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Parmalee Drummer Scott Thomas Medical Update 10/25/10  1:30 p.m. (e.s.t.)

Scott Thomas has been released from Charlotte Medical Center. Scott still suffers from chronic and extensive swelling in his right leg. Medical personnel feel that his fasciotomy (incised right calve, on the left-medial, and the right-lateral sides, to relieve swelling pressure) and its closure surgery would be benefitted by additional time to allow his body to naturally aid in the fluid removal from this leg. He does not need to remain hospitalized while waiting for this reduction of fluid to occur. Scott will be able to continue to remove fluid,heal, and perform physical therapy outside of a hospital environment. He has made great strides with his initial recovery and physical therapy.   Scott has big steps remaining on an extremely long road of recovery. Concerned friends and fans should continue to keep him forefront in their thoughts and prayers. Scott’s most arduous task of healing lies ahead. Scott will battle the pain of the existing condition to induce proper healing. Scott’s chance of future hospitalization or outpatient treatment is undetermined and inconclusive at this date. The factors that determine Scott’s ultimate health and restored condition are contingent upon prayer, motivation, and hard work. The Parmalee family remains positive and optimistic about his continued approach and its ultimate result. 

Please continue to make people aware of their ability to help. The webpage is as follows:

www.helpparmalee.com

The Parmalee family would like to thank all for their continued support. Scott will convalesce and continue his recovery in an undisclosed treatment facility. The Parmalee family ask that Scott be allowed to recover without unnecessary distraction and his privacy be respected. 

thank you,

Parmalee

Parmalee drummer Scott Thomas update Tuesday 10/12/10 12:30 (e.s.t)

Scott has made remarkable progress since his removal from the intensive care unit at C.M.C. He has begun physical and occupational therapy treatment. The greatest gain has been the removal from dialysis treatments, and it is not anticipated that he will return to dialysis at this time. The medical prognosis is positive enough that his "port" for dialysis has been removed. This is an extremely significant step in his recovery. Scott has shown a dogged determination to push himself to the limits of his physical therapy. He has performed outstanding in his 4 days of physical therapy. His occupational therapy skills are being accomplished as asked. Occupational therapy would include task such as brushing one's teeth, dressing one's self, independent bathroom visits, and other normal "occupational" task. His abdominal area and the fasciotomy (incisions made to relieve swelling pressure) to his right calve are continuing to heal. Medical examination and wound inspection produce a positive report. Scott still has excessive swelling of the right calve fasciotomy due to excess fluid. Wound-vac treatment is still ongoing, and the muscle tissue is healthy. Scott developed a spiked fever last night, and it was treated and has been reduced to a more normal range at this time. He has maintained an irregular elevated temperature since his arrival at C.M.C. It has been more normal in recent days, however, it worsened last evening and was treated. Scott is in a hospital, while it is a place of healing,hospitals are rampant with germs. The Parmalee family continues to provide around the clock care and aids in the prevention of further germ exposure and spread. There has been no prospective date discussed for his release. The Parmalee family will continue to remain vigilant with hope, and associates are staffed to ensure whatever is necessary to ensure his uninterrupted progress. Scott encourages all who have been able to visit him by his good demeanor in spite of the circumstances.

Scott's younger brother was married this past Saturday in Greenville, NC. He was able to attend via the video Skype network. He was able to view the wedding and also be viewed by the attending guest. He also received a great outpouring of love from guest while the wedding reception was ongoing. He produced his signature smile for hours.

The Parmalee family ask for your continued thoughts and prayers. They also want to extend continued thanks for all support received to date.

Please make people aware of their ability to contribute to mounting medical cost. This is a legally established non-profit corporation, and corporate, as well as, private donations will be tax deductible.

The webpage is as follows:
www.helpparmalee.com

Additional benefits will be independently held in various locations. These events will be posted soon on the Parmalee website and details forthcoming.

Sincerely,
Parmalee

Parmalee drummer Scott Thomas update 10/5/10 10:00 p.m. (e.s.t.)

Scott has been removed from the intensive care unit. He has made progress with the removal of his bladder catheter and his assisted feeding tube. His bodies functions are gradually returning to what is to be considered a normal status. Scott has been able to eat small amounts of regular food, and his appetite is slowly returning. Scott has an ability to consume liquids (water, juices, and various other beverages). He is able to perform this beverage consumption unassisted. The Parmalee family is extremely encouraged by this forward progress. Scott still remains on dialysis that is administered when deemed medically necessary. He has wound closure procedures that are still forthcoming at the appropriate time. The Parmalee family ask that all continue to focus their thoughts and prayers towards his eventual removal from dialysis, and his ability to remain infection free.

Please pass this positive information along to all who remain concerned. As the days continue to pass, and medical bills continue to mount, please make all aware of their ability to help.

The website is as follows:

www.helpparmalee.com

The Parmalee family continues to be vigilant over his progress, and overwhelmed by the love expressed by all. Scott has not, and will not be left unattended, at any time. He will remain surrounded by the Parmalee family,and trusted associates.

