Saturday, it was thought Rodney Guin would need a miracle to make it through the day. And even if he did, doctors believed the only chance of survival for the Haughton football coach would be a heart transplant.
Tuesday, doctors are telling Guin’s family a transplant is “off the table” because Guin’s heart has shown steady and significant improvement.
The Haughton football coach and athletic director, who was transported to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas on Monday has made physical responses to commands.
“We are hoping to get him off of the ECMO machine slowly,” daughter Mallory Guin posted on Facebook on Tuesday. “The doctors and nurses are EXPECTING a full recovery, not just hoping for one. We are loving the staff here and feel SO lucky to have been referred here. He has a long, long way to go, but we feel certain God has a plan to get him back to being Coach Guin.”
Guin suffered the attack at home early Saturday morning, just after he had returned from the Lady Bucs’ softball game against Mt. Carmel in New Orleans.
Guin entered surgery at Willis-Knighton North on Saturday afternoon where doctors stabilized the 53-year old in order to be transported to Dallas.
Guin is the winningest coach in Haughton history at 111-49. He recently completed his 14th season as the head coach.
Guin attented Grawood Christian in Keithville and Baptist Christian College, formerly in Shreveport.