Update on Dr. Henry Morris
Feb 16, 2006

On Wednesday evening, February 1, Dr. Henry Morris experienced what doctors think may have been a minor stroke. Experiencing dizziness and nausea, he was taken to the emergency room and admitted that evening. Over the next several days, doctors ran tests to determine what was causing his lack of balance. While able to rest comfortably in bed, Dr. Morris was unable to stand or walk because of dizziness. After a number of days in the hospital, he was moved to a rehabilitation facility in Santee, very close to ICR and his son, Dr. John Morris’s, home.

As of now, things are moving slowly in the rehab center. Dr. Morris is in good spirits and insists on doing as much work as ICR can provide him. He has very little control of his legs while standing, although in bed he can move, flex, and exercise them. He still has no sense of balance and gets nauseated when standing. 

Thankfully, the treatment has shown less damage than at first thought and perhaps more improvement than usual in this short time. It seems your prayers are being answered! Dr. Morris has enjoyed all the visits and appreciates your concern. There is no radio or TV in the room, and he seems to like it that way. He mainly lies in bed and reflects on God’s goodness and occupies his time in prayer. He also has been witnessing to everyone who comes in, and has passed out Bibles to many of the staff.

Even in this time of trial, we praise God for his goodness and provisions. The Lord in His foresight placed Mrs. Morris, whom Dr. Morris cares for as she battles Alzheimer’s, in Texas with her daughter several weeks ago, so she was not home when Dr. Morris’s health issues arose. Praise the Lord that she is being well-cared for, and that Dr. Morris does not have to worry about her as he recuperates.
Praise the Lord also, that Dr. Morris, though physically impaired, is mentally acute—soon after he was admitted to the hospital, he instructed Dr. John Morris to bring him a yellow legal pad so he could do some writing!
Lastly, praise the Lord for the prayers and concern of you all. Your outpouring of love and prayers has greatly blessed both Dr. Morris and the ICR family.