Sincerely,

Parmalee

Parmalee's Drummer Scott Thomas Update 10/4/10 10 a.m. (e.s.t.)

Scott continues to improve daily. Scott has taken big steps since the tragedy date of 9/21/10, however, he is on a very long road. Scott remains in the intensive care unit at C.M.C in Charlotte, NC. He has made progress with the reduction of a prolonged fever. His temperature is still fluctuating, yet it is an a much more normal range. He will receive another round of dialysis today. The determination of kidney regeneration and the possibility of full restoration remains an optimistic topic among family, as well as medical professionals. Scott has at least 1-2 surgeries ahead. His body has fought off infection. He has NOT had infection; his body has not experienced any to date. Infection during any medical condition or procedure is dangerous. The deliberate continued postings regarding infection is to allow thoughts and prayers to be directed towards his protection from potentially infectious wounded areas and also towards kidney health. Scott received excellent bathing, grooming, and barbering yesterday (Sunday 10/3/10). Scott's physical appearance encourages all who are fortunate enough to be able to visit him. He also is becoming more cognizant of his situation, and his lucid correspondence with family is emotionally nurturing.

The Parmalee family remains overwhelmed with the continued love and support shown by fans and supporters. Please continue to make people aware of their ability to support through the this difficult time.

The website is as follows:

www.helpparmalee.com

We, the Parmalee family and all concerned , realize that life is a journey and Scott travels an arduous and long road ahead.

sincerely,

Parmalee

Parmalee drummer Scott Thomas update Thursday 10/01/10 12:00 p.m. (e.s.t.)

Scott was removed from his ventilator!. Scott is still sedated, however he has delivered something that we all have been waiting for. He cracked a raspy joke and displayed his signature smile! The Parmalee family remains vigilant by his side. Scott still has multiple surgical procedures to be performed. These procedures are not related to direct medical distress. These surgical procedures relate to the medical order of operations needed to continue his path to recovery. We ask that you continue to be aware of the serious nature of his condition, also realizing Scott moves forward. He continues with his dialysis treatments. Focus your thoughts and prayers toward his kidney regeneration, and toward no development of any infection. He does NOT have any infection, we don't want infection or misinformation to be disseminated that he has infection. Scott needs his rest to heal, and his direct visitation will be limited. No matter how encouraged with emotion we all are about his progress, we have adopted a saying, "We observe and we do not disturb". We do not discourage people from hospital visits; just realize he remains in the intensive care unit. Scott has a long recovery road and will need support and love through visitation for an extended period.

We all know that Scott looks forward to becoming increasingly aware of all the outpouring of love expressed toward him, the family, and band. Scott, being the loving, gracious and giving individual he is, will want to thank each and every person who has offered thoughts, prayers and deeds.

The Parmalee family again thanks all for their continued support. Please continue to make people aware of

www.helpparmalee.com

This site is a legally official tax exempt non profit charitable organization to benefit Scott.

Parmalee drummer Scott Thomas update Tuesday 9/28/10 11:30 a.m. (e.s.t.)

Scott has maintained an elevated temperature for the past few days. He will be undergoing testing today to medically attempt to pinpoint the origin of the fever. Attending surgeons feel that if he has an abscess or infected area that is discovered through this testing they will be able to address this during what will be his fourth surgery since this traumatic incident. The fourth surgery is presently scheduled for tomorrow, Wedenesday, September 29th. He remains critically stable. Scott is also undergoing his third session of dialysis today. The Parmalee family (present and extended) were hoping that he would be removed from his ventilator, as this is uncomfortable to Scott. The removal of his ventilator tube will enhance his ability to potentially communicate verbally. Surgeons are optimistic of its removal tomorrow or the following day. We appreciate the continued thoughts and prayers, and wish you to direct your focus to his potential infection issues and kidney healing.

Please continue to make all aware of their ability to contribute. This is simply achieved through:

www.helpparmalee.com

The Parmalee family remains strong and expresses continued gratitude for all love shown toward Scott.

Sincerely,

Parmalee

Parmalee drummer Scott Thomas update Monday 9/27/10 9:30 a.m. (e.s.t.)

Scott continues to improve daily. He is fighting through this tragedy with all the prayers of love that are sent out by fans, friends,and supportive newcomers to the Parmalee family. Scott has experienced a degree of kidney failure due to the traumatic shock placed upon his body. He is currently on his second round of dialysis this morning. We are hoping to be able to remove him from the ventilator that has aided his breathing up to this point.

All indications from medical personnel is that he is consistently and gradually moving in a positive medical direction. It is emotionally moving to see a loved one in such a dire condition. However, it is also emotionally uplifting to witness the spirit of a warrior battle against injury and infirmity at its most tragic level. Scott has been waging a fight to live for 6 days; this feels like a much longer time, yet it blurs by as we all (present and non present) members of the Parmalee family stand together.

