Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Awesome day...

Oh, Friends...
THE BEST NEWS YET!
We are all smiles and joy up here in Room #2314!
Our Neuro Assessment this afternoon was nothing short of miraculous!
I am sure it is due to your prayers of faith.
About three hours after they stopped giving him the paralytic,
they decided to lower his sedation to a half dosage.
It wasn't long before we saw OUR little Bronson emerge from the quiet, lifeless boy
that has been lying in his hospital bed since Saturday.
He came to and made eye contact with both Matt and I. We are sure he recognized us!
He looked around trying to figure out where he was.
He made expressions we recognized.
He looked worried. Confused.
He scowled a little when he was bugged.
He got good and mad at our Nurse, Ian, when he didn't like the stimuli.
He gagged when they stuck the suction tube down his vent tube.
He coughed up some of that nasty mucus in his lungs.
He wriggled away when we squeezed his shoulder.
He pulled his foot away and curled his toes when we pinched the big toe on each of his feet.
He lightly squoze my thumb and reached out to grab it back when I pulled it away.
He cried when they brushed his teeth and cleaned around inside his cheeks and mouth.
He pushed against the vent tube with his tongue trying to get it out.
He raised his arms up by his ears and shook his head
while they scrubbed his head and combed his hair.
He took a few spontaneous breaths, stacked above the breaths the ventilator is making for him.
He put on a darn good show and we were all cheering like crazy!
...Prayers of gratitude tonight!
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He was up and at 'em for a couple hours but is back under sedation now,
although they are permanently lowering the dosage in order to allow him to remain semi-conscious.
The hope is to keep him comfortable and allow him to rest and heal,
and prevent him from getting too agitated and grabbing at tubes.
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We can't wait to see him again tomorrow!

81 comments:

Traci said...

Hooray! Go Bronson Go! Such a stud! We love you Matt and Sara!

Molly said...

That is so wonderful!!! I am ecstatic to hear such great news. Keep up the great work Bronson!

Lynette said...

Wonderful, wonderful news!! I am so happy for you and the rest of us that have been agonizing with you for the last four days!!!
Welcome back Bronson, don't you wish he could talk and tell us where he has been and what he experienced while he ventured to the other side this past weekend.....hmmmmm I am so wondering...

Marianna said...

Keep it up little man!!! Such great news! Hugs & kisses to everyone! We'll keep praying! Love you!

Mcbride Family said...

OH YAY! This is SO GOOD to hear! I am so happy for you guys, we will keep the prayers coming.

Veylupeks said...

Hi I am Alisa, Sabra's sister. I've met you a few times...Sabra's b-day, gym, etc. Anyway she told me about Bronson yesterday and me and my girls and husband have been praying for your baby. I am literally asking Hevenly father for a miricle and I know that they happen. I especially know that we through our faith can make miricles happen. We will continue to pray for your baby and your family. Love Alisa

Jill said...

Thank you so much for keeping us posted... what you have been going through has been on my mind and in my prayers ever since I heard... so glad to hear the positive news! Keep it up Bronson! ...
Jill Pilling

Krista said...

YYYYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

I'd better bring you his tennis shoes. Tomorrow he'll be running circles around the PICU!

Lovell Home said...

way to go Bronson! We are praying for you and your mom and dad. We love you guys.

Mauri said...

I was so excited when I got Matt's text!! I grabbed the kids and we knelt to pray together. So thankful! I am so happy to read your post, love all the details! I can't wait to see Bronson looking like himself again. I had the hardest time seeing him last night, it just made my heart hurt to see him hooked up to all that stuff. Give him big hugs and kisses for us. Love you guys so much!

Call me Mimi said...

I'm so happy that you are having a rewarding evening. Our Heavenly Father is watching over you all and His will will surely be done. We will keep praying. Love, Linda Rich

Finlinson Fam said...

That is so wonderful! I am so so so grateful and happy. We'll continue to pray for him. Tomorrow will be even better!

Jill said...

Oh Sara...we are crying tears of joy. So thrilled to read this latest update. Hooray for you little Bronson!!! Continually praying...

Love to all!

Murdock Family

The Benches said...

This is the most wonderful news! We will continue to pray for him that he will keep on improving. We love him and we love you!

Brad and Jean and Family said...

