Saturday, February 6, 2010

Waxing and waning...

Right now, this minute, Bronson is moving his right arm... again.
The one he only twitched just a little bit yesterday.
The one they said might be partially paralyzed due to neurological damage.
The one that was unresponsive during the Neuro-Assessment just earlier this morning.
They say these types of brain injuries can evolve.
That there will be "waxing and waning".
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...Glad to be back to the waxing!
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So as I gave him a little sponge bath and styled his funky little faux hawk,
he batted my hand away. Cognitively. Several times.
Just like he does at home when he's bugged with my ceaseless primping and polishing.
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I ran out and grabbed the Nurse Practitioner, Kristen.
Dr. Bennett ran in as well.
It was smiles all around the room.
I hate to say I told you so...
But ...then maybe I don't! ;)

84 comments:

tomiannie said...

Hooray! Every little step is a miracle. You have all my prayers and thoughts and faith today, and I'll definitely add little Bronson to my fast tomorrow.

Jessica said...

I found you through another blog and just wanted you to know that I cried and cried when I read your story. I'm praying for you and your family SO hard.

Kierstin said...

Way to go Bronson!!!! Praying so hard for you!

Karen Duncan said...

this made me smile so much Sarah :) keep up the good work Mommy, your awesome!!!

Karen Duncan said...

Come on Bronson you can do it!!!!!!

TanuvasaCasa said...

way to go Bronson!

Molly said...

Yea!!!

Drennan said...
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Stacy said...

I'm praying for your son. God can make miracles happen!

Drennan said...

I don't know you but I am checking your blog every few hours to check on Bronson. I was so happy to hear about the progress this morning!!! He sounds like a strong boy! We will continue praying for all of you!

Love,
The Baker Family

{jane} said...

yay!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm reading your story. My heart is sorry about this - tragedies like this can happen to the best parents. I'm wondering - you refer to your bishop, your state president - what denomination are you?

Amelia Merritt said...

Whatever your hunch was in the last post I hope you communicated that to your doctors and nurses! "The Mommy" will be listening very closely to promptings. If the staff listens to you and you listen to the Spirit you can create with God. We are all praying for you, Beautiful! I have a good feeling about this little guy!!

Amelia Merritt said...

To Anonymous above: She is from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Amelia.

Anonymous said...

Amazing! I pray for continued improvement. Thank you for reminding me to be more grateful and aware of what I have.

Anonymous said...

Sara, I am so deeply moved by what you have shared. I will be praying for all of you. And I send you heartfelt love.
Sue in New York City

Laurie/CJ said...

I'm usually too chicken to post on blogs of people I don't "know" know, but I've been following you and Bronson's struggles. We are all praying for you and I'm so glad to see another step forward through this.

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LaCee said...

SO excited! I've been praying so hard for him. All day long I've been sqeezing my babies and thinking of you.

P.S. You don't know me.

The Daniel Family said...

Great news to hear!! We will keep praying for him. I'm so excited about the news!!

Anonymous said...

What great news! Keep updating us all. It sure is helping my faith and testimony of prayer! What a little fighter!

Shannon said...

YAHOOOOOO Brons!! way to go buddy...
The power of prayer is absolutley amazing!!

Mandy @ The Party of 3 said...

Good Job Bronson! Keep it up buddy!!! We are praying for you!

Tasha said...

Yay!

Anonymous said...

Keep the faith! No matter what the outcome is, Bronson already has an amazing legacy. We will pray that he will continue to add to it for years to come.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you! New to your blog but Hope and Pray that you get your little boy. Your family is lucky to have such a devoted mom! My best to you all.

Mcbride Family said...

YAY, such wonderful news.

Anonymous said...

I knew there would be good news to come after you got to snuggle your little boy!!!
Come on Little B!!!
YOU CAN DO IT!
Praise our Father... He is so good!
still more prayers

Kari said...

What tender mercies. I have a prayer of gratitude in my heart for this wonderful miracle.

Anonymous said...

If you get a chance, post a picture of him awake! What a joy to see!!!

Robert & Jasmin dey said...

What wonderful news!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! We're checking in every few hours as well. Family of 5 still praying!

Peg Lewis said...

This quick update is so welcome - for the content, in which we rejoice, and also just so we know what's happening. Thank you so much!

mckenzie said...

My word! I don't know you but I am sitting here in tears for your sweet story...once again. Your faith is lifting me and inspiring me. It's hard to remember how close your heart CAN be to the spirit. It makes me remember how sweet the peace is when you have "a piece of heaven" with you. Thank you, once again, for your example. My little boy and I snuggled last night and prayed for Bronson. My little boy is seven months old and we chatted about Bronson and about our Father in Heaven. They are still so close to their Heavenly Father. I too, know that He watches over them. SO relieved to hear that he moved that tiny little arm. We will pray for MORE advancements and less set backs. This is truly a blessing from a loving loving Father in Heaven who has an unbreakable priesthood that has taken a protective hold over your family.

Karen Duncan said...

Tomorrow is Fast Sunday what a priviledge it will to fast for little Bronson.

