Monday, June 14, 2010


well, another good morning!

we have more positive news to share with all of you. since yesterday, my dad's condition has just been steadily improving bit by bit. by late evening yesterday, his blood pressure had dropped to a very healthy level, his other vitals were holding steady, and the bleeding we had been seeing as a result of the neurosurgery had finally stopped. the swelling we were seeing as a result of the surgery (which had developed on the left side of his face, the side the surgery was done on) had subsided as well. my mom, Rose and i were able to head to my mother's parents house for the night (finally, a REAL bed!) and Sam and Etty faithfully managed the night shift in the hospital.

this morning we received even more happy news . . . my dad has opened his eyes (although he remains minimally sedated) and has begun to respond to the nurses -- squeezing their hands and even lifting his head up as he got a haircut! this morning's CT scan results also showed further reducement of the swelling of the left hemisphere of the brain; we're hoping this trend indicates that the healing process is beginning to take place, and that we are moving out of the critical phase. the neurologists continue to speak cautiously about everything, they know that we need to just take everything a day at a time; the nurses, however, are amazed at his progress and have expressed how happy they are to see even these minor improvements . . . as are we:)

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."
-- Matthew 10:29-31


  1. That is some Great news. We keep praying for all of you. God Bless

  2. Marcia and VerceJune 14, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    What wonderful news! We are thinking of you all the time and keeping you in our prayers. Thank you Maggie, for setting up this's so good to get your updates without having to bother you all with phone calls and texts. Keep that good news coming!!

  3. Rejoicing with you, and continuing to pray for miracles of healing.
    We love you all so much!

    Alice, Tom, Tina, Beth, Anne and Matt

  4. It's always good to come here and hear these good news. Thanks for sharing them with all of us.
    You are still in my prayers and in my thoughts constantly.

  5. that is awesome!! Please give your mom a hug! I am dave's wife, carla. I & a group of dear friends of mine have been praying and believing for a creative miracle! thanks for the updates and u girls too keep a hug from us!! oh and sam too!!

  6. We appreciate the updates and are beyond happy at the signs of improvement in Geoff. You are constantly in the thoughts of all employees (and their familieis!) at Goldleaf. We will continue to pray for Geoff and your entire family each day.

  7. We're so thankful and will keep praying. My help comes from Him, maker of heaven.
    Paul and Beth Gustafson

  8. Go Geoff, Go! You are all in our hearts, as well as our prayers so deeply. We are overjoyed to hear the improvements Geoff is making. All good gifts around us come from heaven above! So thank the Lord for all his love...

  9. So glad the news is good! And it is wonderful that you are posting this blog and keeping us all up to date. It is greatly appreciated as Geoff is constantly in our thoughts.

    We will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lori & Tracey Olson

  10. Glad to hear things are going better. Keeping you all in our prayers!

  11. Mark and I are holding him close in our prayers. So wonderful to see that he is moving in the right direction.
    much much love to Geoff and Janet and the whole family
    Rae and Marky

  12. YEAH!!! God is good. We continue to pray and trust the Lord for his hand of healing. We love you all. Hugs...

    The Buckies and Panapas

  13. I am so glad to hear of Geoff's improvement. Prayers continue. Much peace to all your hearts.

    Gil Gustafson

  14. We are glad to hear of Geoff's progress. We continue to pray daily for his continued healing and recovery

    Bob & Dan Schultz

  15. What encouraging news! We are praying for oceans of grace, peace and healing.
    Cliff and Dawn & gang