Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Medical Update

Here's the latest email I received about Jeremy. There is an address to send money to help with his bills and there are also two mailing addresses if you would like to send him a card. If you want to call him then I can't help, sorry!

We have just spoken with Sparkie [Tuesday, 10:30 am CST -- Tuesday 11:30 pm, Bangkok].
After spending 4 nights in the hospital in China Jeremy is now in Bangkok, Thailand. The flight went well--Sparkie says he slept most of the way since Jeremy had a private doctor and nurse on the flight.
Here is the current medical report: Jeremy is in serious but stable condition in ICU but is expected to make a full recovery. So far, the hospital in Bangkok has done an MRI, CT scan and an operation to clean up his incision. There is blood in his lungs which is being drained through a drainage tube on his right side. His shoulder is not broken (as earlier indicated) but the doctors say he has a torn tendon, however he does have broken ribs. His vital signs are okay. Jeremy is on a respirator, sedated, and cannot talk at present. Sparkie is allowed to visit for 3 1/2 hours in the morning and 5 hours in the evening.
I also spoke with the insurance company yesterday about his mounting medical bills--Jeremy's insurance policy has a cap of $50,000 [half of which was used for the med jet flight to Bangkok]. Freed-Hardeman University has set up a fund to help with these bills when the insurance runs out.
If you or someone you know would like to help Jeremy, a check can be sent to:
Freed-Hardeman University
ATTN: Jeremy McGill Medical Fund
158 East Main St.
Henderson, TN 38340
Sparkie has been in contact with the local family in Bangkok--in fact they are allowing him to stay at their building. Also Sparkie has been in contact with two grads from Freed-Hardeman who live in Bangkok--Neale and Dalissa Bryan.
Sparkie says that Jeremy sends his love to everyone who has been lifting him before the Great Physician--to those who know him as well as those whom he has not met yet. Jeremy's mother was interviewed on a Nashville TV station:
If you would like to send a card or letter to Jeremy below you will find two options:
Bangkok Hospital Medical Center
Mr. Jeremy McGill
2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchburi Road
Bangkapi , Huay Khwang Bangkok 10310
or you can send a card (before February 12, 2008) to Ryan & Rachel Swanson (FHU grads) who will be attending a conference in Thailand:
Ryan & Rachel Swanson
ATTN: Jeremy McGill
231 Lake Drive
Pontotoc, MS 38863

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