Anonymous said...

That is such wonderful news! I am beyond thrilled by any signs of improvement! Tears! Please update when you can. I know he is your focus (as he should be!) but we are on pins and needles waiting for more good news! Love from one of your countless prayer warriors!

Anonymous said...

God works on his one time frame...sometimes it's hard for us to understand that...Great news! We are still praying in Tennessee!

Barry and Jeanni said...

The little train that COULD!

Brandi said...

Yeah!! I am praying for a good day for all of you!

Brandi said...

Yeah!! I am praying for a good day for all of you!

Ashley Willis said...

Yea! We are so happy to hear good news!

The Linfords said...

Yeah Bronson!!!! Awesome!!!!

Lori said...

Choosing faith, I had never thought about it that way. It really is a choice. I would say that my cousin Matt chose well too! It really is amazing the love and kindness around the world and within our family isn't it? It is so inspiring. Thank you Sara for your words that have touched so many. The Jackmans are choosing faith also and still praying for little Bronson and your sweet family.

Anonymous said...

I dont know you but have been so touched by your story. I am praying from Florida and am checking your blog daily to see his progress. Your family sounds so strong and amazing. Please know you are being prayed for as you go through this excruciating time.

natalie said...

Yea, Baby!!!!!

meg said...

Atta boy, Brons!!! You can do it buddy. Prayers of thankgiving! We love you so much!!

JAEAEAJ said...

Every little miracle counts~ Jumping up and down, you are in our prayers and in our fasts

Amanda said...

Yes!! Rejoicing with you!

bunchafullers said...

I believe in the true and honest power of prayer! We are praying and talking about your faily continually. Our children, in the car, out of the blue want to pray for Bronson. They feel a connection to him and a connection through him to our Father in Heaven. We have seen so many amazing things happen in just our little fammily because of prayer. I too had to learn to push fear away and rely on my faith. What a great teacher you are. You are touching so many lives admist your anguish. I feel a bond with you as mother's unite to pray for a precious child. Hugs to your family.
Stacie

em said...

Oh, what wonderful news!!!! Sweetest little boy in the world....that is a HUGE accomplishment for today, HOORAY!!!
Continuing to pray for Bronson, for you, and for your family.

Kristen said...

Hooray! That makes me so happy, it's the little things. I keep checking your blog hoping for progress, I just know that your little guy is going to come out of this there are so many people praying for him and Heavenly Father will answer those prayers.

Our EyreLife said...

I, along with so many others, found you through a whole web of hopeful mothers...all conected through friends.

I have woken up the past three mornings and raced to the computer to see how little Bronson is doing. And then I've prayed. And then I've thought about you guys all day long.

Prayers are uniting everyone....and hopefully helping little Bronson's body unite itself again.

Keep being strong....if not for you, for the rest of us.

Big hugs from everywhere--especially here...

wackywilsons said...

I too found you through Maria Nelson...please know that your sweet boy is in my prayers...through tears and from one mama to another...hang in there!

wackywilsons said...

I too found you through Maria Nelson...please know that your sweet boy is in my prayers...through tears and from one mama to another...hang in there!

-Amy- said...

Yeah...how amazing!! I was so excited to see this post today. Little B is one strong little boy. Continuing to pray for Bronson and your family!

Mindy Elliott said...

I too wake up and race to my computer and pray when I am done. This is Good News! Hang in their Sara.

Wow! I read everyone that posts and my heart is so full. I feel so blessed to know this story and to feel so full of the spirit and the connection to you, others, and our savior at this time. I will check back later.

Go Bronson!!!!!!!

Love always, MINDY Martin Elliott

Kahilau said...

Throwing a HUGE party at our house! Blessings!

Momber said...

Sat up last night holding my sick with the flu 18 month old. My whole perspective was different as I thought of you. I approached my sleepless night with gratitude for her. Thank you for sharing you experience with me a total stranger.

Kristina said...

I don't know if you ever find time to read all of these, but I wanted to say thank you! Thank you for being brave enough to share this time of your life with others. I know you mostly did it for your family and friends to keep up with Bronsons progress, but I hope you realize how many mothers will love their children just a little bit more, and not take even one minute for granted, because you have shared this with others. Thank you for being brave, thank you for sharing, and may the Lord bless your family in every way possible. I am a mother of 8, my youngest being only 5 months younger than Bronson; believe me, I have hugged and kissed him more today than in many days passed. Our family is praying for sweet Bronson and when it seems like it is getting to be to heavy remember all of us, who do not know your family in a personal way, are praying for you every day.

Kristina

Shannon Kilstrom Photography said...

What wonderful news! I check your blog for any updates on Bronson every time I walk past my computer. Both he and your entire family have been in my prayers. I am so sorry that your family is going through this. I can't wait for the day that you are able to bring your sweet boy home again. God Bless you all!

Brady and Rachel said...

