We are still rejoicing in Nathans recovery process and healing that continues to occur in his body. As of this morning, Nathan is stable and remains on life-support. I don't want to lose focus that Nathan was hit by a car, and still has a long road ahead of him. God is a healer, and we have seen HIS hand in Nathans injury. What a mighty God we serve. I want to thank everyone for your earnest prayers. We believe God has heard and is responding. Remember, we are not out of the clear, yet.
To date Nate's CAT Scans and MRI show no brain damage! This is a miracle, only possible by God! The neurologist said yesterday that prior to placing him in the deepest drug induced coma possible - to protect his brain for the pressure that the monitors were registering - that based on the readings of these medical tests Nathan should of been sitting up, talking to us, and walking around. The neurologist wants to see Nate's medical records from his past accident to see if there might be any signs of damage to his Autonomic Nervous System that was not detected in the 2003 trauma. As I stated yesterday, they have stopped giving him the drug that induces coma. They anticipate he will be experiencing some level of consciousness by the end of the week. They will put a trachea in this throat and a feeding tube in his stomach early this week.The trauma surgeon is researching the possibility of going in and redoing the original surgery that repaired his throat from the 2003 accident. The goal would be to repair the epiglottis so it seals off 100% of the time verses 75% of the time as it does now. This would make things so much easier for Nathan. He will be able to swallow food so much easier than he currently does. Also, I think he will be most excited to breathe easier, especially in high elevations..aka. SNOWMOBILING! Most of you all know what a passion snowmobiling is for James. It is also a love of Nathan's life, as well. We are praying next year, he will be shredding the Rocky mountains, along with James, Mat and the rest of the crew!
The nurse cautioned yesterday that everything could take a turn for the worse in an instant during this process. He was encouraging to be cautiously optimistic. We are SO thankful for the AMAZING medical attention Nathan is receiving. We remain cautious and aware that things are not promised to us, but REJOICE because God is in control. He is holding Nathan, and we rest peacefully in that. Please continue to drench Nathan with your prayers, We are lifting him all throughout the day. Thank you for agreeing and joining us in this long fight and journey with Nate!
Natey, Jp and I miss you so much. You look great, and are the strongest fighter we know. We love you. keep fighting. we are praying for you...thousands are praying....for you!!! God has such a plan for you life.Matthew 18:19 (the message)
Take this most seriously: A yes on earth is yes in heaven; a no on earth is no in heaven. What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I'll be there."