God is still good!!!
This morning we came to the hospital expecting to wait by Grant's bed and have not much, or no response, to stimulus. But, as I posted previously, God is full of surprises.
The doctors took Grant off the sedation medication so they could start to monitor whether his brain was functioning properly. He was very cold all night, the way they wanted him to be, so it would normally take a while for his temperature to rise and then they would see what would happen. This brings new meaning to waiting on the Lord. Waiting takes too long for me normally, but I was ready to wait this time.
We have Grant's "smiley" picture up on his bed so we can remember what he really looks like.
As the meds start to come off and his temperature is rising he starts to move his hands trying to take the tube out of his throat. This is exactly what the doctors wanted him to do. They said this is much faster than they expected but I don't think they were counting on how BIG God is.
Almost right away I could start to see his eyes open slightly and begin moving in the direction the noise was coming from. He was trying to turn his head but the neck brace was holding him still. The nurse came in and talked to him about being in the hospital and how yesterday his heart stopped. He was listening. She asked him to squeeze his eyes shut, and he did. Then to move his thumb and he did.
My son was dead and now he is alive. How good is God?
There is a long road for Grant ahead, but this is an awesome first step. I'll post more today as we know more.
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
Celebrating the Resurrection Day with new meaning,
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