Sunday, June 13, 2010

good morning.

well, my mother and i spent last night in the hospital with my dad . . . he remains minimally sedated and on the respirator, but hopefully that will not last too much longer. a CT scan was done this morning to check up on the swelling. what the doctors have explained is that the left half of his brain, the affected half, was pushing into the right half, endangering the healthy part of his brain as well as potentially damaging other arteries, so when the CT scan comes through, what the neurologist checks up on is if that swelling is continuing to push into the healthy, right half of the brain. and this morning we received wonderfully encouraging news -- the swelling has reduced in the last 24 hours! his other vital signs are also holding steady, and the neurologist was positive and did not see the need to step in for further prevention at the present . . . the nurses will keep a close eye on him and try and see him through this peak swelling phase.

so we are all greatly encouraged and have new hope . . . we're not out of the woods yet, but we hope this is the turning point. our family remains by his side 24/7 and continue to pray in faith.

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."
-- Hebrews 11:1


  1. I'm so glad to hear that Mr. Hathaway is increasing! Those good news have come to give you guys strenght! He is going to be ok, I'm sure of that. And I believe it because I had the increadible opportunity to know him and I know the amazing person he is. He trusts God and he is holding on to Him to go through this. And that's what you guys are also doing.
    God is really the only WAY! And it's on these bad times that we can DEEPLY find Him! I continue to pray for all of you, and I know that all your friend's and family's prayers are being heard by our Lord!
    I love you all very much and even so far away, I keep you all in my thoughts constantly.
    Thank you for this blog!

    "Portanto, eu, prisioneiro por causa do Senhor, exort-vos a andares de maneira digna da vocação a que fostes chamados, com toda a humildade e mansidão, com paciência, SUPORTANDO-VOS UNS AOS OUTROS NO AMOR." (EFÉSIOS2 4:1-2)

  2. That is wonderful news. Your family is in our prayers continually!
    Mike, Angie, Adam and Andrew

  3. Prayers will continue...
    Thinking of you all, appreciating the sharing of your faith and love.
    Jane, Gerry, Josh & Isaiah

  4. So glad to hear the news today! We are thankful that we were able to visit with you guys yesterday and are continuing to pray in more specific ways now. Thanks for getting the blog up and going!
    Dan and Lynn

  5. We heard the good news about Geoff's brain shrinking 3mm right before leaving for church. Of course we shared this with everyone and praised God for the healing He is doing in Geoff. Nigel told us that he has prayer chains going around the world for the Hathaway family.

    Psalm 77:14 "You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples."


  6. The Buckapa GangJune 13, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    You know that we have not ceased to pray and lift your precious family up to the Lord! We continue to trust Him for every detail. I love the blog you've started. The picture of your dad says it all.

    Deut 33:27 "The everlasting God is your place of safety... and His arms will hold you up forever.

    Love you all!!!
    The Buchholzs and Panapas

  7. We just heard and Geoff, you are very much in our prayers....

    -Michael, Andrea, Aaron, Anna, Parker & Soon-to-be-Named Naugle

    I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." -Psalm 91:2

  8. You are in our prayers, both at church and in our home.
    Kathy, John, Brady & Taylor Skoglund

  9. Well said Victoria...
    Thinking about Geoff and all of you at such a stressful time. Tim and I will continue to pray for healing, strength and recovery. It's frustrating when it's not on our terms right now. In the meantime, be together as family. Seek out the best couches and the hottest coffee in the hospital; and stay close to one another. If you need anything from Monte, say the word. 320 226-2235.

    Shelly and Tim Elkington

  10. Your friends and colleagues are all behind you, Geoff. Stay strong and we'll see you soon.

    Sharleen B.

  11. Thank you for doing this blog...we at Goldleaf do get emails but it is comforting to me to come here to share and keep up...

    Ronae Rose

  12. Woo hoo!! Here's to a lot more good mornings! Know that there are so many here that send their love your way. We appreciate this blog so much. We love each and every Hathaway so dearly, and we'll see you soon!