On August 13th 2017
Brian suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury.
Doctor's Immediately performed what they called a "Hail Mary" surgery....Against all odds, Brian survived the delicate surgery but remained in a coma for nearly 2 weeks. Family and friends gathered by his bedside praying for him to come back to us. The Long term prognosis was not good to say the least, "He may open his eyes one day." was all the hope the Doctors could give us as this was a "catastrophic injury" in their words.
August 24: Brian's eyes opened, we were hopeful but realistic. We could just tell he saw us, heard us and could feel his family around him. A few days later he squeezed his Dad (Chris') hand. "Brian, did you just squeeze my hand? Again he obliged. The family is elated! He was now squeezing the hands of his Mom (Diane) his sister (Leah) as well as the Doctors and family and friends. His eyes are tracking us and we all know "He's in there!" A few setbacks, pneumonia and fevers but Brian is fighting through it.
August 27th: Brian is breathing on his own! WHAT? Yep, no one expected this, especially the Doctors. They seem to be flocking to his room to see for themselves the Miracle that IS Brian! Shaking their heads in amazement, "He shouldn't be here, Alive and breathing on his own, we have never seen this kind of recovery!" But they don't know Brian and the power of the prayers he is receiving!!!!
August 30th: Brian is sitting in a chair watching T.V.
He's Back! Everyday comes with new milestones, Thumbs up, OK sign, not talking yet because of the tracheotomy but mouthing words, writing on a whiteboard and moving his right hand and arm. The left arm and his legs are a little slower to progress but that will come with more rehab!
Speaking of rehab...
Brian's was accepted to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta! Shepherd is one of the top 10 rehabilitation facilities in the country for Brian's type of injury and the best place for him to start his recovery! The family couldn't be happier.
He is receiving speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy daily. The therapists are thrilled and amazed at his progress as well.
September 8th.... Brian had a "Field Trip" today.... Outside to the Angel Garden.... The first time he's had sunshine on his face in almost a month. He even flipped a quarter into the fountian for good luck.
Brian has such a zest for life and the outdoors and a special gift of flirting with the nurses....he raises his eyebrows up and down when he sees a cute one and waves goodbye to them like,"toodle looo". Such a great sense of humor!
Chris, Diane and Leah have been by his side everyday as well as family and friends. Prayers from all over the country have been pouring in. God and the prayers have brought Brian back. He is here for a purpose. God has an amazing plan for him.
The recovery will be long. Up's and Downs. Ebbs and Flows.
The expenses will be monumental.
We are asking family and friends, strangers and angels to help the Davis Family as Brian continues his journey of "Miracles and Recovery"
Continued prayers are needed and Welcomed.
Chris, Diane Leah and the entire family thank you for your support!!❤
More updates to follow!
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