So glad to hear good news. Hope it keeps coming throughout the hours, days, and weeks to come for you guys. Your last post before this was AMAZING! Thank you for sharing. My mom has told me many many many times when I worry about things in life, about my children, etc (I tend to worry a lot) that "faith and fear cannot coexist together in our minds", we must push the fear out and allow our faith to fill us. You OBVIOUSLY know this. Thank you for your testimony of it. It has strengthened my own. Prayers coming your way. :)

Becca and Jared Anderson said...

Yeah!!!!! What great news!!!! It makes my day entirely!!! I keep hitting the refresh page, waiting and waiting for updates. I love hearing good news about Bronson!!!

I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father that loves us all as his own children, and yet also loves us each individually as if we were the only one.

Miracles happen! Go Bronson Go!!!

Scott and Tonya said...

Our prayers are continually with Bronson! I know legions of angels are with you!! Much love!

PMC said...

and you can tell him when he is big that even in the condition he was in..he still had attitude. yes!!!!

fall-girl said...

It's good to remember how beautiful old my friend Sara is... Thank you for sharing and reminding me how much I love my little ones. My little Bella (2 1/2) was just looking the blog with me and she pointed to a photo of Bronson in his hospital bed and said, "Awhoh, it's Bronson, I wuv him." We've joined the forces, our thoughts and prayers are with you as the mommy, and that sweet strong boy!

Love,
Tennisa

Anonymous said...

That is good news!! I continue praying for him. We are thinking about you all.... From Minnesota

R Clan said...

I always am overjoyed with reading any improvement in that little man of yours. Fight Bronson!!! You are a strong one. You have taught and blessed so many people already. Still praying....

Megan said...

YEA!!! Big smiles at our home too. Tears of joy and hope for you and Matt.

Kelly said...

I commented on the 1st post you wrote about what happened! And now read this!!Great news!! Miracles do happen! I sat down and talked to my 2 oldest boys, about what happened to your sweet family!We are praying for you! And your sweet baby! And your older children! Blogs are good in many ways, and this is one of the ways! Prayers and blessings come in so many forms, I am blessed to have read your story, so I can be humbled and slow down and be a better mom. And everyone who is reading your blog, is praying for your family! SO many prayers!!! Heavenly father is with you and your little man! Stay strong!
Mom of 3 boys in AZ-Kelly

Meghan said...

I am so proud of Bronson!

Oh, have I been praying for you and your little precious boy!

I am so proud of you and choosing FAITH! I know God is so proud of you as well. Bronson is one of his miracles.

Here is a hug to you!!

Sonora said...

That is so wonderful! I haven't stopped praying for him. Thank you so much for keeping us posted.

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

You know, honey, you don't know me, but I found you through a friend.

I really do know how you're feeling, and I'm praying for your sweet baby's complete recovery.

Do you know that Heavenly Father EXPECTS us to ask for miracles? He wants to give them to us. Please- don't give up. Beg for miracles.

Scott & Tami said...

Yeah, that is wonderful news. I have been thinking about him all day and continue to say prayers all throughout the day too. What an incredible little boy!!! GO BRONSON!!!

Jenny Bracken said...

YAY!!!!! :) Still sending LOTS of prayers.....

Ams said...

That's awesome :)
Every bit of movement and reaction is a good thing... still praying!

Veylupeks said...

Yeah, we keep praying for you. We are so happy that he is showing better signs. My eight year old daughter(the one who got in a fight with your son...then became great friends) at Sabra's 30th b-day bash said our morning prayer and prayed, "that Bronson would recognise his mommy". We are waiting to hear :) Also I should have warned you of the rollercoaster ride of having a child in the PICU or the NICU. They have to tell you the worst case...which totally stinks. And sometimes our babies will take two steps forward then one back. Dang it! But we are all still praying.

Britney said...

tough little man.

Amy Eds said...

Glad to hear it! Constant prayers here for all of you!

Jenn Kamp said...

This reminds me of a long time ago, when my little girl prayed for Elizabeth Smart to be brought home to her Mommy and Daddy. She prayed for her every night. I, as an adult, had lost faith and hope that Elizabeth, who we did not know personally, would be brought back to her family. But, my daughter of "pure" faith, prayed each night and truely believed that it would happen. She had no dought Heavenly Father would bring her home to them. It was a true faith one not wavering, one that I feel the spirit whisper to me as I read your blog that you posess! You are an amazing woman. I would not know you if we met on the street, and you would not know me, but through your beautiful, heartfelt, honest writings my spirit knows who you are. You are full of faith and hope. Keep praying, keep listening, keep holding your sweet boy! Know that my daughters and I are praying for your sweet family. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Prayer
changes things...
Love, The Kamp Family

Jenny said...

This post made my heart melt! Prayers are going out to Bronson and all of you :)

paige said...

Your posts are so powerful and inspiring, Sara. Holliann told me about your sweet little boy a few days ago, and I CANNOT stop thinking about you and your family. I find myself checking your blog every hour hoping, praying for some good news. My constant prayers are with you!

Hugs--
Paige Jackson

Sue said...

Carry on, Strong One.

Jenn Granum said...

Yeah Bronson! He is so strong. He is still fighting to gain control of his body. Fight on, Bronson!