Please do not forget to make people aware of the ability to contribute to the charity website through:

www.helpparmalee.com

Parmalee loves each and everyone of you. They thank you for your continued prayers, constant thoughts, and charitable support. Scott has a long road ahead. Parmalee appreciates and will need your continued support.

sincerely,

Parmalee

Update: Thursday, September 23 - 2 pm

A website has been launched by the band's business affairs team on behalf of the fans asking to help Parmalee in any way they can. The website is www.HelpParmalee.com. People can donate to help the band offset the enormous expenses that go along with a tragedy such as this. Fans and friends may also post their thoughts and prayers on this web site.

Update: Wednesday, September 22 - 7 pm

Josh McSwain, guitar player for Parmalee provided an update earlier today saying "I went in to see Scott after his surgery. His color is good today. When I went in to see him just a bit ago he was opening his eyes and moving his feet and hands some. As I held his hand I said to him "Scott. You're a hero. You're on every TV station and newspaper around." At that moment he squeezed my hand as if to respond to what I was saying. It could have been a coincidence, but I don't think so. He has had 2 surgeries thus far and will have another on Friday. We hope that will be the last one. The main concerns now seem to be the possibility of infections or pneumonia. But we are just taking it one moment at a time, praying, and supporting one another to get through this incredibly difficult time. We cannot thank enough our friends and fans who continue to offer up love and prayers. We can definitely feel the positive energy. Thank you all."

Update: Wednesday, September 22 - 11:15 am

Hello everyone,

We wanted to thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. Scott pulled through surgery and is in recovery at this time. We again appreciate all of you. Please keep Scott and the band in your prayers. We love and appreciate all of you.

Sincerely,
Parmalee

Update: Tuesday, September 22 - 9:00 pm

Hello Parmalee fans and friends,

We wanted to give everyone an update on Scott. Scott is still in critical stable condition. The doctors will attempt to get him in to surgery in the early am tomorrow. Please keep Scott and the Parmalee camp in your thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Parmale

 

Contact: Dave Rose
Deep South Entertainment
parmalee@deepsouthentertainment.com
Phone: 919.844.1515

For Immediate Release
September 22, 2010

Update on Parmalee drummer Scott Thomas -
HelpParmalee.com launched.

This news release is issued on behalf of Parmalee by Deep South Entertainment

Raleigh, NC - On Monday September 20, 2010, Scott Thomas, drummer for the band Parmalee, was critically wounded during an armed robbery that took place outside a Rock Hill SC nightclub. Parmalee had concluded a performance when two armed gunmen forced their way on to the band's RV and demanded money. Gunshots ensued critically wounding drummer Scott Thomas, who is currently undergoing a series of surgeries in a Charlotte hospital. His condition today was described by doctors as stable but critical.

The band continues to remain by Thomas' side and optimistic about his recovery. Josh McSwain, guitar player for Parmalee provided an update earlier today saying "I went in to see Scott after his surgery. His color is good today. When I went in to see him just a bit ago he was opening his eyes and moving his feet and hands some. As I held his hand I said to him "Scott. You're a hero. You're on every TV station and newspaper around." At that moment he squeezed my hand as if to respond to what I was saying. It could have been a coincidence, but I don't think so. He has had 2 surgeries thus far and will have another on Friday. We hope that will be the last one. The main concerns now seem to be the possibility of infections or pneumonia. But we are just taking it one moment at a time, praying, and supporting one another to get through this incredibly difficult time. We cannot thank enough our friends and fans who continue to offer up love and prayers. We can definitely feel the positive energy. Thank you all."

Friends and fans have been writing asking how they could help. A website has been launched by the band's business affairs team on behalf of the fans asking to help Parmalee in any way they can. The website is www.HelpParmalee.com. People can donate to help the band offset the enormous expenses that go along with a tragedy such as this.

Updates on Scott Thomas will continue to be posted at www.Parmalee.com.


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Contact: Dave Rose
Deep South Entertainment
parmalee@deepsouthentertainment.com
Phone: 919.844.1515

For Immediate Release
September 21, 2010

Parmalee Drummer In Critical Condition
This news release is issued on behalf of Parmalee by Deep South Entertainment

Raleigh, NC - Scott Thomas, drummer of Southern-Rock/Country band Parmalee, is in critical condition after being shot three times outside of The Money nightclub in Rock Hill South Carolina by an armed man trying to rob the band after performing at the club. "We are wishing for a quick recovery for Scott Thomas" says Josh McSwain, Parmalee band member. "The band is at his side and we are staying positive. Thank you to all the fans for the love and kind words. Please keep Scott in your prayers and together we will all get through this. Thank you very much."

Please send all thoughts, prayers, and messages of support to the band at parmaleeband@gmail.com.

The band respectively requests privacy. Please direct all business matters to Deep South Entertainment at parmalee@deepsouthentertainment.com or 919-844-1515.

For up to date information on Scott Thomas, Parmalee, and upcoming performances visit Parmalee.com.


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