Hello Friends and Family, welcome to our CaringBridge website. We have set up this site for people to come and get updates on our Dad, Jim Grant. We ask that you take in the information we are sharing and pray for our father and our family to give us strength through this journey together. Feel free to leave comments to us and Jim and we will read them to him when we are with him.
A few months ago Dad took a spill in a parking lot. He hit his head on a cement parking lot pylon. He was seen at the emergency room for it, after a few tests he was sent home with nothing more than stitches because that is all that was discovered at that time. Fast forward to a couple weeks ago, September 5th, when Dad was found unconscious on the floor of his home by some friends. He was immediately taken to the emergency room at San Antonio Hospital. Once there they did some tests and found a massive brain bleed in the same area where he previously hit his head (blood had slowly been leaking since his fall). Upon noticing this he was taken in immediately for emergency brain surgery to remove the blood. After this he was taken to the surgical intensive care unit for recovery. In the next few days he was recovering from the surgery and the injury to his brain. He was doing fair waking up more, communicating in couple word phrases in a whisper, and starting to move around with the help from therapy staff. It was after this that he suffered another challenge. In the same area where his surgery was done he suffered a stroke. This left him unable to move his left arm and leg and made it difficult to swallow. Doctors called us late in the evening of September 7th with news that they were not sure he would make it through the night. All of his children raced to be by his side, we prayed maybe more than we have every prayed before, we called out to friends and family to pray, and then we waited. By the grace of God Dad started to improve on September 11th. He started moving his left arm and because a bit more alert and was able to communicate better with us with a word here and there. He continues to improve little by little but still has a long way to go. We will keep you all informed of his progress and struggles through this website.