On July 2, Alex fell and experienced a medical emergency. He was taken to Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Testing determined he had a bulging disc pressing against his spinal cord. On July 3, doctors performed emergency spinal surgery to alleviate the pressure on his spinal cord. Alex is currently recovering in the medical intensive care unit of the hospital where he will remain for at least another week. He is being monitored and continues to make slow progress – as is expected in this situation. It will take time for the effects of the surgery, the anesthesia, and the swelling to diminish. His wife, Linda, is with him and he is receiving attentive care from the medical staff.
Alex and Linda covet your prayers for a full recovery and invite you to send them your thoughts and well-wishes via his Facebook page, his website (AlexBeaton.com) and the Baptist Hospital ‘Care Mail’ system on line. As yet, it is too early for him to receive visitors in the ICU. Alex and Linda thank you all for your love and concern.