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Update on Coach Bowen
This is where he spends his time on Sunday. He's a deacon, a teen class Sunday School teacher, VBS director, and a leader in Kids Talk time in our worship services just to name a few of his labors for the Lord. We love you, Van Bowen and know that God was and is in control.
Per request of the family, they would like all donations to go through Nevill's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
We are here at the church Monday - Thursday 8-4 if you would like to drop off a donation or you can mail your donations to us at:
Nevill's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church 113 CR 3210 Mt.pleasant, TX 75455
Nevill's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church PO Box 1334 MOUNT PLEASANT, TX 75456
*We will be posting all of the latest updates here on Van Bowen. He is a member of Nevill's Chapel, and we have accurate information coming in from church family that is with him.
From the hospitality house, a hotel, a garage apartment & last but not least an air mattress next to my favorite person's hospital bed. It's safe to say the past 4 weeks have been an emotional experience. As cliche as it may be, it is still profoundly true-
Home is where the Heart is.
It's been real ETMC, The Bowen's are heading back to CR 4844!
The rehab therapists and doctors will meet in the morning (Thursday)to decide if Van is able to come home or if he needs additional inpatient therapy. He is improving daily and is slowly regaining his appetite. As you can see from the picture, when he is not in therapy, he is outside or cruising the Skywalk. Words cannot even describe our love, gratitude, and appreciation we have for GOD as HE has
chosen our church, family, friends, and community to minister to us during this time. Thank you, thank you so much!!
Van is at rehab in the Olympia Center in room 302. Van is improving every day. We are so Blessed and Thankful for the way God is working in our lives and thank you again for all your prayers.
Van is still doing great! They moved him to east texas medical rehab today, he is in Room 302.
Van had another GREAT day! They will go tomorrow for 7 days of rehab. Charla said they borrowed a wheelchair and went outside and then on the skywalk. They had an amazing day to take time to enjoy Gods grace,love and mercy!
Traeka tube is out, Still waiting approval for rehab. Only problem is keeping IV lines in for meds. Please continue to pray for Bro Van!
Bro Van is doing GREAT!! He is talking and back to his old self! What an amazing God we serve and how Great His power is! Please continue to pray for Bro Van as he still has a long road ahead and as he starts physical therapy! Also please pray for the nurses and doctors!
Van is doing GREAT! All the tubes are removed but the traeka tube which now has an additional attachment and we can understand him perfectly! He is joking and back to his "witty" self. God is truly amazing! Next step is the rehabilitation center! Please continue to pray for the road ahead!
4-6-17 3:06 PM
Van is doing great and improving slowly but is improving! He walked 50 feet with his walker! Please continue to pray for him and his family!
4-4-17 1:00 PM
God provided us an amazing apartment and the girls and I had a great night's sleep. Caity went back to Dallas this morning but will come back to Tyler after work this evening. Van sat up quite a bit AGAIN this morning and worked hard during therapy. Ate breakfast and lunch. LOVE AND THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR PRAYERS.
4-3-17 1:15 PM
Van is sitting up and they have just taken the nose tube out! God is good!!
4-2-17 9:00 AM
Just called the hospital and Van is still moving forward. He rested great last night and he only threw up once yesterday afternoon. Spent the biggest part of the day on Saturday off the ventilator. Words of thank you are not sufficient to express my gratitude for everyone. We are going to go to the morning service at Green Acres Baptist Church this morning. Love everyone so much and please continue to pray.
3-31-17 1:22 PM
Van ate ice cubes and jello and drank grape juice today. He is healing and having a great day so far!
3-31-17 9:46 AM
They have put in the Trachea tube and it is doing great! Please continue to pray for recovery!
Please also pray for the Beard family as they lay a loved one to rest this morning.
3-30-17 11:30 AM
Please pray for Bro Van, he is not being able to hold down the protein shake that they are giving him and also he is having trouble with his breathing still. They plan on putting in the trach tomorrow morning and see how he does with that. Please pray for the doctors and nurses as they work and monitor him, there are different parts of his body that are hurting and they are watching that it's hard for his body to heal. But overall he is still doing good and the healing process is slow but improving.
3-29-17 1:50 PM
They took all the tubes out due to nausea, so they are out and he is trying to breathe on his own.
3-29-17 9:35 AM
Bro Van had a good night last night, he has a little low-grade fever that they are watching. They did cultures today.
Please also say a pray for Van's mom, She fell last night and is now back at the nursing home.
Continue to pray for the vans family and the doctors and nurses that are tending to him.
Also, Pray for the Beard family and Coach Stanage family and students that are involved.
Bro Glenn, Bro Shawn, and Bro Travis went and saw Bro Van today, He looks good and his heart is still in afib due to the injuries that he had. They still have not taken the respirator out and not sure when they will do so. Continue to pray for him and Charla and the family. Charla expressed her appreciation that everyone has shown and the love and support for van and the family.
3-28-17 8:15 AM
Vans Heart has got out of Afib this morning and is doing good. He is having a hard time keeping the food from his feeding tube down so please pray for that. Vitals are good and he is resting this morning.
3-27-17 10:06 AM
From Carly Bowen:
Dad had a fantastic night last night! He got a lot of rest yesterday and woke up this morning showing that his fever had gone down:)
Like I said, we have about 48 hrs till we hear any new news, so please keep praying!!
We cannot thank you all who came to see him yesterday:) He's so loved and cared for by soo many!
3-26-17 11:18 AM
Great Report... ribs look better, the pancreas has about a 50% chance of healing, lungs look good, and the diaphragm is healing. In 48 hours, we will know more. Only concern is a low-grade fever.
The doctor just came out and said everything went very well, and he closed him up. They put drain tubes in as a precaution. The hip doctor thinks that he will not have to have hip surgery. The diaphragm mesh is working well.
They plan to replace the vent with a tracheotomy as soon as they can because he has been fighting the tube.
3-26-17 9:14 AM
Surgery will begin within the hour. Will update after surgery.
3-25-17 2:56 PM
Surgery postponed until Sunday.
3-25-17 11:26 AM
They have postponed his surgery until this afternoon. Please continue to pray for the family.
3-25-17 10:03 AM
Please pray for Bro Van He has just has gone back to surgery, We need to pray pray!
From Charla Bowen
3-25-17 10:13 AM
We woke up once again to the great news of God's amazing work last night. Vital signs were good and no increase in pain medication throughout the night. Van will be going into his second surgery at 10:00 this morning. He has been so strong and has made tremendous progress thus far, so we are so excited and hopeful to see the amazing work and healing God has prepared for him.
After all, He is the ultimate Coach, and I know He will guide the medical team that's set in place, to fix up our guy, and will continue to work miracles that are "not of this world"!!
Our heart's are humbled at the kindness and generosity shown to us during this time. I am trying my best to respond to everyone, especially the sweet students that are texting to Van's phone. He loves you all very much! And we are sharing all of your kind words and thoughts with him! It never mattered where we were or what we were doing, he would always make time for our sweet kids of MPISD.
Thank you for your prayers and please continue with them! The power of prayer is working right before our eyes!! 🙂
Thank you all so much again,
Charla, Caity, and Carly
3-24-17 10:30 PM
His surgery is scheduled for 10 am in the morning.
They had to sedate him more because of pain. his liver and pancreas are in bad shape.
The pancreas is critical with no plan of action as of yet.
Pelvis shattered, broken hip. but tons of improvement after first surgery at 4 am this morning!
Surgery will tell us more in morning.
The family can not express how grateful they are for the prayers, support, calls, posts, visits!!!!
Please continue to also say a prayer for the Angelica Beard family and coaches and students of Mount Pleasant ISD.
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