March 09, 2011

A Lot Going On

Wow - what a day. A lot has happened.

Garren did well with therapy today. In PT Emily really stretched Garren's legs. She really gave him a workout. At some points Garren would lift his hand, and his shoulders would tense up and he seemed to be trembling. Imagine what you would do if someone was really stretching out your hamstring. Good responses from Garren.

I found out today that a full size roll-in shower has been donated to us, free of charge. That is a huge expense. Thank you for your generosity - Nancy and I both are so appreciative of this gift!

We are working on getting the security camera footage from the day that Garren passed out in P.E. class on February 4th. I spoke with the head of safety and security for Union County Schools, and he said we have to have a court ordered subpoena in order for them to release the video to us. I have called a friend of mine who is a lawyer, and hopefully he will be able to get what we need. I want to be clear - we are in no way holding the school system responsible. This is purely for our own personal use. We just want to have a record of Garren's collapse. We want to have the video of Garren's last moments as he was just before all of this started.

We will continue to plug away here. You can pray specifically for Garren's left eye. It has been inflamed for several days. He had a bit of an infection, and now it is inflamed, making it difficult for him to close his eye completely. Because he can't close his eye, it quickly dries out, which causes it to stay inflamed. A vicious cycle.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

That eye situation has to be frustrating and very uncomfortable, to say the least, so we will specifically pray for healing.

Garren may want to see that video someday too, especially if the memory is blurry to him. If it were me, I'd want to know, just for my own peace of mind. He may feel differently, but at least if you have it, he has the option.

Continuing to pray for all of you. In for the long haul, The Sisk Family

Anonymous said...

Praise God for the shower and everything He has done. It is amazing to see how the Janes Family, the Church, and the Community have responded to this trying time. God is truly being glorified through Garren's suffering. God uses suffering for the manifestation of His Glory, the Sanctification of His Church, and the Salvation of His Elect. It is awesome to see God glorified.

Dory said...

Wow! God is SO Good! So glad to hear the good news about the shower. Will pray about his eye and continues recovery in every way. I passed this along to some friends who are in the construction business. Maybe they can help in some way? knowledge, materials, referrals, helping hands, etc. We continue to stay along beside you. Lve you guys! - Dory

Anonymous said...

woww! thats great! keep it up Garren! i am still praying for complete restoration of his brain. he is in everyones prayers. you have total support from people everywhere...literally! i will continue to pray for his eye to heal and for Garren to show more baby steps before he goes home. and also to show more baby steps after he goes home! love you all(:

love, Katherine Edwards!

Anonymous said...

prayers said for Garrens eye..

Brittany_695 said...

Your whole family has continuously been in our thoughts and prayers. I lift Garren up everyday as he comes to mind over and over when I see the braclet I am wearing. Your whole family's faith through the midst of this has been such a testament to your walk with God. Praise God for His awesome blessings with the donated shower and everything else He has done for you! He has you wrapped up in His protection and LOVE!!!

Brittany and Billy Woods

Lisa said...

Geoffrey,

Kenny will be working from home tomorrow. We can rotate between the two of us and help with the demolition.

We keep lifting you all up in prayer many times a day!

~The Parnells
4111 Tricia Ct.

Sara G said...

Praise the Lord for the progress Garren is showing! May God continue to work. For His glory!

Anonymous said...

Dear family...don't be discouraged...I know the "set backs" with the eye and such can be discouraging for you...we all want just more and more and more progres, so this may be tough...please remember how much God loves you ALL, and that we are praying for all of you...baby steps...but steps just the same...praise to our God! Love & prayers, Sandy & Russ

Anonymous said...

We just wanted you all to know that we continue to pray for Garren's complete recovery and for the rest of the family too! You all are amazing and you have encouraged us in your extremely hard time...imagine that! We are here for the long haul with you...
Luv from the Wensevic Family

Janet Haigler said...

If it doesn't work out with your attorney, I work in the Clerk's office in Stanly County and have worked with some judges from Union County. If I could be of assistance, just let me know. Janet Haigler 704-624-6846.

Anonymous said...

God is so good ! Thank you for sharing and keep us updated. We praised God with you for ALL Garren's many baby steps and for His watchful eye on him and your entire family. Praising Him also for His provision of the wheel-in shower. His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches you !
We will be praying for Garren's eye and continued prayer for complete recovery. Love & prayers, Rich & Chris

Anonymous said...

You are not along in your struggles. Thank God for the Body of Christ. He is using His hands and feet.
He is with you all the way.

The Reids