Sunday, March 23, 2008

Resurrection Day (Part 2)

Luke 15:23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.' And they began to celebrate.

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.

Ps 2o:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

Celebrating the Resurrection Day with new meaning,
Chuck

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4 comments:

Drew said...

Chuck,
Thank for taking the time to post. April and I are praying for you and the family during this rough time.
Any word on how long he will be in everett or going to childrens?
Prayerfully
Drew

Timothy said...

Praise God!!!! Praise His holy name!
I rejoice with you - my heart is overflowing with gratitude for what He has done!!!! I love you all so very much.
Love,
Joan

Timothy said...

Dear precious Weinbergs,

Our hearts rejoice with you at the good news about Grant's "new life!" on this resurrection morning! We love you hold you close in prayer!!

Love you so much! Rejoicing in our good God!

Love,
Gaye for the family!!

KP said...

Chuck
Just talked to Josh H.He told me about grant man juanita and I with our/your brothers and sisters in CHRIST will be prayer for Grant's recovery and you and Teresa'sGaret& kim's peace in CHRIST's arms.
WE love Grant and you all
Praying in faith KP