April 02, 2011

Saturday April 2, 2011 9:30pm

Four more days till we come home. The room at home passed inspection, and Steve finished up the last bit of painting today. It is officially ready for move in. We have started receiving some of the medical equipment that we will be using at home. The hospital bed will be delivered to the house on Tuesday.

We found out yesterday that we will have around the clock nursing care when we go home. What a blessing! It will be great to be home, to be a family - together again. And it will be great to have professional help at Garren's side 24/7.

Nancy got to see Garren smile this evening. So awesome. We both have seen Garren begin moving his right foot. Remember, his right side is the weaker side, and it is great to begin to see some movement there. We see him getting stronger every day. His cough continues to strengthen bit by bit. A big change for Garren - he can turn his head side to side, at will. He can't hold it up on his own. But he can turn completely from left to right, and back again. He can look around the room, look to see who is coming in the door, look at whoever is talking. Very cool.

Garren is more and more aware of his surroundings every day. He knows he's in the hospital. He knows why. But he doesn't remember anything about the headache at school that day. We're not sure at this point what his last memory is. Time will tell.

We continue to pray for Garren's strength to return. He is working hard. He is so determined.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is so great to read the updates on Garren's progress. I have so many folks asking how he is doing. The ultimate physician is working in his body. We will continue to pray for him and for you,Nancy and the girls. It will be great to have him home. The Maas family.

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

We will praise God for the day Garren gets to be at home, and right now we are celebrating 24/7 care and the movement of his head and the movement in his right foot. So much to smile about. Isn't it amazing how life is good and all those things we fret about seem so small now? We'll keep praying. Thanks for continuing updates and going the distance. Blessings!

jw said...

awesome!! good to see you tonight.Awesome to daily rad about al the progress!

Anonymous said...

I know you're going to rest a little easier having medical staff at home...what a blessing. I'm still amazed each day I read the blog how many things there are to be thankful for...the prayers, the people who have helped and donated their talents and time, the fundraisers, the kindness extended by strangers...and how God continues to keep his hands on Garren and how He gives him more strength and awareness every day. The list of blessings in the midst of this very trying time is endless! I can't tell you how many times I've cried, tears of joy and tears of sorrow, since Feb. 4th. Your family and your blog continue to be an inspiration. Please tell Garren again how honored we are to be a part of this journey. In for the long haul, The Sisk Family

diann said...

Awesome...just awesome....

Anonymous said...

What a testimony of God's grace! Lord, keep strengthening Garren even after he goes home. Restore him to his former self, O' Mighty God. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your sweet Garren. He brings joy to our hearts, as he works so hard! We have learned so much from watching your family's faith and we are praying for a full recovery for Garren. It's so exciting to see God at work!
Tracy Alexander and family

Anonymous said...

So wonderful to hear....Garren, keep it up! Love and prayes, Sandy & Russ