February 15, 2011

Tuesday February 15 7:00pm

Today Garren had a few more tubes and lines removed. It's nice to see these things being disconnected. About an hour ago, Nancy, Kara and I were standing around the bed and Garren's eyes opened up. It's the most aware I've seen him since Sunday. It was so good to be able to talk to him. As I reached up to put my hand on his forehead, I could see his eyes move up, looking toward the movement. That felt good to see.

We talked to him about what happened. We have a very simple story that we tell him: "You had a headache, the doctors did surgery, and now you are doing great!" We talk about his friends that miss him. We talk about the teachers that miss him cutting up in class. We talk about things that are going on at home with Kara and Kelsey.

Thanks for your continued prayers. Prayer for his brain stem. Pray for complete healing and restoration. Thank you.

24 comments:

Jamie Mowery said...

So happy to hear Garren has opened his eyes...and that he responded to your touch! We are praying for him... and for you! Another of God's miracles today! Praise Him! Bless you all!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you guys were able to see his eyes! Eye to eye contact is so powerful! What a blessing! We love you and continue to pray for you all. Keith and Carman

roy said...

So very good for you all to see and so very good for us to read about. What an awesome way to end the day with that news. Thanks for sharing. In for the long haul, In His love, The Sisk Family

Kristi said...

Awesome!!

Love,
KLP

Julie said...

This is so incredibly awesome! Our family continues to pray for Garren and all of you. I can't tell you how amazed we are at his progress. Go God! Julie, Joel, Kelly, and Adam Shiverdecker

Anonymous said...

It is so good to hear Garren is doing better each and everyday!We love you and continue our prayers for you all..Lots of love the Grasso famliy~

Anonymous said...

That is just awesome!! We continue to pray for you all.

Jimmy Collura

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing that answered prayer with us. We are continuing to pray constantly for Garren and his recovery. We are also praying for strength, endurance and peace for you and Nancy and your girls.
Lance and Jennifer Lassiter

Anonymous said...

We pray several times a day for Garren and y'all. Go Garren.
Or should I say, Go God!!!
God is great!!!

Anonymous said...

That is WONDERFUL news. Steps in the right direction. Praying for your family everyday.
Tracy Brailsford

Anonymous said...

Praise the ONE who holds us in his hands
For he is worthy of all our praises

The Norman's continue to lift all 5 of you up in prayer

Anonymous said...

Geoffrey,Nancy, Kara and Kelsey,

Tom, Rachael, Zach and I want you to know how much we love you and are praying for you all! Every night we sit in the kids room and read the blog for the day, and then we pray for Garren.. It has been an awesome opportunity to pray as a family and to lift you guys up and see God holding you every step of the way... We all stand together believing GOD for the best.. Let us know when and where we can help when there is a need! Love you!-Lynn

Mike Harvey said...

Just got back from prayer group at SB Monroe, we continue to lift up Garren and the Janes family! We are so very happy to hear of this exciting news as was everybody at church tonight! Praise God for his continued answers to our prayers. We love you all! The Harvey's

Kevin Conklin said...

I continue to pray for you all, for divine healing, peace the passes all human comprehension that will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus and that soon you will look BACK on this as a time when you experienced the Body of Christ at her best and the presence of God like never before!

V said...

Geoffrey, It was an honor to meet you earlier tonight. I went back and read your early entries regarding Garren, and it is amazing at the similarities with treatment and procedures. Although Clay suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in an auto accident on Dec. 28, your post about ICP (intracranial pressure)and other descriptions are so familiar. Our son was in a coma for more than 2 weeks with severe swelling of the brain. I'm so sorry that anyone else would have to experience the agony of having to wait and watch their child in such condition. Just find comfort in knowing that your son is in the very best hands, and he also has great doctors. As you know, God gives us the answers in his own time. Prayers obviously helped our son, and I pray that Garren and your family rejoice soon with a similar outcome. Please feel free to contact us if you feel the need to talk to someone who understands from experience. God Bless, Vee Thornburg

Anonymous said...

We check on Garren everyday, We are so glad to hear he opened his eyes again! God continues to perform his miracles!! We contniue to pray for Garren and the Family.
The Radford's :)

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to be able to look into the eyes of Garren & to be able to talk with him!! We're sooooo.....excited for this news...again just brings tears to our eyes as parents for you guys. All these baby steps are surely proving God's love & grace for Garren. MY GOODNESS HOW PRAYER DOES WORK!! As we read the blog each day we are once more amazed & marveled by God's goodness & his promises of blessings. We're still praying just as hard as the first day this happened and we will continue to do so throughout Garren's journey.
Can't wait to see what God has is store for him today...even if it is one more small baby step!!

Love you all!
Donna, Ritchie, Racheal, Katherine, Luke, Madelyn & Brady Edwards

Anonymous said...

What a huge blessing and wonderful news! God is indeed working every detail and loves His children so very much! Thanks for sharing your heart and faith with us Pastor Geoffrey.

Anonymous said...

Praise God. Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for our sins and so that we can go before our Father in heaven and commune with Him. Daddy, Abba Father thank you for loving us so, thank you for the Janes family, thank you for comforting them and strengthening them through this time. Thank you for healing Garren, we pray for complete restoration. Thank you Father.
In Jesus' Precious Name. Amen

Anonymous said...

Keeping all of you in our hearts and remain on standby to be servants for you in any way. Love and prayers continue. Del and Anita Kaye

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

This is the most encouraging news yet. We love what the Lord is doing here! Praising Him, never ceasing our prayers for your family.

lglaze said...

PRAISE GOD!

Anonymous said...

The Cianciosas continue to pray for complete healing and restoration on Garren every day. Thankful for the baby steps that he is making. So grateful he opened his eyes again and showed more awareness! Praying for his brain stem to heal... praying for amazing grace for your family and patience!

We love you!

Anonymous said...

there is nothing sweeter right now than to open your blog and read that you got to look into Garren's eyes again! Thank you Lord for such a sweet blessing!! We are thrilled and praise God with you!! We are praying for you all...Garren for total healing, for you and Nancy- peace that comes only from our heavenly Father- for your girls- that Jesus becomes more and more real to them on a daily basis...
for the doctors and nurses, that if they don't know Jesus they will before Garren goes home!! Along with wisdom from above to care for Garren. We serve a miracle making God!!
We are praying ahead of time for Friday! We lift you all up everyday and will continue to do so!! Thank you for the up-dates. We love you all!!!
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