February 09, 2011

Wednesday February 9, 2011 12:00pm

Garren is coming off the sedatives. I saw his foot move. This has happened a couple of times before. We are looking for intentional movement. One of the things that happens at this stage is seizures. If the movement is rhythmic, a regular movement back and forth, then it is more than likely seizure activity.

When I touched Garren's foot, it moved. I pushed on the bottom of his foot, and I know he pushed back. The movement does not seem rhythmic. It's easy to get excited in moments like this. Remember, we are in for a long haul. Was it seizure activity? There is no way to know for sure.

We will continue to pray for Garren as he rests, and his brain heals.

44 comments:

jtibbetts001 said...

WOO HOO! Hooray for some good news. I have been praying that you will see a positive sign today!! As I think about Garren each day, I do find myself getting excited...KNOWING that God will heal him completely. I have complete faith in this, but I have to "talk myself down" a bit, knowing it will also be a long road, not an instant recovery. Thanks so much for the update, I feel like I check here every 10 minutes. You are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers without ceasing.
The Tibbetts Family

Anonymous said...

yeah!!! we are praying. We are checking the up-dates several times a day as well. With everything we remind Morgan to do...brush your teeth, make your bed, pack up your backpack...we are reminded to pray for Garren. He is constantly on our minds and hearts and in our prayers!! Praying, believing, trusting and KNOWING!!!!
<>< the wingate's

Anonymous said...

We are continuing to pray that God is decreasing the brain swelling and protecting Garren from any infections or complications. Praise the Lord for the movement in his foot. We will start praying for purposeful movement from him. We are praying for stength, endurance, protection and peace for the rest of you. Please know you and your family are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.
The Lassiter's

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

Watching for updates. Praying

Anonymous said...

We are all believing God will go above and beyond the expectations of the Dr.'s!! So glad to hear about that small movement... It brings hope!! God is still in the miracle business. Love you all!

-Lynn,Tom,Rachael and Zach

Darin N said...

Just want you and Nancy to know that you all are in our prayers as you wait for God to heal and see a miracle take place. Our God is never too big or too small to take care of us and we ask His will be done for Garren. Randy and I just saw nancy the other week and did not know that Garrne and my grandson Drew played football together. Drew lost his mom 9 monts today to cancer and we know the heartaches that come our way but we also know the joy of knowing God is right there thru it all. You have our love, our prayers and if there is anything we can do, just feel free to let us know. We love you and lift you up to our allknowing God for mercy.

Sincerely; Cheryl Bouwlare Shaffer

Judith Bareham said...

What a glimpse of encouragement.
We do need to be reminded to stay the course. We always want instant in everything we do don't we?
In this fast paced age, I think the hardest lesson is for us to wait on God.
Just not something we are comfortable doing.
Continuing to pray for more small miracles.
The Barehamsx

Judith Bareham said...

Praise God for encouragment today.
We need the reminder to stay focused for the long term. We always want instant don't we?
The hardest part for us today in this fast paced life is to wait on God I think.
Believing God for more small miracles.
The Barehamsxxx

caitibear99 said...

That is great news. I will NOT STOP PRAYING until he is healed. You and Nancy have shown everyone what Faith is, Garren is going to show us what Faith can do.
Susan

Anonymous said...

We are praying daily for Garren!! I know he is a fighter and will come through this.

Tony, Amy, Taylor, and Luke Thomas

Julie said...

That is wonderful news! I can't wait to share it with Samantha when she gets home!

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful! Praying for continued signs of his healing!

Anonymous said...

Garren and your family will continue to be in my prayers. I know that our Heavenly Father holds Garren securely in His hands. Psalms 37:7 begins by saying: Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him, and patiently stay yourself upon Him.
Please know that your school family is also praying for all of you, and for Garren's complete recovery. W. Stegall

Anonymous said...

The First Priorty Group at Marvin Ridge High School is praying for the healing of Garren and the rest of you family as well! ~RK

Anonymous said...

I was thinking, Garren has both yours and Nancy's genes...you are there, pushing him to move forward through your readings, your love, and your faith in God...my hope is, he pushed back. A long haul ahead, yes it is...but with moments such as these, it makes the journey more bearable.

