We found out that the driver whom hit Nathan (who was NOT at fault) as he was trying to cross the street, drove an SUV. For Nathan to be ALIVE and without ANY broken bones etc, is a miracle. I have been reading about Jesus' life in the bible this past week, and everywhere He was people were changed. I was telling Bethany, late last night, that I feel God is using Nathan to bring people to him. I also believe that God only gives us as much as we can handle. Nathans accident not take God by surprise. although it has been one of the most difficult things to see and experience just WATCHING Nathan struggle take a breath, I believe with everything I am that God has a special plan for Nathans life. Nathan has a strong heart, he is an INCREDIBLE giving friend, and I cant wait to remind him of that. I am about to go up to be with him and Bethany as the Neurosurgeon makes his rounds, and examines Nathan. They gave Nate an anti anxiety medication last night, as he is beginning to wake....he most likely, will want to take all of his tubes/IV etc. out...he probably will have no idea what is going on. KEEP PRAYING!
Yesterday, I was able to spend some really good time talking with Bethany, while Nathan started to 'come to.' Nathan has began to raise his right arm off the bed, he also has began to open and close his eyes. He is still VERY sedated and will probably have absolutely no idea where he is, once he wakes up. The Doctors have warned us of that. Nathans CAT scans and MRI's are reading as though there IS indeed an injury. There is also signs of oxygen deprivation, which leads us down a path of the unknown. We will not know the extent of Nathans injuries, until he is completely conscience and the medical team is able to do more tests. SOME GOOD NEWS: Nathan has responded to his name, meaning, When we call his name out, he will look in the direction of the voice calling. THIS IS GOOD NEWS! As of now, we are PRAYING the injuries are minimal, but EITHER WAY, Nathan is ALIVE and we are REJOICING in his life! Thank you, God! No matter what the future holds for Nathan, we have promised him we will support every step, hurdle, bad day, good day...to come!
He will also spend his after treatment at Craig Hospital. This is also good news. Craig Hospital is an incredible rehabilitation center, and Nathan will get EXCELLENT care there. We have been told that most likely, Nathan will need to learn some of his cognitive skills all over again. Also, they are predicting some damage to his nervous system.
Ok. I need to leave to go see Nate and Bethany. I will update as soon as I get back. THANK YOU ALL FOR PRAYING...THESE NEXT 5-10 days are VERY critical for our prayers!!!
God is good. He is with Nathan. He is ABLE.
I hope this verse brings you encouragement.
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus."