Get ready, all… this one brought me to tears (which isn’t all that unusual with Autumn’s updates : ) at the unbelievable, rich goodness of our God. These two are alive. It reminds me that even on the ‘bad’ days, His grace will continue to be enough… because He is enough.
Words from Scott, Autumn’s father:
“Today was a remarkable day of progress! Here is a list of Autumn’s big day: She woke up in a new room with a larger window for her enjoyment. She was more talkative today and told us her name, birthdate and other simple facts. She took a walk (with assistance) to the sink and bathroom before settling in the chair to rest. Her catheter was removed and her neck collar came off. They inserted a feeding tube through her nose to get nutrition. She still has limited vision, but correctly identified a few colors. She is pulling names from memory and is super polite getting all her “please” and “thank you’s” right on. I told Cinnamon we were WITNESSING THE HAND OF GOD RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES!
Due to the frontal lobe injuries, the fear has been that Autumn would have a different personality coming out of sedation. Well I am happy to report that so far Autumn has been pleasant and continues to ask everyone, “how are you doing?” She has always cared for people and even during this extreme time of personal needs, she is loving on others. That defines our Autumn.
While we still saw some setbacks today and information that points to a long, long recovery… God has done amazing healing today and all of you are a part of this journey as you continue to place Autumn in our Fathers hands.
Words cannot express the depth of our thankfulness that so many of you have supported us in so many ways.
“I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.” Psalm 118:17
If you could please pray for her vision to be restored soon. Her neurologist seemed concerned with the size of her pupils and she was clearly agitated by the fact that her vision was blurry and she wants to see better.”