William’s condition, update 6

Shall I start with a praise?

  • William walked (with the assistance of a walker), twice around the hospital floor yesterday and once so far today. We got to take Carter on a walk with us today in his stroller…almost like we’re taking our walks around the neighborhood again!
  • He’s eating like a champ now! Which is a huge improvement considering the idea of chewing was exhausting him for 3 days.
  • They’ve slowed the medication dripping into the pic line now so it’s much more comfortable.
  • Not too bad of a headache anymore.
  • His vision is getting better day by day.
  • Our time as a family of 3 1/2 has been so sweet. Carter’s gotten to see Daddy  in the morning and at night. So we still get to say Carter’s bedtime prayers with him and just cuddle, tickle, and play together. Carter’s been amazing through all of this. And I see it as another fingerprint of God in the whole situation.

Today, we’ll get to hear from our internist, Dr. Walker and possibly our neurologist, Dr. Goddell. We’re excited to hear what they say about his recovery so far. We’ll also hopefully find out when we get to go home and really start this recovery process. Each doctor, nurse, and therapist we’ve talked to that’s been helping us has been stunned in such a positive way about his progress. Wow, Jesus is all over this and I know we won’t know the effect Will’s recovery will have had on everyone, but it sure is encouraging to keep fighting knowing there are people watching, who don’t know the Lord and how He saves lives.

On another note; I had a wonderful mothers day. I couldn’t have asked for a better gift than sitting with Will, laughing, watching a movie, and just realizing again that God didn’t have to give him back to us; but he did because the Lord blesses and blesses and blesses his children beyond measure.

I’m still amazed by what’s happened in a week. One week ago I had no clue as to what God was going to do with such a mess of a situation. But, isn’t just like him to take our ashes and turn them into beauty?!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your prayers!!! We’re so incredibly encouraged and loved.


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We are two people that love each other & our sweet baby boy. We love the simplicities in life like sitting outside when the weather is beautiful, going for a drive, snuggling in our jammies. We love our family & friends.

16 responses to “William’s condition, update 6”

  1. Jen Zakaras says :

    So Beautiful! And Carter is JUST ADORABLE!!!!

  2. Rachel Daddio says :

    Will looks awesome! WOW! We continue to pray for you and look forward to seeing you later this year. Tell Will to be nice and share the road so to speak…no elbows and no races…yet!

  3. Elizabeth Bae says :

    This is great!!! Both boys look great!

  4. khalto m says :

    Thank God… Will is back 🙂

  5. Grandma says :

    The picture of happiness Father and son. Beautiful!!! You all bless our hearts knowing God is glorified.

  6. Susan Schumpert says :

    Thank you, thank you for the photo! That is exactly what we have been needing. So glad to see that smile that I’ve never even seen before 🙂

  7. Amy Moller says :

    That picture is an awesome mother’s day present!
    You are all so blessed!
    Still praying,

  8. Carrie Tanner says :

    Praise God in all His Glory and in the Miracles he has provided to you and your beautiful. I was thinking in Church Sunday when Pastor Heath was reflecting on Will’s situation and the Miracles of God that if Will’s situation were to bring even one person, one non-believer to Christ then that makes it an even more beautiful miracle and imagine all of the non-believers who have had a little tiny spark of curiosity about the Lord, a flame lit within them, if that flame is able to grow and then in turn shine on others what an even bigger miracle this will all turn out to be. This situation could not only have changed your family’s life forever it could have changed many families lives forever through God and His miracles. I am so glad that your family was all able to maintain your strength and your eyes focused on God through all of this, It could have so easily gone the other way had your faith in God not been as strong. You are amazing people and I look up to you for your strength, I pray that your strength continues to grow and that each day Will’s body continues to heal and return to full health. I pray that each non-believer that hears of his story or see’s his story first hand, realizes the true miracle and goes running into the arms of the Lord, as there is no other explanation then a miracle that has happened in your lives! Praise God and may he continue to bless your family everyday more and more!!! If there is anything we can do to help please let me know, even if it’s just bringing a meal to help you when you are able to go home. Love, Carrie, JP and Brooklyn Tanner

  9. Kristie says :

    So glad to see Will up and around today and hear such positive news from the Dr. We keep reflecting on what has gone on in just one short week that often felt like an eternity. The Lord’s presence was definitely felt in that waiting room and also with Will (mostly with Will 🙂 It was an amazing week with a great outcome. Love Love Love the picture… so glad you posted so all the folks that are praying can put a face to a name and what a great smile!
    Love you guys….

  10. Steve & Rita Hungett says :

    Thank YOU for your demonstration of faith even during the darkest hours. It was evident that the Holy Spirit was right next to you and you both were clinging tightly. What an example you both have been.

    Steve & Rita

  11. Wendy Hilkerbaumer says :

    Will, it is so good to see that smiling face of yours. Carter, you are adorable. Jenet, you should get a pic of all three and 1/2 of you. Praise the Lord, for this miracle! Keep getting better and better Will, I will be praying for you and your family!!

  12. Mary says :

    We are so thrilled! God’s love is seen in you! We will continue to pray for your family.

  13. Susie Berger says :

    Oh, Will, this is just what I needed to see Jenet, Thank you!!!! I needed to lay my eyes on you, Will!!! Jenet and the family has done such a good job keeping us here in Missouri update, but there is nothing like seeing the miracle with my own eyes !!!!! I am so glad to see little Carter with you , I am just missing Jenet I need to lay my eyes on her too!!!! Then I will know all of you are OK or recovering to normal one day at a time, slow pace, quiet , peaceful and steady as we go!!!!!!! Praying for more good and improving news for all of you!!!!! In fact Jenet how about a picture of the whole family so I can look at all of you!!!! And bring the dog in too!!!! Lots of love and hugs !!!!! Susie

  14. virginia drackley says :

    Wow, wow, wow. This is what we all needed, was to see Will and an added bonus, little Cater. just wonder what that little guy is really thinking. Thank you and thank God for the miracle. We are so blessed for knowing what an awsome God we have. We pray for strength to go through the next faze of your life. You have done way beyound what we could expect in this short time, To God be the Glory. There are so many prayers going out to you from MN. and WI. Our love and hugs Bruce and Virginia

  15. Tom, Karen, & Danica Falk says :

    We are so relieved to hear the progress. Jenet, your posts are truly inspirational. You all are in our prayers. God bless.
    -Tom, Karen, & Danica

  16. K. Hanson says :

    I’ve always loved the “title” photo on your blog of Carter riding on the bike between Will’s strong arms. Sooo good to see Carter sitting in his daddy’s strong arms again. I like it!!!

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