Monday, June 1, 2009

Andrew's First Night/ Morning of Day Two

Andrew had a tiring but good first night. He is real tired and will hopefully get more rest throughout the day- but is telling us (through the breathing tube) "I will fight this" "I will beat this". We are so proud of him!!! He started exercising his arms and it sounds like he's got the right attitude.

However, we need prayers more than ever for the spinal cord injury that Andrew received. We need to pray for a miracle- pray so that he can be able to wiggle his toes. An injury like Andrew's leaves little chance for walking so we need a miracle. People have been pouring in their support, and that is so important- so thank you everyone.

Also- the nurses will slowly begin to decrease the breathing support throughout the morning. If everything goes well and Andrew is able to breath on his own, we should have him tube free by this afternoon- which will be so wonderful for him. PRAY PRAY PRAY!


  1. Many prayers your way for toe wiggling! Maybe the nurses can give you some feet tickles, that should help :)
    Keep working hard, it'll pay off.
    Thinkin of you tons.

  2. If anyone can come away from an injury like this its Andrew. I can't even think of one time that hippert set his mind to something and didn't succeed.
    Luke Peters

  3. You can do it Hippert! Hang in there kiddo. I know you can wiggle those stubborn toes of yours. Your in our prayers!

    Wilz & Jenny

  4. Go Andrew you can wiggle those toes! Many thoughts and prayers, Jake and I are thinking of you!

    Jake and Becky!

  5. Hippie-

    So sad when I heard what happened. Lindsay and I have been thinking about you ever since. I will have the Andrew Hippert update pulled up on my computer screen here at work just waiting for some more good news. Can't wait to see ya. Stay positive and wiggle them toes buddy. We love ya thoughts and prayers always.

    Andrew & Lindsay Shefka

  6. Andrew,

    I am so glad to hear about all of the progess you have made already. I know you will be able to fight through this. My family and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~Christine Buxton

  7. "u can do all things through christ our lord who strengthens u!" phillipians 4:13, best of luck we r continuously praying for u, callie and ur family, now wiggle those little piggy's! love matt and cayce

  8. Sue & Doug HahnJune 1, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    Thinking and praying extra hard for you Andrew! Your positive attitude and can-do spirit will carry you through this!

  9. Be strong my friend! If there is anyone I know who can come out of something like this on top, its definitely you! You'll be back in action in no time, my thoughts and prayers...


  10. hey hippert! My prayers are with you and your family! Stay strong!!
    Love ya,

  11. Andrew, you have been in our thoughts and prayers since yesterday morning when John called Sevag. I haven’t had the opportunity to meet you yet but I have heard about your wonderful sense of humor, your motivation to succeed, your fun personality and how good you fish. Sevag says you’re “a great guy.” I wanted to let you know that I have worked very closely with spinal cord injury patients at Northridge Hospital Rehabilitation Center and know how difficult and long this recovery journey may be for you and your loved ones. If there is anything I can do to help you or your family please don’t hesitate to call. My number is (323) 496-8843 and Sevag’s number is (323) 496-3915. If you need information/referrals when you come back please let me know (you or family members can email me at You will always be in our prayers. Have hope, it only gets better with time.

    Warm regards,

  12. Okay Andrew,
    Here's a shout out to you from the entire Aguirre/Pable clan!
    We have literally hundreds of prayer warriors out there storming the heavens on your behalf. We have been very aware of the effect of our prayers joined with everyone else's since yesterday morning--Praise God!!
    I have every confidence that you will be walking again, Andrew. It may be painful and may take a long time, but it seems everyone agrees, if anyone can pull out of this, it is you! Just remember, you're not doing this on your own....God is piloting you thru the storm. Follow Him!
    Much love and many prayers,
    the families of Robert and Rose Aguirre

  13. Andrew,
    I have yet to meet you, but I have heard much about you from Andy and others who know you. All I have heard is what a fun and good guy you are. I just want to wish you the best of luck with your recovery. Based on the updates it seems you are staying strong and making some great progress. Keep it up! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    -Shawn Hannemann

  14. Hey Andrew!
    We just wanted to let you know how much we have been thinking about you. You are making such great progress! Keep it going strong!! Please know that we will continue to pray for your full recovery. May God bless you and your family.
    -Paul and Michelle Coenen