February 10, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:00pm

I love our doctors. I hate our doctors. These men and women are gifted, intelligent, and very knowledgeable in what they do. I thank God for the work that they do. I also get a sinking sick feeling every time I talk to them. I hang on every word, waiting for them to say something that is going to rip my heart out. It is excruciating at times to listen to them talk.

Today they did an MRI on Garren. I was dreading the moment when I would have to hear what they would say about it. They had warned us beforehand that the MRI would probably not reveal anything new - that it would just give them a better picture of what they were already sure had happened. Sure enough, they were right.

The MRI confirmed that the bleeding had caused the damage to Garren's brain, just as they had suspected. What does that mean? Fortunately, or unfortunately, nothing new.

The doctors' goal is to help keep Garren healthy by doing the work of the brain for him, allowing his brain to rest, giving it the best opportunity to heal. Time is our greatest friend right now. I told the doctor we have plenty of time. They do not want to do anything that might cause stress, so we will just wait. How long? It's impossible to know right now.

I am home with Kelsey watching Tinker Bell. We are having a great time together. I will spend the night in my own bed, then head back to see Garren tomorrow.

We had our quiet time together today. I read Exodus 19 & 20, and Psalm 73 this morning. This evening before I left we read Mark 6. Each time I pray with Garren. The end of Mark 6 says that the people implored Jesus that they might have their sick touch the fringe of his garment, so that they might be healed. I implored Jesus tonight, that he would touch Garren, and bring healing to his brain.

Thank you for continuing to pray.


Anonymous said...

We have time too, all of us, and we'll wait with you for as long as you need.

In for the long haul, In His love,
The Sisk Family

Anonymous said...

We are praying along side you.

The Kanipes

Anonymous said...

I don't know what to say. I say my prayers every night for your family as well as Garren.
Have a peaceful sleep.

Karen(Sue's sister)

Anonymous said...

The Hogan family will keep on praying as long as it takes. Praying for Garren and praying for strength for you whole family.

Garrett, Amy, Connor, and Eric

wendy said...

We are also praying along side you for as long as it takes. We will not give up.

The Pooveys

Marked 4 Life said...

Geoffrey....your very loved son and our brother is first and foremost in our daily prayers..We are heart broken over all that you are going through. We will continue to lift each one of you in prayer to our Mighty Father... Thank you so much for keeping us up to date on Garren's progress. We love you! Dee Dee, Jeff, Kyle and Tallon

Anonymous said...

Janes Family-

The Pasvanis family sends love and support to each and every one of you. We were hoping to stop by and wish Garren a happy birthday Saturday. We are keeping you in our prayers and thoughts.

-Nick and Stephen

Anonymous said...

Constantly thinking of Garren and all of you, many prayers without ceasing.
God Bless you all.
The Durbin Family
Randy, Kirsten, Kira and Carter

Mike Harvey said...

Pastor, please remember everytime your feel like your heart is going to be ripped out that we are all praying for God's hand to be wrapped around it keeping it right where it is supposed to be! Tonight at SB Monroe we prayed specifically for continued strength for you, and that every time you might get discouraged that you would specifically hear our prayers and lift you back up! We are here for you and will continue to be the rock on which you can rest and on which you can be held up upon! We love you very much and continue to pray for Garren to be healed! Last night in my reading I read James 1: 2 - 4. Find glory in the test of endurance that he gives us!

Michaela Larrison said...

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I pray that you will have strength through this difficult time. I have AIG reading with Garren, and I think he is hilarious. I look foward to seeing him at school soon! God bless your family.
Michaela Larrison and family

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

Amazing the love that pours out. When I started to make dinner, two of the boys said, "no, Mom, we're fasting." No request on my part- they just heard the idea from Jen's message or someone at CATA and decided on their own, simply because they wanted to connect to the Lord while praying for Garren. I read about the MRI and simply think of one word... undaunted. So we fast.

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

Especially now arms being held high. No weariness.

Anonymous said...

As I read your blog my heart breaks.
I pray and pray and pray that God brings healing to Garren body.
As I search through Gods word,this scripture just seems to bring peace and comfort to my broken heart. I hope it will bring you the same.
Jude 1:25
All glory to him who alone is God,our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present,and beyond all time! Amen
Love you and the family, the Norman's

diana showman(friend of Grace Cook) said...

Praying for Garren and the family. The good news out of all the bad news, God made us so I know he can heal us. The waiting breaks our hearts. Praying that God will give you all strength and comfort.

Neal & Terrie said...

Good morning Nancy and Geoff. Just to let you know we are thinking of Garren this morning. We continue to pray for him, you and the other children! We know it's hard on your kids also! May God watch over you all and we hope you have a blessed day!
We love you!

Anonymous said...

Dear family...we will wait with you, pray for you, and let you know that we all love all of you...another day...God has it planned, try to embrace His love...love, Sandy & Russ

Melanie said...

Praying for you and your family...
recently my mom had a brain injury that doctor's said would have killed 80% of people. She is now talking and even walking some. Praying for miraculous recovery for your son.

Anonymous said...

we undertstand you clinging to every word that the doctors say...that is how we are here at home...reading your blog each day! Thank you so much for the up-dates. My heart was so heavy this morning reading and I asked Abba Father, "what now?" .Just as we know our children and their tones, He knows me and my tone....and our Haeavenly Father gently saids..."you wait, you pray, and you seek my face."
So seeking Him for Garren today!!
<>< the wingate family

Jennifer Thoms said...

What a precious picture you paint for me Geoffrey, a father praying and petitioning heaven for his son's healing. I know Garren is hearing every word spoken and that your words spoken, God's word, is as healing to his body as the medical care he is receiving.
Continuing to pray and fast.

Love to you, Nancy, and the girls.

Anonymous said...

We are thinking about each member of your family...those at the hospital and those at home. We pray during the day for Garren and your family. "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" Psalm 33 20-22. We will Wait as long as it takes and will pray as much as it takes. We are Kat's Nana and Papa Tom and we are so sorry that you all have to endure this experience...perhaps it will make us all pray a little harder, trust a little more...wait a little longer...the answers will come. Love in Christ, Tom and Lynda

Anonymous said...

Garren is in our constant thoughts and prayers...we are waiting and praying...thank you for all the updates, we hang on everyone.

Kimberly & Kendyl DeVonde

Lisa said...

I are praying morning, noon, and night for the family and Garren! May God's loving arms and peaceful presence continue to hold you through this time. We are here.

The Parnell family (your neighbors)

Shelly Ruggiero said...

We continue to pray,without ceasing, with you Geoffrey...believing for Garren's complete healing. It is absolutely amazing to see such love. We will walk with you, continue to fast and pray with you as long as it takes. Praying that our Lord will wash amazing peace over you & Nancy and renew your strength each day as we wait....We love you.
The Ruggiero's

Anonymous said...

Never ending prayers going up to our gracious and powerful God for Garren's healing and recovery. You're all in our hearts & minds throughout the day and night...we don't close our eyes at night until he's been lifted up once more.

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

The Mowery Family said...

Janes Family...our heart breaks for you! So sorry to hear of Garren's illness! We pray for your family and pray for healing for Garren! May the Lord wrap you in his arms and hold you tight during this time! We are keeping you all close in our thoughts and prayers! God Bless You!

The Mowery Family