Scott’s Full Story

Gregory Scott Daniel Pre 1993
Scott Pre 1993

This is the story of what has happened to my oldest son, what has happened to him since 1993 and God’s mercies, healing, and direction in his life. In 1993 Scott was hit head on by a drunk driver and suffered injuries that no human should survive. However, thanks to God’s intervention and our prayers, He spared Scott’s life.

If you would like to know more about our journey, please contact me here or send an email to tommy@gregoryscottdaniel.com and I will be happy to reply.

May God bless you as He has and is blessing us.

Tommy Daniel, Scott’s father.


The Accident

In 1993 at age 29 Scott was hit head-on by a drunk driver and suffered injuries which seemed medically impossible to survive. more>>

 

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What a Parent Fears

This is the worst nightmare any parent can imagine and not something you would wish on your worst enemy. more>>

The Nightmare Begins

When Scott arrived at the hospital he was given 8 units of blood to get him on the operating table. Everything in the lower part of his stomach was pushed through his diaphragm into his chest. The doctor spent 8 hours putting everything back in place. more>>

2 Days to Live

After 24 hours Scott was finally stabilized enough for a routine CAT scan. This is when they found a massive head injury and had to do emergency brain surgery. Five days later the bleeding was back in his brain and they had to do a second brain surgery. When they did this the orthopedic surgeon put a pin in Scott’s hip with a weight attached in order to hold the bones together. This turned a blood clot loose that went into his lungs. more>>

Crisis After Crisis

After 7 ½ weeks in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Druid City Hospital Scott was transferred to University Hospital in Birmingham, AL to get his hip operated. more>>

Even the Best can be Wrong

After getting his hip operated on Scott was transferred to Spain Rehabilitation Hospital for 3 ½ weeks. At this time Scott was aware but not really alert so there wasn’t much they could accomplish with him. more>>

Be Diligent

After this we took Scott home for about 3 weeks when he got a urinary tract infection and had to be put back in the hospital for 2 months and then into a nursing home. more>>

The Research Project

A year after the accident Scott became a part of a research project on bacoflin pumps and as a result was the first head injury in the world to receive the pump. more>>

Another Setback

After 5 years this pump had to be replaced and almost immediately his health started to deteriorate. He lost use of his left arm which was the only one he could use. He went from pushing himself in his wheelchair, feeding himself, shaving, brushing his teeth, etc to not being able to do anything for himself.

After more than 2 years I finally talked the surgeon into removing the pump. When he removed the pump and sent Scott to a room, I could not get Scott awake and he stopped breathing. Because of this he had to be put back on a ventilator and spend another 3 months in the hospital. more>>

Everyday Life

After getting out of the hospital I took Scott home on a ventilator and cared for him at home. more>>

Back to the ER

During the next 2 years Scott would periodically spike a temperature. I would take him to the emergency room where they would do a chest X ray and tell me he possibly had pneumonia. Then the blood test results would come back and show infection. They would put him in the hospital for 5 days, give him antibiotics until his white cell count was down and then send him home.

On December 6, 2004 I took Scott to the emergency room when he was not running a temperature. They did a chest X ray and admitted him with pneumonia. For the next 7 months the doctors fought the pneumonia with as many as 3 antibiotics at a time. They used procedures that are not normally done on pneumonia patients just to keep him alive. His body was eating itself away trying to pull enough nutrition for his immune system to fight the pneumonia.

Everyone seemed to know that Scott was dying except me. Finally in June 2005 I realized that he really was dying and I put God in charge. Within 2 weeks God led me to a web site that talked about nutrition that worked at the cellular level to improve the immune system. They were natural food sourced nutritional supplements. I ordered the products and with the doctor’s permission began giving them to Scott on July 3, 2005. In 3 weeks Scott’s immune system built up enough to fight off the last of the pneumonia. more>>

Put God in Charge

I continued giving Scott this nutrition and his body has continued to heal. Still, in December 2005, Scott became less responsive and began to have seizures. Scott has had a shunt in his head for over twelve years to drain fluid from his brain, and this shunt has not worked in years. In January 2006 the CAT scan showed fluid build up on the brain.

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The surgeon told me we could leave the shunt in and Scott would eventually die or he could take it out and there was a good chance he would die anyway from spinal meningitis. When the shunt was removed, it was found that the end of the shunt had gotten into his bowel and pulled feces through his body and out his head. Naturally this set up a massive infection. This was really a miracle sent from God because this was what was causing Scott’s unknown infections all those years.

When Scott was transferred to the Trauma, Surgical, Intensive Care Unit (TSICU) his doctors told the nurses that I was allowed to give Scott his supplements in his feeding tube. The nurses said they had never had a doctor tell them to let a family member give anything to a patient before. Between the antibiotics and the nutrition, Scott’s body fought off the infection in only 8 days.

It is now May 2006, Scott’s body is still healing and only God knows how much recovery he will make. more>>

More Miracles

It is now Spring, 2007 and many things have happened over the last months. I see that Scott has gotten weaker in the past months but I do not see him closer to death. As for my hope this scripture says it best. Romans 5:3-4 ‘And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; And experience, hope’.

As you read Scott’s Story you will understand why this and other scriptures mean so much to me. more>>

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Scott Someday – Nov 29, 2007

 

Scott in ICU (Jan 21, 2008)

From Tommy at 7:00 PM CST.

Scott is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He has low blood pressure and was given two pints of blood. The doctor says he may need one more overnight. He is getting the very best of care.

 

Update on Scott Jan 22, 2008

Scott underwent another surgery overnight to check for internal bleeding. He continues to be in critical condition in the ICU. Tommy told me he appreciates all the prayers coming in for him and Scott.

