Monday, March 24, 2008

I Know You

We are still having many visitors and Grant knows them all when they come in. Some of the guys that Grant has worked with in the summer came by, and Grant hasn't seen one of them since 2006, and as soon as he walked in Grant knew exactly who he was and extended his hand to shake it. Wow, how fun is that.

The Bowers are here right now and Grant is visiting with them.

Grant is getting to eat; he has been very hungry and we know he is doing better because he is taking big bites. He takes very big bites.

The cardiologist came by and they performed the eco-cardiogram, but this one they did by putting a scope into his stomach so they can get a closer look at his heart rhythms and blood flows and what the heart muscles look like. It's called a TEE, Trans Esophageal Eco-Cardiogram.

I'll try to shorten this up as much as possible. He has a thing called non-compaction, which abbreviated means his heart muscles are not formed as tightly as they could be, and this effects the performance. The doctor said this is very rare, about 25-30 cases a year in America, and often a cardiologist doesn't see a real live case of this in their career. They study it in school, but it is very rare. There apparently is no real treatment and this may or may not have been the cause of the event.
They call his cardiac arrest an event. I'll say:)

They are going to do a MRI at 4:30ish today because after the ICD, the defibrillator, is placed he will not be able to have a routine MRI again, as it is metallic.

They are going to try to move him out of CCU this afternoon, praise God, and then they will probably do the ICD on Wed.

The doctor said he would probably go home on Thursday evening or Friday and obviously have some check ups after that.

She encouraged Grant with the fact that she has a few very good golfers that have ICDs. I think that was something he needed to hear. Again, he took the "no golf for 4-6 weeks" pretty hard. He doesn't get excited about too many things, so when he has something he really enjoys we try to make that happen. God knows and cares for even the smallest details of our lives and Grant needs to rest on His promise that He will give him the desires of his heart.

I am so proud of Grant and his influence on so many people's lives. He really is a special, sweet young man, which is evident by how you are all responding to him being here.

He is doing great. Please continue to pray for him. This is still not a short race.

Pray that the doctors would have wisdom as they treat him.

Pray that we would be a very bright light in this dark place.

Pray that we would be sensitive to the needs of others in and around the hospital. We have seen a large emotional spectrum ourselves, and as we are rejoice for what God has done so far in Grant, many here are not having the same outcome, and many I'm sure don't know the Lord.

Pray that Grant would start to get some of his short-term memory back. He won't be cramming for any tests any time soon:)

Col. 3:1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

You will see that he is now in a chair, out of the bed. You will also see that he is standing up, w/o assistance, and he moves himself in the chair very freely. He just looks like he is very tired.

I'll keep you posted.

Rejoicing in awe of God goodness,
Chuck

Here is the link to a Flickr set with Grant's progress from Saturday to Monday.


Grant Standing!
Grant Standing!

Grant Sitting in the Chair
Grant in the Chair

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5 comments:

Jolie Hall said...

Weinberg Family,

It is such a blessing to see how AMAZING God is and what he has done thus far for Grant, your family and everyone involved. You are all an encouragement to us. I wanted to share a verse with you that Ryan and I meditate on often. The verse is from Isaiah 40:31, "Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary." God is good and he will sustain us and give us exactly what we need when we need it. Praising God for all that he has done!

With love and continued prayers,
Jolie Hall

Jonathan Hunt said...

Greetings from the UK. What an amazing story you have so far shared. God bless you all, we will be praying and reading on.

The Moussi's said...

Weinberg Family,
God is Amazing. We are praying for Grant and we wish him a fast recovery.
The Moussi's from Grace Academy.

Grant said...

It was amazing to see Grant sitting up and able to talk. Wow! With what he's been through its a real miracle that he's doing so well! As soon as I got back home I looked out the window and saw the hospital again, more prayer went out for you. For some reason God has really laid you all on my heart. It was very encouraging to see all your church family their too! I'm sure the light of Christ is being spread in the hospital!

Stay strong and know that God is always watching and caring for those who love Him! And He will NEVER let them down!

Grant

RuthAnn said...

My mind keeps thinking about Proverbs 16:9 "The mind of man plans His way. BUT the Lord directs his steps." God knew how the events of Saturday morning would unfold long before Grant was even born. I was speechless when I got to see Grant today. Normally I have much to say, but seeing the miracle, the amazing power of God I was almost speechless with a lump in my throat. God is so good!!
Teresa, I can't even imagine what you went through Saturday. I understand a momma's love for her child but how humbling, how it pales in comparison to God's love for his children. It's easy to think of all the what ifs, but we know that God is the one in charge not you. He used you exactly according to his perfect plan.
We love you guys and stand in awe of Christ's amazing love!
RuthAnn