HooooEeeeee! We are all so excited! We will keep the prayers going without interruption, but are so excited and are so grateful to a kind Heavenly Father for this miracle!!

sarah baldwin said...

three cheers for bronson!!! thanks again for the updates. i believe. i believe. miracles do happen... i'm glad they're happening for you guys! xoxo sarah.

Brady, Chay and Kesly Wilkinson said...

Oh, what wonderful news! We are so happy for your little family. Our family and extended family all wish you the very best. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers! Best Wishes! PLEASE let us know if we can help in any way!
Love ya lots!
The Frandsen Family

Moore said...

You just made our day, no, our week,our month, our year! We cried and cheered at the most wonderful news ever! You go B!!! We love you all.
Bishop and Annette

MiNdY said...

Lys, Gage and I knelt in prayer thanking our dear father in heaven for what he has done for Bronson right after hearing the INCREDIBLE news!! I am so incredibly excited! Bronson came down with a purpose and he's not going to let anything get in the way! Ahh Love you Bronson Boy!! SooOOooOo much!!!!

Amy Eds said...

I am so happy for your family! I have just been thinking so much about you all and keeping a constant prayer for you!

McKells said...

Way to go Bronson. We all have been praying for you. Be strong. Matt and Sarah we love you and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

We are all praying here. I put him on the prayer roll in Salt lake. Glad to here he is improving,

The Linfords said...

Great!! That is such great news!! I'm so glad to hear that :)

Larry said...

Matt, Sara, and Family: May the miracles we're all praying for be realized for little Bronson's full recovery. May Father in Heaven continue to bless your sweet family with His comforting spirit and strength in the days ahead. Your little guy is being cared for by some very special people at Children's Primary. It was only last April when our little grandson Cole was in their care after his little lungs collapsed from a viral infection. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers continually. We love you guys. Larry, Barbara, and family

Babata said...

Yeah!!! That is such wonderful news!

Celeste said...

Hey Sara and family, it's Celeste Frampton Lay. We went to High School together Sara. When I heard about Bronson my heart just broke for you. I have a little boy his same age and I could only imagine what you must be going through. I have been praying for him and your whole family and I am so excited to hear that he is doing better. Hooray for miracles! You all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Celeste

Elly said...

Hi Sara ... I'm Rachelle's mother-in-law. Your family and your sweet little boy have been prayers ever since we heard of this terrible accident. This is really good news today, he is a miracle baby! I'm cheering right along with you as I read your description of the day. Prayers of gratitude now!

Elly said...

Hi Sara ... I'm Rachelle's mother-in-law. Your family and your sweet little boy have been prayers ever since we heard of this terrible accident. This is really good news today, he is a miracle baby! I'm cheering right along with you as I read your description of the day. Prayers of gratitude now!

Britney said...

So many miracles already from the the little B man! He really is such a fighter. We will continue to pray for more wonderful news!

Ruthanne said...

Yay Bronson. I am so happy to read this. I have been thinking of him and your family all day. We will continue to keep him and you in our prayers. Thank you for sharing your life with us right now even though it has been extremely difficult. -Ruthanne

Adrienne said...

You have been, and will be, in our prayers! Love, Steve and Adrienne Parsons and family

Shmonae said...

YAYYYYY!!
I just had to check the update before having another restless night sleep thinking of Bronson.
I may actually sleep tonight :)A perfect end to the day!!

Melanie said...

I am so happy to hear of the wonderful news. You have always been such a rock of faith and I hope this helps you through this trial. Please know Bronson, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and we continue to pray for miracles.
with Love,
Melanie Gorney Schipaanboord

Sandy said...

YAY!!! Way to go!!! That is the best news. Heres to more good news tomorrow!!!!

ambermaio said...

Such welcome news! I'm so glad! Thanks for keeping us posted-we love you all and continue to hope and pray for the best!

John said...

thankgoodness!

Kajsa Farnsworth said...

Wonderful! Bronson, you are such a little fighter!

{jane} said...

Tears. Tears of joy! right here in the middle of the Maui airport.

Loves.

Natalie and Travis said...

Fan-frickin-tastic! I am so happy and thrilled and touched and beyond grateful!

Nathan said...

Thank God. What a miracle. You have been in our thoughts continually the past few days.

themacmomma said...

Oh, Sara... my poor kids wonder what is wrong with me... crying like a baby. I'm so sorry for your challenge and so happy for your faith and hope and very substantial miracle. I pray for your sweet family and that cute little man.

