WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) — The family of Beaufort County’s emergency services director provided another update on his status Wednesday night.
Carnie Hedgepeth was involved in a crash on Monday in western Pitt County while riding his motorcycle. He was admitted to ECU Health in Greenville and was battling a variety of injuries to his face along with brain bleed and other internal injuries.
Thursday afternoon, the family provided this update to the Arthur Christian Church Facebook page:
“Carnie’s condition continues to remain stable. Medical staff is utilizing various procedures including CT and MRI scans to monitor his injuries. The results of these assessments have remained consistent, with no worsening of conditions noted so far.
“We remain thankful for God’s provisions, to include everyone’s show of support and concern. We continue to ask that everyone remain diligent in praying for Carnie’s ability to be removed from the ventilator, and for him to open his eyes and be responsive again to verbal cues.
“We are now well into a “wait and see” period, and we remain committed to providing updates as Carnie’s conditions change. Until then, we encourage everyone to join us as we continue to worship God, and faithfully await the reveal of his perfectly timed plan.”
“(Wednesday) has been another slow and peaceful day for Carnie. Everything continues to remain stable, with no declines which is great news when we consider that the first 3 days of injuries such as his are typically the worse.
“Romans 8:26-27 says, “26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God”
Wednesday morning, the church posted an update from the Hedgepeth family on its Facebook page.
“Carnie’s condition remained stable through the night. His vitals continue to trend in a positive direction. He is breathing slightly over the ventilator now, so medical staff is working to slowly wean him off the machine.”
The church also listed a way to keep up with Hedgepeth’s progress and to submit cards to the family.
“Due to COVID restrictions, visitations will be restricted to immediate family members only. We will be utilizing the social media pages of Arthur Christian Church (https://www.facebook.com/arthurchristianchurch) and Beaufort County’s Office of Emergency Services (https://www.facebook.com/bcemergencymanagement) to provide updates regarding Carnie’s condition and any needs that may arise. We encourage everyone to monitor these sites for information and ask that you refrain from messaging and / or calling Melody as she focuses her attention on Carnie.
“Cards and condolences can be mailed to 1882 Fishpond Rd., Farmville NC 27828“
On Tuesday evening, a prayer service was held at Arthur Christian Church in Bell Arthur for Hedgepeth and his family.