Please Pray for Dan Hetrick
Wed., Aug. 24. 2011 2:45pm EDT
Please pray our friend and fan Dan Hetrick, who suffered a stroke August 14 while playing drums for his church's praise band. Dan's wife, Tonja, gave us the following update on Monday:
He's still in the hospital. We're supposed to talk to a social worker today about getting him moved to an inpatient rehab so that he can begin the hard training of regaining as much lost function as possible. Cognitively, he's pretty much the same as ever. Physically, though, the stroke initially took out his entire left side.. We have corresponded with Dan via email since the stroke, and he welcomes your prayers. Thank you.
Some motion and sensation has already begun to return, primarily to his face and leg. His arm took the hardest hit. He's going to need a lot of prayers and hard work to regain the ability to play drums again (not to mention everything else associated with the use of both hands!) We're looking at weeks before he's even home, and as much as a year or more for fullest recovery he can attain.
I've set up a Carepage for him where people can keep track of his progress and leave him encouragement: www.carepages.com/carepages/TheAnimalBeat. You're welcome to pop in there if you like.