Spanking or Beating?
He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
John and I went to see his nephew Chad today. It is a very “iffy” time. Some kind of a sheath that covers the brain separated from the brain and if it does not re-attach, then there will be permanent damage. It has a 10% chance of re-attaching. Also, it is believed that he suffered a stroke during this event.
Nothing can be known about his prognosis until time passes.
He was sitting up in some contraption. He looked a lot better than last Sunday. His eyes opened and his mouth smiled. His eyes look very vacant. He is conscious, but with a tracheotomy, one cannot speak. He did seem like he was wanting to speak. However, his dad does not know whether he will be able to speak when the tracheotomy comes out. No one is able to tell him anything about the future of this 20 year old boy.
He will go to a place for respiratory therapy as soon as he is more stable. It is still unclear how his brain has fared. He will need to undergo tests etc… His dad said it is not even clear that he can see. (Maybe that explains the vacant look).
My husband, John, lamented the fact that his brother did not believe in spanking his children when they were young. He wept that Chad had to be beaten with guns. “Wouldn’t a spanking have been less painful?”
This is very hard for the Cole family. Please pray.
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