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Update 12/6/09 - 9:10 p.m.

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Health Updates

Matt was moved out of ICU on Sunday and continues to get plenty of rest as part of his recovery, per doctor's orders. Please continue to pray for patience during this recovery time and to honor family-only visitation until further notice. Pathology results of the tumor are due sometime mid-week, and we will keep you notified whenever possible.

Update 12/5/09 - 12:50 a.m.

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Health Updates

Matt Chandler recognized his surgeon and was responding well after a seven-hour surgery to remove a brain tumor. The operation started at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. The tumor's pathology report, originally thought to be available on Friday, is not expected until next week. Doctors were pleased with the surgery, especially after Matt responded to questions in recovery.

Update 12/5/09 - 4 p.m.

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Health Updates

The doctors have ordered Matt to get as much rest as possible in the next few days. For that reason and because his hospital room cannot accommodate many people, visitation is being limited to family members only until further notice. Matt will have a CT scan done today as is routine after brain surgery, and he is expected to come out of ICU on Sunday. When praying, pray that the Lord give ...

Update 12/4/09

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Health Updates

Thank you for your many prayers for Matt and Lauren and for our church at this time. Matt's surgery is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. CST Friday, and we ask your continued prayers especially during that time. We also ask that you respect the family wishes and not visit the hospital.

Update 12/1/09

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Health Updates

Pastor Matt Chandler will have surgery Friday afternoon to remove a tumor located in the frontal lobe of his brain. The surgery will be performed by Dr. David Barnett. Dr. Barnett told Matt that he was positive about recovery but won't know the full results until the surgery is performed. The doctor was uncertain about the malignancy of the tumor, and a biopsy will be performed as part of the ...

Update 11/30/09

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Health Updates

We want to provide you some guidance during this trial, a few details about Matt and a timeline in which all of us can actively participate over the next few days as we wait anxiously on the Lord regarding Matt's health. We rest in the knowledge that Matt is in the sovereign hand of our heavenly Father who loves him immensely more than we can comprehend.