February 08, 2012

One Year Check-Up

We took Garren to see his neurosurgeon yesterday. Dr. Dyer and his team were waiting for Garren in the ER last year when he was taken to CMC Main. He is the one who did the surgeries.

First the P.A. came in and talked to us for a little while. He asked questions about how Garren was progressing. After a few minutes I said "Have you ever seen anything like this before? In person or case studies?" He looked down, looked at Garren, shook his head, and said "Honestly I didn't think there was any way Garren would survive. Cases like this don't usually leave the hospital." Then he used a word I don't recall having heard a doctor use: "It was a miracle." He said "Without getting too spiritual, the Good Lord had His hand on this one." Of course I quickly replied "You can get spiritual, that's ok. We know that God is taking care of Garren."

A few minutes later Dr. Dyer came in. He too asked questions about Garren's progress. We talked for a few minutes. Then he said something encouraging. "Having seen the progress Garren has made in the last year, I'm confident that he will continue to recover. Maybe another year or even two years. He's going to keep getting better."

As long as this road has been, and as much as we'd like to get to the end of this chapter of our lives, it's encouraging to have positive feedback from doctors who a year ago had little hope. We thank God for His hand of healing. We continue to trust His timing.


Anonymous said...

Yay...it brings tears to my eyes, especially when a Dr. states that he did not think Garren would live...what a great God!! How encouraging this message is for all of you, and how timely, knowing that at times you get discouraged...So, take heart, dear family, our God has a plan...and it will be good, for there is no other way it can be..our God is a good God!! Love & prayers, Sandy & Russ

Anonymous said...

We are thankful for the Miracle Kid! Hello, Sunshine! Grandpa Janes

The Mowery Family said...

so thankful that Garren has come so far! We continue to pray for Garren, your family and the physicians caring for Garren! We pray for swallow function and for healing!We love you all!