Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Captain has Gained the Upper-Hand

Today has been such an amazing day. Late last night my family was told that Jonah was expected to have a rough, painful night. The reason being that his brain wants to heal, so it will take what it can from all other organs in his body. This is what they call organ storming. Our family braced for the worst, but we were confident that he would make it. 
My parents were comforted by a blessing that was given to Jonah that said he will not respond the way that the doctors are expecting. He will not be part of the norm. Jonah will heal. 

Some more men from the rugby team stayed the night in the ICU waiting room again and read a chapter in the scriptures and sang a hymn. It's so interesting to me how the simplest things can bring so much peace to my soul. I'm so grateful that those men stayed while my siblings, parents, and I went home to get a little sleep. At about 3am this morning, the doctor went out to talk to the men sleeping. He said that Jonah was doing absolutely great! Just as the blessing said, Jonah did not do what the doctors had expected. Last night was his best night. He seemed so peaceful and more like himself.

This morning when they took Jonah off of his pain medication, he finally responded to the stimuli. When they were tickling his ribs this morning, he was able to move his head back and forth. When they touched his feet, he reacted by moving them. As the nurse was putting a tube down his throat to check his temperature, Jonah grabbed the nurse's arm. 
The swelling of his face and head has subsided and he continues to show signs of even more healing. As I sit and watch him, I can see his eyebrows furrow and move and I can't help but be filled with so much gratitude for God and His constant care. 

Our family has been so blessed. Even Jonah's nurse today is a family friend and has been watching and caring for Jonah better than we could have ever imagined. I know that our prayers are being heard. I can't thank you all enough for your help. Know that my family is so blessed because of you all. We are so thankful for you.


  1. I served in Jonah's mission. He's in my class at dixie as well. Not until the accident did I realize we were in the same mission. I knew he looked familiar. I just couldn't figure out how I knew him. Before class he would embrace the silence and ask people how their weekend was. He is always so kind to people. Today I attended the temple and put his name on the prayer role. I'm sure many people have done this. As I read the posts it's so neat to see all these prayers being answered. Faith leads to miracles!

  2. So happy to read this. We're praying for a miracle. Thank you for your post.

  3. Hello beautiful Tuttle family. I just wanted to let you know that our family really knows what you are going through. Just take it one day at a time... or even one moment at a time if that is all you can handle for now. It is a long road.. but it really does get better. I know God has you all, especially Jonah, in the palm of his hand. You are in our prayers and in our hearts every hour of the day.