Joey and Nettifer said...

Amen!! This is wonderful news! Love your cute family! Keep going buddy!

Jamie said...

Way to go Bronson! We will keep your family and your sweet little boy in our prayers Sara!!!

The Wisers

Shannon said...

SARA!!!!! AWESOME NEWS!!! I am so excited... .What a total cutie.

The power of Prayer is so real!! Miracles can happen and they are happening right now.

big hugs to you guys today! He is one strong little guy and this made my day!

Kierstin said...
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Amy said...

great news to hear! we've been praying here in phoenix for you all!

love you!

Kierstin said...

I am Jenn Granum's sister in law and friend of Shannon and Jane and I just wanted you to know that my family and I have been praying for all of you from the moment we heard. It is wonderful to hear that he is doing so well, what a darling little boy he is. You are in our thoughts and prayers continually.

Anonymous said...

Sara and Kaden -
You have touched my life in ways unspoken - my prayers are with you and sweet Bronson. Thank you for your expression of faith and love. My heart and prayers are with you and Bronson.

Margo Christensen

jaredean said...

YAY! We are so greatful and know the Lord has had his hand in this...thank you for keeping us all up to date - i refresh your page every few minutes to see what the latest news is...

Wilkins Family said...

We don't actually know each other. My mom is in your ward (Lynda Ogden). Anyway she told us of your predicament and we have been following the blog. The first day we heard my husband and I fasted for Bronson. When our seven year old heard us say that we were fasting she said that she wanted to fast too. She said she wanted to fast the next day as well. She made it about eight hours. :) We just wanted you to know that even though we don't know you we feel so much love for you and have shed many tears every day thinking about you, knowing how we would feel in your situation. I just keep thinking that there have been countless times that I have stepped away from the bath or not held on tight enough to their hands in a parking lot, or let them play for too long without checking on them. I am hugging my children tighter. We are praying with all of our might that you will feel peace and that Bronson will make a full recovery.

Sue said...

Bawling tears of gratitude right on my keyboard! Never have I felt such a strong testimony of fasting and prayer.

Marti said...

One of our ward members is serving a mission with your father. She has spread the word to us here in Tucson for prayers. I wanted you to know that as a mother of 5, almost 6, I am praying for you and your family. You are truely an inspiration of courage, strength and faith. Many prayers are sent your way. God Bless you!

Jenn Granum said...

Yea for the power of prayer! Keep fighting little Bronson and we will all keep praying!

Jesicca said...

Goose bumps, tears, elation! That is what we all feel right now. We are anxious and constantly checking your blog for updates. Congratulations on such an exciting and eventful day for your sweet family. Sounds like your little man is a FIGHTER!
XOXO

LE FITNESS- Pilates and Personal Training said...

I found your blog from Jane's. My thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family. I pray for your son and family, but also that someday you will find peace within yourself from this horrible accident.
God bless.
Chandra

Leslie said...

You may not know us - we are in the 6th ward - but we have been so touched by your story and your faith and courage. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we are so happy that things are looking good! God bless you. Love, The Mix Family

Gretchen Knell said...

I am overwhelmed with joy for you. What precious moments.

Will said...

Yay Bronson! We're so amazed and pleased by his miraculous progress. And we're still praying for you all several times a day.
Love the McFarlands

Sabra said...

That is SERIOUSLY the happiest news!! Smiles and gratitude... We are still praying just as much here.

Marc and Alexis said...

Amazing little miracle! What a blessing... We will keep praying and hoping he continues to improve. Way to go little Bronson, We love you!

Bill Boland said...

Sara, this is your Uncle Bill in Oregon. We just heard about Bronson and your tragic experience and our hearts go out to you and your family. We are so glad to hear some positive news about Bronson and will be fasting for his recovery and the fulfillment of his blessing.

The Oregon Boland family

Mark said...

Matt Sara and family I am so touched by your story, I am soo proud of you and your faith, also I am proud of Bronson and his fight you and your family will continue to be in our prayers!! We love you guys please if there is anything I can do don't hestitate to call I will be there!! Love Mark, Sabra and the kids

Kassie Feinga said...

I came across your blog from a friends and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Especially Bronson! xoxo

Ashby Family said...

