April 11, 2011

Monday April 11, 2011

Today we loaded up for a trip to visit the eye doctor. Now that we're at home the doctors don't come to us anymore. Nancy and I are getting pretty good at transporting Garren in the van, maneuvering through doors and elevators.

The last time the eye doctor saw Garren, about 3 weeks ago, we wasn't moving a whole lot yet. When he saw Garren today, sitting up, moving his head all around, he was amazed. "Today I've seen a miracle!" Yes doctor, you have.

He was also happy with Garren's eye. He referred us to a corneal specialist just to make sure all is well. We go there tomorrow.

Garren continues to make progress daily. When we put the footrests on his chair, he lifts his legs for us. His head movement is very strong. Today we met with all three therapy disciplines. When they aren't working with Garren, Nancy and I are. Garren doesn't want to stop. The therapist will ask him if he wants to take a break, Garren rarely says yes. He shakes his head, and we move on to the next exercise.

Garren is so determined. It is so awesome to see him so focused and intent on working out. We are so very proud of him and his positive, can do attitude.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

LEGIT....

Torria said...

Awesome. I'm glad that so much progress is being made! And what determination Garren has! Still praying for even more recovery and progress and that you guys are able to stay positive and focused on your goals! :)

The Harveys said...

Way to go Garren! We are so proud of you!

Anonymous said...

So wonderful to hear that Garren has not stopped now that he is home! Such joy to hear all the progress that is continuing....we will continue to pray for healing, strength, and on going rest, strength and patience with all of you and for Garren...so glad that you continue to let us know the progress...and the requests, and the joys!! Baby steps...be encouraged!! Love and prayers, Sandy & Russ

tammywingate said...

Garren has big dreams!! You can tell...he will reach them too!we are so very proud and still love reading the post to see the new and exciting things that are happening everyday!
As we continue to pray, God continues to answer!!!! LOVE IT!!!
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Suzanne Herlocker said...

Way to go Garren. I don't know you but I am so very proud of you. Can't wait to read your Dad's post everyday to see what you have accomplished that day. You are one "awesome" young man. The Monday night Bible study at Bethel UMC in Midland has been praying for you. Our prayers have been answered many times over. Keep up the good work. God is always with you.

Suzanne Herlocker

Anonymous said...

That kind of perseverance is from the Lord. Garren must be praying mighty fervent since the collapse, as I would be, and he is revealing the power of Jesus in his weakness for all of us to see. How beautiful Lord.
Still standing in the gap for you Garren - Metrocrest Presbyterian Saints.

Anonymous said...

What a strong-minded young man--a testimony of your and Nancy's personal strength in the Lord. God obviously has huge things in mind for Garren's future...it will continue to be exciting to watch God's hand working in and through him. What spirit! What perseverance!
We all teared up over Garren wanting to go to church Sunday---how wonderful that worship and fellowship are so sweet to him!

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Garren! We love to hear about your progress. Keep up the awe-inspiring hard work! Chris Drain

emsmythe said...

I am so thrilled for Garren- We continue to pray for him at I Lift My Eyes Web Ministries and I am personally believing that he'll be up and walking by June. Run the good race Garren, keep focused on the ultimate goal

Madi Tibbetts said...

Garren is so determined! His process of recovery has just been amazing. I know that he can make it through this all because he's just that strong of a person. I am just so amazed at the power of God's strength and love. We'll cotinue to pray. We miss you Garren!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Just blown away by what the Lord is doing here with Garren and by your steadfast posting of information here Geoffrey. I told my girls tonight at the dinner table about Garren going to church on Sunday and the whole house just lit up. We will continue our prayers for continued healing.

The Glaze Family