UPDATE ON NATE BROOKENS
I am sending the latest update on Nate, posted Friday morning on Facebook. Nate is currently still in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. We were greatly encouraged when, last week just before Thanksgiving Day, he was classified as being out of the coma!
Yet remains the battle to regain his memory and cognitive skills. Nate’s Aunt Tammy, is the spokesperson for Beth and it is she who posts the updates on FB and on the Caring Bridge website. Before you read her entry below, I do wish to state my unwavering faith in a Mighty God who is at work in Nathan’s brain and his body.
So often I have said, “It’s going to be a lonnngggg haul.” Hmm. God has rebuked me for that. We have no right to speak this over Nate’s situation. Our words must be words of Faith! I understand what his therapists and doctors have concluded. However. We have invited the Liberating God to enter into the confinements of Nathan’s reality. Granted it may be a long haul, but not by my declarations, but by God’s plan and in His time. Let’s avoid the confining power of our human predictions, and allow Him to call the shots. Let’s continue to pray, trust and watch what happens.
Thank you, friends, for your faithful prayers. Remember, you may catch all the updates on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/#!/Nate.Brookens.update.page?fref=ts OR www.caringbridge.com
God Bless You,
TAMMY’S UPDATE Nov. 30, 2012:
Nate was tested for amnesia, and scored very low, meaning he has severe amnesia. He has memory loss prior to his accident, and also has PTA, post traumatic amnesia. He may not remember things or events from the past, but he also may not remember what happened just one hour ago. His post-accident memory is like Swiss cheese, full of holes, no particular consistent pattern, and no way of determining what he remembers since the accident and what he doesn't. When asking him simple things like, "Do you remember I visited you last week", his answer will be automatic, a yes or no, but it is more reflexive, he doesn't actually understand what that means, and most likely doesn't remember it. He lives in the moment he is in, not in the past, not in the future. Here is a link to a great article on the subject, exactly where Nate is now....
Traumatic Brain Injury Progression of Symptoms - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – Health Communities - www.healthcommunities.com
Friday, November 30, 2012
UPDATE ON NATE BROOKENS
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/30/2012 10:50:00 PM