performed another CT scan, and noticed swelling of his brain now, and no brain activity.

    Today marks 72 hours since he was warmed back up on Saturday afternoon, and it is a benchmark number given by his doctors where we should start seeing some improvement, and they expect him to regain consciousness any time from here on out.

    That's really the next thing here, he simply has to wake up, so his cognitive ability can be tested. We have been told that may not happen until the swelling of his brain subsides.

    His family is gathered by his bedside daily, hoping he comes back to us.

    Thanks again

    JW
     
  9. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Prayers sent
     
  10. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

    Thank you for the update.
    More prayers sent.
     
  11. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Such a nice young man. Jodie and I send our thoughts and prayers for his speedy recovery.
     
  12. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Dash Riprock

    Best wishes for a good outcome. I'm hoping his youth will see him thru!
     
  13. Dana/Beth Andrews

    Dana/Beth Andrews Huc accedit zambonis!

    Prayers for this great kid and his amazing family.
     
  14. TA Perf

    TA Perf Member

    Beth, Jim and family, our deepest sympathy and prayers from TA Performance go out to you all. I'm so sorry.
    Sincerely,
    Mike Tomaszewski
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
  15. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Final update:

    We lost Brandon a few hours ago.

    Yesterday evening we received the devastating news that he has no brain activity and no hope of it returning.
    Further testing confirmed that he met the criteria for Brain Death.

    We discussed organ donation last night, but because of his medical history, it was unlikely that he could donate... and then decided to let it all sit for the evening and to sleep on it.
    This morning, his mother and Grandmother met with the doctors again, and reviewed their results and had their final questions answered.

    He was removed from life support, and passed shortly thereafter.

    I want to thank all of you that have called, emailed and messaged your support over the last few days.

    I am working in the shop, as it seems to be the best thing for me right now... but I trust everyone will understand that ongoing projects will be slightly delayed until we get him laid to rest.

    God Speed Brandon, rest in peace.

    JW
     
  16. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Terrible news. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
     
  17. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Jim, family and friends.

    I am sorry for your anguish in all of this.

    May the pain diminish and the good memories be strengthened.

    Michael
     
  18. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

    I'm so sorry for your loss.
     
  19. UticaGeoff

    UticaGeoff Well-Known Member

    Jim:

    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss.

    UticaGeoff
     
  20. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Sorry to hear this update.
    Our prayers continue Jim for you and Beth along with family.
    Please let us know if you need anything.
    John and Jenn
     

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