I saw a sign lit up at an old country church back in 1998...on that particular night, I was not at a good place in my life...The sign read "Just when you think it's become too hard to pray is when you need to pray the hardest." I've never forgotten it!

It reminds me constantly that there is nothing we can't give to God that is too hard...too hard for us, yes, but not for Him.

Anonymous said...

Marvin Ricge High Schools First Priority Group is praying for the healing of Garren and we are also praying for the rest of your family! :) ~RK

Kelly Tyler said...

Praise God! We will not despise small beginnings. My prayer continue for Garren's total healing.

Melissa B. said...

I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for Garren and your family ... this is a matter very dear to my heart as my husband suffered from an AVM nearly a year ago (2/17/10) and has made a remarkable recovery ... I believe his recovery was miraculous due to all the prayers and support we received. I have been reading through your blog and feeling taken back to nearly a year ago and immensely feel your pain, sorrow and strength all at the same time. You are right that this is a marathon, keep yourself paced and taken help when you can get it. I kept a journal through caringbridge during my husband's ordeal (and continue to update it periodically) ... if you want to read more about his AVM process you can check it out at www.caringbridge.org/visit/brandonbowman. I will continue to keep you all in our prayers ... God will continue to give you strength during this trying time.

Anonymous said...

We have been praying for Garren and the family every since Buck told us about this on Friday and will continue to keep you in our prayers. Buck wants Garren to know that the 8th graders at Piedmont are praying for him and send their love.

Buck Shaw and Family

Dory said...

We will continue to believe that it is good news! We will continue to pray, continue to trust and continue to believe. God is all powerful and all loving! We cannot rush things. All in His timing. He knows what is best and we must defer to Him. We will be there with you, holding you up, every step of the way, for as long as it takes! Love you! -the Allens

Holly said...

We are keeping Garren and your family in our prayers and will continue! May God bless him in miraculous ways!
The Skinner Family

Chris Hogan said...

Continuing to pray!

Anonymous said...

Rich and I are standing with you in prayer. Our hearts hurt for what you and Garren are going through, but trusting with you that our God is in control and will turn this ugly situation for good. Your nurse friend gave you good advice . . .one day at a time.

Praising and Praying,
Rich & Chris Charpentier

Anonymous said...

That is GREAT news guys! Jackson and I were just talking about our continued prayers for Garren and we both had prayed this morning for some positive response. Praise God for these victories! Everyone at my school has been keeping you in their thoughts and prayers. You all are also on the prayer list at Herman Baptist Church. Know that you have many prayer warriors out there and we will continue our mission! The Grotophorst Family

Anonymous said...

Garren

We will continue to pray for your healing and that you make a full recovery

Geoffrey and Nancy
I will be your Aaron or Joshua whenever you need me and for as long as you need me

We love all of you very much
The Norman's

Bert & Susan Tandy said...

Geoffrey and Nancy - Our love and prayers are with you and your entire family. Thank you for keeping us in touch with your notes. Fondly Bert and Susan Tandyder

Aleks said...

(although I dont know Garren personally, I've heard about him around school last year since he used to go to PRMS)
My family and I are so thrilled to know he's moving a little bit! But we pray for him all the time. Knowing that God is with you guys especially Garren is just amazing to know!! We wish everyone the best!!
~Aleks

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for Sunshine and your family and look forward to more good news.
Jimmy Colluratorade

Deja Kissiah said...

Yay! Finally some good news. I have been praying every single day and hour for Garren. I know that god has this all under control though. I have faith in that. I came to the hospital today and met all the family theyre so nice.We're basically all in this together with god on our side <3
Love, Deja Kissiah

Jim Busby said...

GLORY TO GOD!
Heavenly Father, You are so good and we see Your goodness in the way that Garren is improving!
I lift this whole family up to You, Lord, and pray that Your strength be their own and that Your joy be the vehicle they need for the rest of this journey.
Thank You for the Blood of Jesus!
Thank You for answering our prayers!
Thank You for Jesus and the power of His Name, for it is in that Name that we pray,
IT IS!

Anonymous said...

