February 10, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011 7:00am

I know you are waking up this morning looking for an update.
Nancy went home to spend the night and be with Kelsey. That was a HUGE step for her (if you're a mom you understand what I'm talking about). I stayed the night in Garren's room.

Last evening I requested that they drop the ventilator rate. Sunday they had it set at 8, and Garren was breathing at 12 (I'm pretty sure the number represents breaths per minute), which means he was doing some breathing on his own. Since his surgery on Monday they have had the ventilator set at 14, and Garren has not attempted to breathe over that. They have kept it so high because they don't want the CO2 levels to get to high in his system. (The brain responds to high levels of CO2, that what makes us take a breathe).

I asked them to drop the rate on the ventilator, just to see if Garren would respond. They dropped it to 10, and he did begin breathing. A good sign. But they ended up increasing the ventilator rate because the ICP (pressure on his brain) began to increase. There are so many factors playing into all of this. The body is unbelievably complex. The brain even more so.

I continue to pray for healing. I laid my hands on Garren and prayed to God to heal and restore Garren's brain.

They are going to take Garren for an MRI later today. This may or may not be useful. It is essentially a snapshot of his brain at that moment. It is in no way a predictor of outcomes. They are looking to see if they can see any signs of damaged tissue.

Thank you for the continued support.


Chris Hogan said...

Continuing to pray this morning for complete healing. The Hogans

Anonymous said...

Dear Geoffery and Nancy,
We continue to "stand in the gap" for your Garren.
Praying constantly,
The Tripps

Anonymous said...

Huge step for Nancy last night, but thankful she was given the strength to do it. We're praying for all of you as you face each new day. In for the long haul, Karen

Kitty @ Four Little Toms and a Mom said...

So glad Nancy took such a courageous step, but I know it must have been terribly difficult. Praying for her right now, for unexplainable peace so that Kelsey feels
God's peace through Mom.

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jtibbetts001 said...

Thanking God this morning for small miracles, and praying there will be many more positive signs today! My daughter was so happy to hear of the positive changes you are beginning to see. I know all of the kids at school are beside themselves with worry for their friend. He is a well-loved boy!

As a mom of 4, I know how hard it must have been for Nancy last night. Hopefully she was able to sleep soundly and renew her strength.

The Tibbetts Family

Anonymous said...

The Janes family is in our thoughts and prayers daily. I have shared this with may prayer worriers god is our strength.
Rose and Nathan

Diann Harvey said...

I am thankful that the Lord has given Nancy the strength to get some rest at home...we continue to lift Garren and your family up in prayer yesterday, today, and all the tomorrows...

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear Nancy went home for a while; prayed especially for extra special strength and peace in the past days. We have good friends and family in FL, MI and NC, upholding Garren in prayer.

Dawn Randolph

Michelle Singleton said...

We thank God for the breathing report and look forward to more positive signs as we continue to trust our powerful and almighty God for complete healing. He is able!

Anonymous said...

so im guessing this is a good thing?
and i caint wait to come see yall again this saterday for garrens birthday party with danielle and heather
~Christi Mayhew

WolfpackEE said...

We're praying for you all, Geoffrey. Stay strong, I'm sure it's tough. BTW, Vanessa said if you ever need someone to pick up your daughter at CATA to let us know. Adam goes there and Vanessa works right across the street.

The Wilson's said...

Thank you for taking the time to update. Praise God that his body responded in breathing. Please know that we are continuing to pray for healing - From VA to GA, so many people in my work place have their church's lifting Garren up in prayer! We continue to pray for you all, you, Nancy, Kara and Kelsey. We pray and we wait with you.....

Anonymous said...

Psalm 33: 20-22
We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield

In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust
in his holy name

May your unfailing love rest upon us,
O Lord, even as we put our hope in you

Expecting complete healing for Garren

The Norman's

Anonymous said...

Geoffrey, I went to school with Nancy, Elementary thru High School. Please let her know that your family is in my prayers. I emailed with her when you were in Vegas but have since lost contact.

Our friend Lisa Wallace Thompson posted about your son on her facebook page and posted your blog so we could keep up-to-date with what is going on.

Please send my love to Nancy!

Pam Kiser Rice

Anonymous said...

Geoffrey & Nancy,
Want you all to know that we are with you in this long haul for Garren. We can't tell you how much we have been thinking and praying for him and your family. We've been soaking in the scriptures that you've been posting and believing in his word. We believe a great miracle will be shown. I can tell you that it's amazing what effect Garren's situation has had on our family alone. I opened Kat's bedroom door the Tuesday night and she had her bible open reading...clinging to scriptures of healing. When in the car, the kids used to want to change the christian station to the "cooler" one, now they leave it on 91.9 and sing to the top of their lungs or just quietly listen to the words with Garren on their minds and hearts. We are with you guys all the way..in constant prayer, in faith, in believing and in waiting.

Love to you all,
Ritchie, Donna, Racheal, Katherine, Luke, Madelyn and Brady Edwards

Anonymous said...

Surely He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows....and by His wounds we are healed.
Isaiah 53:4-5

by Jesus' wounds Garren is healed.
Thank you Lord Jesus, thank you for healing Garren.

Acts 4:29-30
"..Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus."

Anonymous said...

so very thannkful for the up-dates of good news! Said a special prayer for Nancy, that is one emotion I can relate to as a mom! Garren is in our thoughts and prayers throughout the entire day. When I drop my children off at school in the mornings the last thing I remind them is to pray for you all every minute that you come to their minds..and then as Nancy told Morgan the other day.,...that we love each other! I was awake in the wee hours of the morning 3:23 to be exact...praying for healing for Garren!! We are praying for wisdom for the doctors, unexplainable peace for the family, and HOPE in knowing that Abba Father hears our prayers!!!I prayed this am that Jesus would wrap his arms around Garren and that Gareen would feel his presence in a strong way!!!
Morgan and I would like to visit again next week. We love you guys and are believing with you for Garren's healing!!!
<>< the wingate's

Anonymous said...

Not only did the kids at Garren's school wear yellow but also the kids at Porter Ridge...hope he gets better soon!!

Maddie Love said...

yea i wore yellow 4 garren on friday :)