Sara, I was so saddened when Carolyn told me of this life-changing event. I don't know you very well but first impressions tell a lot and I know that you are strong and nothing short of an amazing person and mom. You and your husband and family will be greatly blessed during this time of trial. May our Heavenly Father shower you and especially your sweet son with blessings of healing each and every day. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Vicki Ashby (gym friend)

Brenda said...

We have been praying so hard for your family. Love to you all.
The Sommers

Chelle said...

We are so happy to hear this wonderful news! You will continue to be in our prayers. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, your experience, and your faith with us.

-Jared & Rachelle Szymanski

Ashley Willis said...

Oh Sara,
We are all so happy over here at the Willis house at all of this great news! We will continue to keep you all in our family and personal prayers. We love you!
-Ash, Ethan, and kids

emeikle said...

Sara, I heard about Bronson on Saturday through Mindy and I wanted you to know that he has been in my thoughts and prayers as well as the rest of your family. I know I haven't seen you for several years, but I wanted you to know that I think the world of you and your family. And I was devastated to hear what you were going through. It is so wonderful that we have the Priesthood on the earth and that miracles can happen through those blessings. I will continue to pray for him and I anxiously await more good news.
Much Love,
Emily Meikle

Brett said...

Sara,

We just heard about this last night. Little Bronson, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there!

-Brett, Candace and Family

Dopp Family said...

Sara- I'm Jean's niece and met you a few times at some family events. I have a little boy who is one week younger than Bronson so this hit home for me.

Thank you for keeping a blog and letting us know what to pray for. We are praying!!! So happy that he's making such good progress!

Much Love, Maria Dopp.

Carrie said...

sara - friend from ages ago. It is Carrie (Draper) Petersen. For some strange reason I had a thought to find your blog yesterday! I am so sorry to hear of your news yet so elated things are going well. Gregg and I have both been praying for you and your family! We will continue to keep you guys in our prayers!

joey said...

Yeah! Keep the good news coming! =) Love ya.

The Peterson Family said...

Sara, Matt and family -
Johnny just called us today to share the news. I wept the whole time reading your posts - and was so excited to hear the most recent amazing news. We will pray for you all to have every blessing. Our thoughts are with you. Primary Children's is a place of miracles.
We love you and your family.
Jeff, Karen, Autumn and Gavin

JessWilson said...

Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers since we heard the devastating news. We are so happy for the progress that little Bronson is making!!

Love, Greg and Jess Wilson

Keeley and Robby said...

So happy to hear he is fighting!! God is great!! Sending prayers your way!

The Haley Family said...

Sara, what wonderful news! I am so sorry about your scary experience and I am so happy to hear of his positive progress! All of you are in my prayers and he'll be the focus of our fast this Sunday! Love you!

queendeni said...

Dear Sara and Family,
I am a friend of Barb and Larry's and she told me about this accident and also your blog. I can't tell you of how many you are touching right now in so many ways. We are all witnessing miracles, the love of our Heavenly Father, and the blessing of pleading prayer and fasting. We can feel the Spirit through your writing and will join you and all others in prayer for your sweetheart Bronson. I love him without knowing him and am very priviledged to come to know you and your family. With love,
Deni Preston and family

ALEX FOX said...

Sara and family,

My heart goes out to you and your family. Tears are streaming as I am just finding out about what happened to you and your sweet son. Anne-Marie Cales posted a link to your blog and I thought i would let you know that we will put you in our prayers as well. My sister Jacque had the exact same thing happen to her 7 years ago. You can read about what happened on a group I created on Facebook called TEAM MITCHY (Angels Among Us). I am so glad that we have the gospel in our lives to help with knowing where to go and who to turn to.

Best wishes,

Alex Fox and family

Melissa said...

My sister sent me your blog. I am so happy Bronson is doing better. Best wishes.

LobotoME said...

just discovered your blog & story. you & your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

amber buhrley said...

I am sitting here tears streaming not quite able to catch my breath. This is my exact story, just in a pool and in July of 2008. But all the thoughts, emotions, guilt, tender mercies, series of events...all the same! I can't even find the words to express all that I am feeling for you right now. And for me. You don't know me, and I feel a little insignificant amongst all of your viewers and commentors. But I feel like I have been needing and searching for someone I could talk to that understands. For a year and half! Please email me when you get a chance and when you are ready. amber.buhrleyatgmail.com
I feel like I have many thoughts that are too personal to leave in a blog comment.
Best of luck with his recovery as well as yours and your families!