1. Is Garren in a coma? This question is tricky. There is disagreement among medical professionals as to what the true definition of a coma is. According to Garren's doctor, someone who is in a coma is completely brain dead, with little or no hope for even waking up. That is the "technical" definition. Garren is not technically in a coma. Instead, his brain is injured and we are waiting for it to heal and recover.
2. Does Garen still have his hair? Yes! They had to shave just a little bit where the incision was made. I know many of you will be happy to know, Garren still has his beautiful blonde hair.
3. How long will it take for Garren to recover? One of the doctors today mentioned that the greatest period of recovery usually happens within the first 6 months. We will have a pretty good idea of what Garren will be able to do then. Like I said before, Garren has a long road ahead of him. He may have opened his eyes yesterday, but that is just one very small step in a long period of recovery. How soon Garren recovers depends on how badly his brain was injured, and how well it heals. We will wait with Garren each day and look for new progress.
4. Can Garren hear us? We believe absolutely that Garren can hear us. There are times when he seems to get agitated, and we can take his hand and talk to him, and watch him relax and calm down. We read our Bible to him twice a day. We play music for him. We play your messages to him.
Thank you for continuing to pray with us for Garren's complete healing.