 

Update on Scott – Jan 24, 2008

Dear friends and family,

Thank you all for praying for Scott about his surgery. God answered your prayers more than you can even imagine. I asked you to pray for his operation and because God knows what is in your heart, your praying carried over to his second operation on the same day.

Scott’s gallbladder was removed Monday morning, Jan 20, 2008. After the surgery, his blood pressure was too low so they gave him 2 units of blood to get his blood pressure up. A few hours later his blood pressure dropped to a critical level of 50/45.   <!–more–>

 

 In His Hands – Jan 27, 2008

 

Out of the Coma – Feb 7, 2008

 

Scott Today – Feb 16, 2008

 

Update on Scott – Feb 26, 2008

 

Update on Tommy – Jul 5, 2008

 

Delayed update on Scott – Aug 10, 2008

 

Thanks from Tommy – Aug 29, 2008

 

Fast forward, latest on Scott – Oct 30, 2009

 

Weaning Process – Nov 22, 2009

 

“Praise the Lord” – Jun 16, 2010

 

Update on Scott July 2011 – Jul 1, 2011

 

At Least 6 Times He Should Have Died – May 5, 2012

 

Updates on Scott- Jul 10, 2012

 

Scott Is Doing Fine – Sep 1, 2012

 

Update on Scott – May 1, 2013

 

God Has a Purpose – May 14, 2014

 

Scott’s Update – Oct 24, 2014

 

Christmas Update – Dec 25, 2014

 

Update on Scott – Jan 20, 2015

there's nothing my God cannot doGod has really been good… Scott is doing very well at this time.
 
His sons and his grandson have been by to see him. I think it still amazes Scott that his sons are grown men and that he has a grandson. Because he cannot speak, due to the tracheostomy tube in his trachea (windpipe), I often wonder exactly what he remembers of the past 21 years.
 
I probably will not know until we get to heaven. Thank you for your prayers. I believe that is what keeps us going.
 
Tommy

 

Thanks be to God – May 13, 2016

Just a quick update on Scott’s current status.  For someone bedridden, tube fed, and on a ventilator he is doing very well, thank the Lord.Thanks be to God

His doctor reminded me recently that Scott has not been in the hospital since October 2014.  For someone in his condition that might be a world record.  Close to two years.  Perhaps I should submit that to Guinness.  LOL 

Seriously, most patients on a ventilator are usually in the hospital with pneumonia or some other ailment every few months.

I do give Scott real food supplements daily, and my belief is that God is using these supplements to keep Scott well, just as He used them in 2005 when Scott was dying from pneumonia.   Just for the record, these supplements are not what healed Scott but they do give his body what it needs to heal itself.  God made our body to heal itself, and stay well, if we give it the right nutrition.

My concern right now is finding the right feeding formula.  Every function of the body is determined by what we put in it, so we want to make sure we get the right food.  If you believe in prayer, please ask God to give us the right formula and to keep Scott well.  Until next time,  God bless. Tommy

 

Scott’s Heart – Jul 14, 2016

At the end of May, Scott’s doctor told me she didn’t think Scott had more than a month to live because she thought he might have had a heart attack.  gregory scott-heart-beats

She said his heartbeat was not nearly as strong as it had been. 

She might be right but he is definitely beyond the one month period now.

My prayer for many years has been that when God decides to take Scott, He will just stop his heart with no pain. 

In that moment, I will still praise God for allowing me to have Scott with me for over 23 years, after the doctors said he couldn’t live.

So please continue to keep Scott in your prayers.

Tommy

 

Miracles Happen – Thanks Be To God – Sep 25, 2016

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Update on Scott and his condition.

Saturday morning , 9/10/2016 at 4:30AM Scott’s nurse woke me and said Scott’s pulse rate had jumped to 240 beats per minute.  Of course I jumped out of bed and went into  his room and did everything I could think to do to get his pulse rate down. 

After trying for about 30 minutes I called the paramedics and they transported him to the hospital.  When he got there they immediately rushed him into a treatment room and shocked his heart to stabilize it.

His heart rate dropped to the 90-100 range.  They then did x-rays, took blood, urine, and did a CT Scan.  They found that he had a urinary tract infection and admitted  him for five days. 

During that time they ran a number of tests but we still do not know what caused Scott’s pulse rate to go so high. One thing I do know, God is still in charge and when He gets ready for him He will take him.

Since we have been back home Scott has stabilized.  His pulse rate is normal and it appears his urinary tract infection is gone.

Please keep him in your prayers.  It seems God is not through with him yet. ~ Tommy

 

Scott Continues To Do Well – Jun 1, 2017 .

Hello folks,
Update on Gregory Scott DanielThe purpose of this website is to tell you Scott’s story but also to keep you informed about his condition. I have been remiss in letting you know what is going on with Scott, so having been gently reminded by my good friend Al, I will attempt to tell you the latest. <!–more–>

 

The Lord Be With You And With Your Spirit – November 10, 2017

The Many Miracles of GodWe really could have titled this website “The Many Miracles of God” because there have been miracle after miracle over the past 24 ¾ years and they haven’t stopped yet.

Many of you may not believe the new miracles I am about to relate to you, but they happened and I have no way to explain them except they are just another miracle from God. <!–more–> 

 

LAST CHAPTER – Dec 31, 2019 

Next to burying my wife and Scott, writing this is probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do but this is about the last chapter of Scott’s life on this earth.

As you may already know, Scott went to be with Jesus on December 16, 2019 and we put his body in the ground on December 21, 2019 one day before his 56th birthday.

To ask if I miss him would be an understatement, but I know he is now happy, with a body that can now do all the things he couldn’t do during the last 27 years. I like to imagine him sitting at an easel drawing pictures of The Savior and possible some of Jesus’ apostles. I would give most anything to see those drawings.