‘He’s going to make it!’

Father posts positive update on Baby Grant's status

  • Feb. 10, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Record Staff

Doug Weaver has been posting updates regarding his son, “Baby Grant”, on a crowdfunding page set up for the family.

Seven-month-old Grant Weaver was rescued from the frigid waters of the Puntledge River on Jan. 30.

The paragraph Doug posted on the weekend was the news everyone following the story has been waiting to hear.

“Well, he’s going to make it!” Doug posted on Friday, from Baby Grant’s bedside at the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

“Amazing really. I’m glad I was convinced to provide everyone with updates – at times it’s tough to do. Again he’s going to make it, but he’ll need a lot of support moving forward.”

Later that day Doug was a little more guarded with his wording, clarifying his previous post by saying it “appears” as though Baby Grant was going to survive.

“He is slowly coming off life support but his brain function is still undetermined. The progress is slow and changes almost hour by hour. Again, he will make it but it is unclear what that may look like moving forward. Either way, I am excited.”

On Saturday, Baby Grant’s cognitive signs were improving.

“This morning Grant followed along with his eyes as we read ‘The Going to Bed Book’. It will be long road to recovery but we observed some positive feedback to date. Testing of his brain will be at a later date. TBA.”

At the end of Saturday, Doug had this update:

“We were able to (squeak) a couple of smiles out of Grant today. Wearing the mask to assist in breathing is uncomfortable for the little guy to say the least. Hopefully in a few days the medical team will be able to remove it. Following that I’m told he’s out of the ICU ward and off to another one on the floor above.

He’s a strong kid!”

On Sunday, everything was reported to be status quo.

The update on the crowdfunding campaign is also positive.

As of Tuesday morning, there has been $17,213 raised.

To contribute, or to follow Doug’s posts, go to www.gofundme.com/l6lwss

Grant’s mother and Doug’s wife, 26-year-old Veronika Sophie Weaver, perished in the Puntledge River incident. It remains unclear as to how the two wound up in the river.





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