Just a note to let you know we are continually thinking and praying for Garren and the entire family. I check for updates first thing in the morning, when I get home and several times throughout the night. He stays on my mind. I am excited to hear about his small movements. Please let me know if we can do anything for anyone in your family. My co-workers, friends and family have all joined me in prayer as well.
Brian, Karen, Morgan, Madison and Landon

Anonymous said...

Just thinking of you and your family. I just pray as often as I can for each of you. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can help in any way.

Kristi and Jody Papst

Anonymous said...

All of you are in our prayers. Lamentations 3:22-25 Because of the LORD's great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, the LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him. The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him. I love these verses as we face difficult circumstances in our lives that could consume us. Our God is full of compassion and unfailing love. He is a God of HOPE as we wait... Andrea Sanneman

Anonymous said...

Please know that Hickory Grove Bapist Church and School are in prayer for all of you. You are our brothers and sisters and you are loved.

Jamey and Laura Davis

Rhena Lindsey said...

Just know your Memphis friends are praying too. We feel--well, I do not know how to explain it, but we are hurting along with all of you right now. But our hope is in the Lord that He might show Himself strong through all of this. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. I know you are. What a testimony you are to the world!

Anonymous said...

We prayed for Garren this morning in our staff worship time. We will continue to be prayer warriors for him. May you, Nancy, Kara & Kelsey feel the love, strenght, and peace of so many prayers!
Sarah Prewitt

Anonymous said...

I pray all of you are resting peacefully at this very moment. I found a story tonight that I really hope I get to share with you one day. It moved me, for many reasons, and I know it would do the same for you. In for the long haul, Karen.

Sherilyn said...

We are all praying for him. We still have your family's picture on our refrigerator from when you moved away from Vegas.

Dave, Sherilyn, Shane, Kayleigh

Joanna said...

My heart aches for you as I read your blog reliving many memories of my own battle with an AVM hemorrhage. My hemorrhage occurred nearly 16 years ago when I was 17. My hope in writing this is that you will find some comfort and encouragement in that we serve a gracious, loving God who still performs miracles today. The Dr.'s gave my parents little hope of my survival and if I did survive I would probably not be able to walk or talk. My parents waited, as you are waiting, clinging to the hope that The Great Physician would provide a miracle. Psalm 77 became their prayer daily. Praise be to God that when I woke there was no significant damage. I could walk, I could talk, and 3 months later I started college. I went on to become a nurse and now am a mommy to 3 beautiful kids. I will be praying for your sweet Garren but felt the Lord wanted me to share a little of my story to hopefully encourage you to cling to that hope that He truly does hear the cries of His people. Blessings to you all!!

emsmythe said...

An international group of people who love to pray for situations just like Garren's are praying for your family. We believe God's intentions are always to bless his beloved kids and his passion and desire is to see Garren whole and happy. We pray for Garren out of the surety that God's love for Garren is so much greater than anything we could ever imagine. God's really put Garren on my heart and I'll be here for the long haul.

Katherine
Alberta Canada

Anonymous said...

Good morning. I am Jason from Eastside Baptist Church in Shelby NC. I wanted to you to know we as a church are praying for you and your family. Our mutual friends, the Aldingers, informed us of your families' situation. May God hold you and keep in ALL times, never more noticable than through this trial. May Garren receive God's full physical healing and continue to praise God in this world with you.

Anonymous said...

Geoffrey and Nancy,
Just wanted you to know Byron and I are continuing to pray. Our Sevier Heights Choir family lifted Garren to the Lord last night and will continue to pray. Our choir is 200 strong so that is 200 more lifting Garren's name to the Lord. I read Psalms 5 today and know the Lord is Garren's protection and sheild. He hears our prayers! Love Byron and Daphne Fielder

Anonymous said...

Garren and your whole family are heavy in our hearts and minds,we are constant in our prayers.We wait,pray and will rejoice with you.Love you all,
The Jaimes Family

Ken said...

Geoffrey,

I am so sorry to hear about Garren! My family will keep him and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Also, my son will lift Garren up via a prayer request at his school (Shiloh Christian) in Springdale, AR.

God Bless!!

Ken Bohn